• Jul 14 2017

    Continuing Education Outlets for an Application Developer in Training

    BY: Matt Condor
    After moving from my role in support and testing to the development team for Mercury New Media in 2017 I quickly found out that my peer group had become a group of code sorcerers whose wizardry both excited and bewildered me. Eager to get prepared for this new position and to earn my place on the team I set out to educate myself on how to become a code wizard like my cohorts.
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  • Jul 14 2016

    Confessions of a Noob

    BY: Brittany Kiefner
    I started my journey here at Mercury as an intern, fulfilling a credit requirement towards my computer science degree. The stress and uncertainty associated with an internship is hardly an uncommon sentiment among students and those just starting out in the tech world or any profession for that matter. I would like to offer those that are in the humble beginnings of their computer science careers my positive account of growing from an intern to an application developer. The impact a technologically diverse, tenacious and structured company like Mercury can have on one’s progress is invaluable.
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  • Jun 30 2016

    Identifying Technical Debt

    BY: Donald Bickel
    Naïve/Reckless/Unintentional Technical Debt aka Mess Naïve Debt, Reckless Debt and Unintentional debt are different names for a form of technical debt that accrues due to irresponsible behavior or immature practices on the part of the people involved. In our experience it is very rare to find this kind of technical debt stemming from conscious irresponsible development behavior. However, it is very common to find this kind of debt originating from developers not trained in current and robust development techniques, when little architectural planning has taken place or the toolchain the development team uses is immature.
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  • Jun 16 2016

    Customizing the Sitefinity Content Admin Part III: Event Decorators

    BY: AJ Kiefner
    In this final installment of “Customizing the Sitefinity Content Admin” we’ll be going deep into Sitefinity’s Event Control system managed by what are called ‘Decorators’. This is pretty much for Developers only, however if you stick around until the end of the post I’ll be going over some exciting features that have come out / will be coming out since I started this series.
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  • Apr 07 2016

    Customizing the Sitefinity Content Admin Part II: Deep Dive

    BY: AJ Kiefner
    In this post I’ll be going over the various advanced custom code and configurations you can apply to the Sitefinity content editor along with tips and tricks to wrangle the admin the way you need it so it can perform at the optimal level for your client.
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