The Magic of User Stories in Agile Software Development

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“As a User, I want to search for Blog Articles on the blog from a quick Search Textbox on the top navigation so that I can get to the articles I want faster. Given that I am logged in as a User, I should see a Search Text box prominently placed in the Top Navigation. Upon entering Search Criteria, an … Read More

Evolution into DDD – An Introduction

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Over the last few years, we’ve run into scenarios that have led us down into a deep exploration phase on some of the “so-called” best practices in building quality software. We have diligently followed the best practices as recommended by Microsoft and other giants only to find serious shortcomings when applications get massive. As we started going down the rabbit … Read More

Unit Test Assertions made easy using Shouldly

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Shouldly Example in Unit Tests for C#

Assertions in Unit Testing are often cumbersome to write. Majority of our TDD code is full of Assertions to ensure that Unit Tests meet the criteria specified in the business rules. Here’s a typical example of a Unit Test using good ol’ Assert. If you think this is boring, you’re not alone. Not only is it cumbersome, it doesn’t flow … Read More

Introduction – How to write clean code?

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One of the biggest challenges in Software development is the practice of writing clean code. Writing clean code is like having great sex, you will not know anything about it until you’ve personally experienced it. There, we said it! The sad state of the industry is that there’s no pragmatic guide to writing clean code. Clean Code mastery comes through tremendous … Read More

DateAdd functionality in MongoDB

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When developers build systems that service users in multiple timezones, reporting needs to take into account the tenant’s time zone to accurately produce data in the tenant’s time zone. As developers, the safest bet involves storing dates in UTC format. If they are not stored in UTC (for legitimate reasons I won’t get in here), then we make sure we have … Read More

HyperTrends performs a massive Mongo Rewrite to accommodate new C# Driver

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Mongo Aggregation Pipeline Example

HyperTrends, a leading Software Development Agency in San Diego servicing customers all over Southern California just finished performing a massive upgrade to rewrite all MongoDB code to work with the new C# Driver. The old MongoDB/C# driver did not provide an async operations either. The new driver provided improvements over almost all aspects of MongoDB. It took HT about 300 … Read More

Why Atlassian Buying Trello is great news for Developers

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Why Atlassian buying Trello is great news for Developers… [Cross-Posted from Anup Marwadi’s Medium Blog] As I was sipping on my cup of warm lemon/honey/turmeric water this morning, I casually navigated to TechCrunch where I learned that Trello was being bought by…wait for it — Atlassian. I must admit that I didn’t see that one coming. I still think this is great … Read More

Mind Blowing API Development at 4x the pace

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Look: Most people think API Development is a very straight forward task that any ordinary development company can handle. We think that is a BIG MISTAKE! The truth is: Many software agencies are failing to deliver when it comes to building World Class APIs. There are very few agencies that can actually perform rock-solid API Development. We know, because we’ve spent quite some … Read More

Software Development Company Engagement Models

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A Typical Day In The Life Of A Software Development Company You signed a big contract with your customers. You bid on a great set of requirements that you and your customers mutually agreed upon. You spent a week identifying all functional elements you thought you would add to the system you are about to build. You did this at … Read More

5 Mobile App Development Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be Making

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App Store Mistakes

App Stores have become a great distribution channel and a launching pad for some of the largest businesses in the world. Making these Mobile App Development Mistakes can cost you a bit. Users have downloaded apps from the Apple App Store a whopping 100 Billion times in 2015. Yes, you read that right. If you have a great idea and … Read More