Our Thoughts

The Cost of Ignoring Software Debt

Posted by Eric Spencer on Feb 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Just recently, the Michigan Secretary of State faced a big problem. Their digital system stopped working. They had spent too many years updating an old system, trying to make incremental fixes here and there. They didn’t have a plan in place for the software retirement, so before a new solution could be enacted, they faced a total breakdown. Therein lies the danger of ignoring technical debt.

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Topics: Enterprise Content Management, Development Trends

If You Need To Go Cross-Platform, Start Using .Net Standard

Posted by Kris Coleman on Feb 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In the modern age, software solutions can span across many platforms. One monster solution alone could contain a range of web projects, web services, desktop applications and mobile applications. If you’ve ever written a class library for .Net Framework and later had to target Mono to use it with iOS, you might want to save yourself from the trouble in the future. You might also be one of the lucky few who have worked with PCLs (Portable Class Libraries) and had the pleasure of dealing with those cumbersome PCL profiles. Well no more! PCL is dead, and long live the new King: .Net Standard

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Topics: Development Trends

A Journey in Time (Tracking and Forecasting)

Posted by Dave Tarnow on Jan 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At Springthrough, and I’m sure other firms around the world, we use system upon system, upon system, to support our business needs. Any time we can integrate technology tools to make our lives easier, it is a huge win.

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Topics: Development Trends, Company Culture

Top Articles From Our First Year Blogging

Posted by Mandy Cech on Jan 3, 2017 8:30:00 AM

At the start of 2016, we took on a big initiative for our team. We started publishing one article a week. We've learned a lot throughout the year in terms of the process for publishing and the types of articles that seem to resonate the most with people. 

On that note, below we've gathered our top 5 most popular articles of the year.

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Topics: Development Trends, Infrastructure & IT Support, Digital Marketing, Company Culture

How and Why We Used Xamarin Forms to Build Prototype Software

Posted by Jeff Proefrock on Nov 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The best work opportunities ask you to use what you know in a new way. Recently, I had that opportunity when a new contact approach Springthrough with a unique scenario. He works in the R&D department of a local company. His department routinely builds prototype software to set their products apart.

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Topics: Development Trends