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LINQ's Single Method: When and Why It's a Good Idea

Posted by Kris Coleman on May 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Recently I’ve come to a realization: I use Single() and SingleOrDefault() frequently even though many developers avoid it entirely – instead always opting to use First() or FirstOrDefault(). I wanted to explain why I explicitly choose Single over First in certain situations. Under most circumstances, Single() provides a better a means of validating the intent of your LINQ, therefore helping to validate your program as a whole. 

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Topics: Development Trends

Springthrough Wins Sitefinity "Innovator" Award

Posted by Mandy Cech on May 16, 2017 9:53:42 AM

Each year, the Sitefinity Summit brings together development partners from across the country to hear product updates and celebrate success stories. On the final day of the conference, Springthrough was happy to receive the "Innovator" award.

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Topics: Enterprise Content Management, Development Trends

GitFlow: A Merge Strategy with Less Mess and More Sense

Posted by Kris Coleman on May 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Managing a project’s stability during development and release cycles is a problem that every software shop must face. There are many approaches to tackling this problem, and today I’m going to talk about GitFlow.

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Topics: Development Trends

Case Study: Legal Copy Services

Posted by Mandy Cech on Apr 25, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As a record retrieval company, Legal Copy Services (LCS) gathers data for legal, medical, and insurance companies to use in upcoming cases. Some clients request print copies, but the records also go into an online client portal for fast and easy access. For LCS, a strong IT infrastructure isn’t just a cost; it helps their business generate revenue.

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Topics: Infrastructure & IT Support

An Office 365 Migration Guide for Business

Posted by Xavier Elizondo on Apr 19, 2017 10:48:28 AM

There is a lot of chatter lately about Office 365 migrations. However, once I get talking with people, their definitions vary widely. The most popular feature, email, is often what people mean when they say they're interested in "Office 365". Others think of it just in terms of the office suite of programs. Still others think of it as solely a document repository. Very few consider Office 365 in its entirety as a platform. 

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Topics: Infrastructure & IT Support

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