• Jul 28 2016

    Dealing with Technical Debt

    BY: Donald Bickel
    Hopefully by now it has become apparent that it is nearly impossible to avoid accumulating technical debt while building software and systems. The question is not so much whether or not you are going to take on technical debt but rather how quickly, what kind and what you are going to do about it in the long term.
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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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  • Jun 02 2016

    WCF and the Azure Service Bus

    BY: Susan Williams
    Are you working towards your MCSD: Web Applications Certification like me? If so and you are getting ready for the last exam in the series, Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services (70-487) check out this post about getting familiar with WCF and the Azure Service Bus.
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