Design Demystified

Zac Jones
February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Why A Beautiful User Experience (UX) Shouldn’t Be Our Primary Focus

I’m passionate about creating functional designs, and I love what I do. More and more I believe that the methodology of sticking to initial design comps exactly is fatally flawed. Executing a smooth plan and receiving positive internal feedback is excellent, but ultimately, if a design doesn’t improve […]
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How To Set the Android Target APK Level for PhoneGap

January 22, 2019 / No Comment

Attain Hassle-Free Acceptance of Your Google Play Application with PhoneGap.
I’ve been working on a mobile task management application that is currently in Open Beta on Android, and as December was waning, I knew I needed to add a few months to the beta expiration date that was currently set to expire on December 31, 2018. After extending […]
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Innovation Through the Ages

December 10, 2018 / No Comment

The Legacy of Architecture
Brunelleschi, the famous architect and artist of the Renaissance, was an innovator who not only learned his trade, he improved upon it. He studied the grand architecture of the ancients of Rome and built upon that solid foundation of knowledge to create new and better design techniques, even inventing useful tools to make the building of […]
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IntelliTect Today: 5 Vital Reasons to Migrate to ASP.NET Core

Erin Wissing
December 10, 2018 / No Comment

Microsoft’s ASP.NET Core provides an open-source platform for efficiently building high-performance websites with cross-platform capabilities.
Mark Michaelis, CEO of IntelliTect, has traveled throughout the US teaching developers how to take their existing code and upgrade it to the ASP.NET Core framework because it is a very light, efficient platform that requires users to install only what they need to […]
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Software Solutions Demystified: Buy or Build with Confidence

Grant Erickson
December 10, 2018 / No Comment

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to make the important ‘buy or build’ decision many times. In retrospect, some commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products have worked out wonderfully. Others have been less than stellar. I use the following matrix to help make my decision.

Here are some key points to consider for your decision.
1 – Make sure you […]
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Employee Spotlight: Andrew Scott

Erin Wissing
December 10, 2018 / No Comment

An Analytical Thinker Who Crafts Innovative Solutions
Whether you’ve worked with them for years or have never met our featured employee, this column will continue to introduce you to the many faces of IntelliTect. For this issue, we featured a bright innovator who caught the coding bug as a sophomore in high school: Andrew Scott.

“Maybe the solution is […]
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Securing Web APIs in .NET Core 2.2

December 10, 2018 / No Comment

Microsoft will simplify Web API authentication in a soon-to-be-released update!
This week’s release of ASP.NET 2.2 gave us some performance enhancements, ability to do health checks on the application and code analyzers to help you improve your web API discoverability. Expect an out of band release that creates a dependency on IdentityServer in the near future.
Microsoft will be […]
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Video: Is Xamarin Forms the Right Choice for Your Next App?

Erin Wissing
November 29, 2018 / No Comment

Using Xamarin Forms is a quick win according to Kevin Bost, Xamarin certified senior developer at IntelliTect and C# instructor at Eastern Washington University.
Xamarin is Microsoft’s platform for building mobile applications. Using a shared C# codebase, developers can build android and IOS apps at the same time using the Xamarin.Forms library. It isn’t a common UI; it’s shared […]
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Potential New Features of C# 8.0 Exposed

Erin Wissing
November 7, 2018 / No Comment

Can’t satisfy your thirst for C# knowledge?
Hang around Mark Michaelis long enough and you’ll get up to speed in no time!
Mark has been traveling within the US, and as far as Scandinavia, spreading the C# love. You might have seen him at Visual Studio LIVE! events in Chicago or San Diego or at .Net User Group meetups in […]
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Quickly Configure ASP.NET Core API to work with Vue CLI 3!

October 25, 2018 / No Comment

Use Vue CLI 3 with all the functionality of ASP.NET Core.
In this tutorial, we will use the .NET WebAPI template to generate an API back-end and Vue CLI 3 to create the front-end and get them to work together.
Here is a link to my working version on GitHub

.Net Core 2.1 SDK
Visual Studio […]
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