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June 13, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

Generate Better Code, Faster!

Are you or your developers writing stored procedures by hand? Are they creating duplicate CRUD (Create Read Update Delete) logic in multiple places? If so, you should consider a code generator.

June 13, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

New Pluralsight Course on Unit Testing Released by Paul Sheriff

Pluralsight is your go-to website for thousands of developer videos. Paul now has 13 courses available in the Pluralsight library. His latest is described below...

February 6, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

PDSA is now Fairway Technologies!

PDSA has merged with Fairway Technologies! This is definitely a case of one + one = three! When two great companies, that have made customer service a priority, come together, the end result is spectacular for our clients. With this merger, Fairway now has over 50 employees to help serve our customers in everything from Java to Oracle to SQL Server to .NET.

January 2, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

Testing is Not Just for Quality Assurance People

Every developer needs to test their code, or have it tested by someone. I don’t know about you, but I am horrible at testing my own code. Does this mean that I do not need to test my code? Heck, no! It is always best if you do not rely on your end-user to test your code. This can end up with a very frustrated user, and your user can lose faith in your ability to get their project done. There are several ways you can get your code tested. This article explores a few of these methods for testing and talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each.

November 28, 2016 | Paul D. Sheriff

The Importance of a CIO

Are you without a CIO in your company? Did you know that a good CIO can save you money and keep your projects on-time and on-budget. What are some of the key duties a CIO performs that helps a company achieve its goals?

October 31, 2016 | Paul D. Sheriff

Everyone Needs Help Now and Then...

Yes, you can google for answers to tricky programming problems. However, when you get back 5 different answers, how do you know which one is the best one to use? This is where PDSA, Inc. comes in. We have over 270+ man years of development expertise among our developers. We use tried and true techniques every day in our consulting business to solve many of the same business programming problems that you are facing. When you engage with PDSA, you aren't just getting one expert, you are getting a whole company of experts. 

October 24, 2016 | Paul D. Sheriff

MVC, Web Forms, or Client-Side Technologies?

It seems like everywhere you read, everyone is talking about using Angular, Bootstrap, or MVC to create web applications. But what about programmers still working in Web Forms? You want to continue to use Web Forms and still build mobile web apps, use jQuery, Angular and Bootstrap. Not to fear, Web Forms is not dead, and nearly everything you can do in MVC, you can also do in Web Forms. Web Forms can also use client-side frameworks just as well as MVC.

October 3, 2016 | Paul D. Sheriff

If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

If you do not have a set of guidelines, templates and documents which describe and assist you in the many phases of a software project and the many challenges of running an IT organization then what are you doing in IT management? You must have these items in place in your IT organization in order to run a lean, efficient, on-time and on-budget shop. There are several items you must have in order to have a successful development team.

September 19, 2016 | Paul D. Sheriff

You Should be Using Bootstrap

Most users are browsing your website using a mobile device. Does your website look good? If not, then you should consider using Bootstrap for your CSS.

August 23, 2016 | Paul D. Sheriff

The Importance of a Chief Technology Officer

Have you ever wondered if you and your team are creating applications in the most efficient manner? Would you like to be able to use the newest technologies, but don't know how to get there? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it might be time to have a process and architecture review. What better person to perform that review than a professional Chief Technology Officer (CTO). PDSA has the right expert to help your team create a roadmap to move from point A to point B.

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