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January 10, 2018 | Paul D. Sheriff

I'm Lost in a Cloud

If you are like most developers, it is sometimes hard to determine what services to use when as you develop your cloud applications. There are such as wide variety of services available, that one can become very confused.

If you use Azure, there is finally a great resource that can help you with wading through the various services. Barry Luijbregts has created a Pluralsight course entitled " Microsoft Azure for Developers: What to Use When". In this course, Barry breaks down the various Azure services and talks about which ones to use, and in what context. This course is ideal for beginners and even those already familiar with Azure.

Take a look at his course at http://bit.ly/2D132Ai. You will be glad you did!
January 8, 2018 | Paul D. Sheriff

New Pluralsight Course by Paul D. Sheriff

On December 22, 2017, Paul D. Sheriff released another www.pluralsight.com course on Angular. This one is entitled Building Reusable Angular Services: Configuration Management and continues his series on building Angular Services that are useful in many different applications.

November 29, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

Apply Angular Techniques to jQuery Applications - Part 2

In the last blog post you learned how to structure your jQuery applications like Angular applications. You created a single page on which to host all your other pages. In this post you are going to put those techniques to work by building a complete list, add, edit and delete page as shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2. You are going to use a Person table full of data such as First Name, Last Name, Email and Salary data for a set of people.

November 13, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

Apply Angular Techniques to jQuery Applications – Part 1

There are many frameworks such as Angular and React that help you develop client-side applications in a very structured manner. They help you create Single Page Applications (SPA), perform data binding, and provide many other services. The purpose of this blog post is not to replace these frameworks, but to show you how you might accomplish the same services using JavaScript and jQuery. There are many developers that have a huge investment in JavaScript and jQuery and can't, or maybe don't want to, convert to these new frameworks. They may also want to create a SPA and have a nice structured approach to their jQuery applications. In this blog post I present a method to create a SPA using HTML, Bootstrap and jQuery and how to structure your application files.

November 9, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

Should You Hire In-House or Refer to a Software Development Consultancy?

Many business owners encounter a choice between hiring a permanent in-house employee for a new position or retaining the services of a software development consultancy to meet their needs. This is rarely a simple choice, and business owners have multiple factors to consider before making a decision. Each option has unique concerns in terms of cost, so business owners need to carefully analyze their operations and cash flow before committing to one or another. At Fairway Technologies, we understand the importance of making confident decisions that will impact your business in the future, so consider the actual costs of both before making your decision.

October 27, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

Pluralsight Courses by Fairway Technologies

You may not know, but two principals at Fairway Technologies are published authors at Pluralsight.com. Pluralsight is the leader in online technology courses. Paul D. Sheriff and Michael Krasowski have created over 20 courses covering topics from Project Management, Estimation to WPF, MVC and Angular. Check out the complete list of the courses produced to date.

October 27, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

5 Signs It’s Time to Start Growing Your Technology Team

A business that can’t grow is a business that won’t survive. Some company owners put off hiring new employees as long as possible to maintain operating costs, while others pounce on the first opportunity at hiring top talent. It’s crucial to strike a balance between these two methods; you don’t want to jump the gun and hire someone who will not work out in the long run, but you also don’t want to be too conservative in your hiring and miss out on a potentially amazing new team member.

October 13, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

Configuration Settings for Angular Applications – Part 2

In the previous blog post on creating a configuration settings system for Angular, you learned to create a configuration settings service to retrieve default settings for your application. You first learned to hard-code a settings class with values, then how to read those same settings from a JSON file.

October 10, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

Deciding Which Option is Best for Growing Your Tech Team

New and growing businesses often need to make crucial hiring decisions. When it comes to hiring, it can seem daunting to determine which option is best for growing your tech team, but your choices will essentially boil down to building an in-house team or outsourcing. Each choice has its advantages and drawbacks, so consider a few things before making any decisions. At Fairway Technologies, we help our clients make informed and confident decisions, so weigh your options carefully before committing. 

September 29, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

What Should I Look for When Hiring New Technology Talent?

Every business owner should appreciate how significant the hiring and onboarding process is to the health of the company. When it comes time to hire new technology talent, it’s crucial to weigh the candidates carefully. Investing in the right people is the best way to ensure the future of your company, so Fairway Technologies wants to help you make these crucial decisions with greater confidence. Consider the following tips so you know what to look for when doing any technology hiring.

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