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    Summer In Review 2021 - Liz

    Source Allies had many apprentices during Summer 2021! They gained experience with test-driven development, pair programming, ci/cd, mobile development, and much more. Each apprentice had their own unique experience over the course of the summer, and gave a presentation in August to showcase their growth as developers, consultants, and people....
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    Summer In Review 2021 - Christian & Cutler

    Source Allies had many apprentices during Summer 2021! They gained experience with test-driven development, pair programming, ci/cd, mobile development, and much more. Each apprentice had their own unique experience over the course of the summer, and gave a presentation in August to showcase their growth as developers, consultants, and people....
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    Case Study: Leveraging Infrastructure as Code and DevOps Best Practices

    Source Allies saw an opportunity for our partner, a Fortune 500 agriscience company, to accelerate their digital transformation. In its current state, there were a dozen software development teams working on the same product who did not have confidence in the stability of their current cloud infrastructure and deployment environments....
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    Brag a Bit

    The day-to-day work of a software developer is diverse. We are assigned a main project to work on that takes most of our focus but unexpected work can arise since software development is such a team-based activity. Examples of out of the ordinary work may be helping track down a...
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    Resources for Data Exploration

    As our world continues to become more data-focused, more and more datasets are at our disposal to analyze. This provides a lot of opportunities to explore and build up data science skills. Below you’ll find a sampling of fun datasets to get you started. Kaggle A great starting place is...
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    Navigating Chaos: lessons learned from a high-intensity project

    On any given team, lots of time, effort, and thought goes into determining the team culture. This includes Agile practices and ceremonies, the discovery process, collaboration strategies, and communication with stakeholders. A high-priority project with a tight deadline can disrupt these routines. Some practices will need to be shelved until...
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    ECS Anywhere First Impressions

    AWS ECS Anywhere First Impressions It isn’t often that we read the mass marketing emails that we all get everyday. AWS sends out an email each week (usually on Tuesday) with a list of recent updates and new services. I actually get a lot of value out of reading it...
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    IMAUG

    What is IMAUG? IMAUG is the Iowa Microsoft Azure User Group. As some of you may or may not have noticed if you follow me on LinkedIn or my blog, I have links to join IMAUG everywhere. You might have questions about what is it, what should I expect to...
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    Remember to Dream

    One day this spring, I walked the dog and forgot my headphones. It was early April; muddy and cool. We generally go about three miles on trails by the creek near our home. The path was quiet, all I could hear was birdsong and water. As I began to daydream,...
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    Free HTTPS/SSL Certificates for Home Docker Hosting

    So you’ve discovered the wonderful world of Docker and are running containers left and right. You can effortlessly spin up any application under the sun and browse it locally. What more could a techie want in their home server hosting environment? That HTTPS Padlock showing you’re a secure web site...