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  • Three teammates posing for picture at AWS re:Invent 2019

    AWS re:Invent 2019 Recap

    AWS re:Invent is always an exciting time of year. For the past few years, Source Allies has sent a group of teammates for the annual event to come back and share all of the exciting things AWS is offering for the next year. We thought we would recap our experience...
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    Event Sourcing

    Software development teams are responsible for building a wide variety of software to solve a wide variety of problems. Many of these software development projects implement business flows that have defined activities completed by specific parties. An architecture that implements these flows by mixing validation logic with record updates becomes...
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    Takeaways from dsmAgile 2019

    We look forward to dsmAgile every year. It’s become an event that the Des Moines tech community has supported and gets excited about every fall. Presented by Agile Iowa, this is a conference that brings speakers (national, international, and local) and attendees together for a day to discuss, discover and...
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    Source Allies Hackathon Reflections

    Often times when a group of teammates get together, ideas are brought up on how to make Source Allies a better place. During a company-wide retrospective, where all teammates were invited, we were brainstorming possible things that could be done to bring teammates closer together. One particular table focused on...
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    Deploying Azure Function with Azure Active Directory Authentication (Easy Auth) Interaction

    The use case we were trying to solve for our partner was to be able to invoke our .Net Core api that was protected by Azure Active Directory Authentication (Easy Auth). We also wanted to deploy this function via an ARM template to allow flexibility and feature parity in environments.
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    Where Automation Lives

    This is part of our Quality Assurance (QA) Community of Practice’s testing collection. The goals of this collection are to spark ideas for teams without dedicated testers, to have open discussions about testing, and to share information on testing topics that we’re passionate about. Today we will be focusing on...
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    DevOpsDays Des Moines 2019

    You’ve heard that Des Moines has a great technology community. We certainly do. I see it every day on the teams I work with and at the companies we partner with. One of the things that excites me the most is getting involved in the community and co-organizing events (like...
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    What are Self-Directed Teams?

    When people talk about working for Source Allies, rarely do they go a sentence or two in without mentioning one of the defining characteristics of the company – the flat organization structure. Here at Source Allies, there is no one looking over your shoulder or telling you what to do....
  • Teammates watching a presentation during Allies Week

    Allies Week

    Here at Source Allies, we took a whole week in January to consciously display the qualities that compose our core values and make us unique as a company; we called it “Allies Week”! We viewed this week as an opportunity to learn more about our teammates, collaborate across teams and...
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    Tips and Tech to Thrive While Pairing Remotely

    Throughout my eight years at Source Allies, I have had the opportunity to work on several teams at our various projects. Most of the time our teams work in open collaborative spaces, where pair programming is done side-by-side. However, there are occasions where I have paired with developers remotely. As...