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Good Fake Data

Good Fake Data

When it comes to testing your code, good data is hard to come by. For new greenfield solutions, there often is no data. And using production data is a bad idea for a variety of reasons. But that doesn't reduce the importance of good test data. We need good test data,...

DPL Reading List – July 13, 2018

DPL Reading List – July 13, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers – “The researchers also propose a family of hardware changes that should offer broader protection against this kind of attack. These protections...

A Ride into the Future

A Ride into the Future

Yesterday, I took a ride into the future. No, I wasn’t on board a time machine. I participated in a public demonstration of a self-driving shuttle in the parking lot at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The electric-powered shuttle, built by French company Navya, holds up...

DPL Reading List – July 6, 2018

DPL Reading List – July 6, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. The Myth of the Intrapreneur – “Hiring a few talented individuals and hoping for the best, without changing anything about your organization, won’t cut it. Companies need a strategic plan for professionalizing and...

Automated Testing – Executive Summary

Automated Testing – Executive Summary

Automated testing is something developers talk a lot about. But what is automated testing, and why is it important? Unit testing usually means testing a piece of software in isolation, away from the rest of the code base. Sometimes this entire topic falls under the...

DPL Reading List – June 29, 2018

DPL Reading List – June 29, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. The Internet of Things Will Need Better Ways to Locate Stuff – “With 5G, more devices than ever will be deployed to work with little to no human supervision. The better they can talk to one another, and know where all...

Hangin’ Around with Hangfire

Hangin’ Around with Hangfire

.NET Core is awesome. Better performance, cleaned up interfaces, what’s not to like? Well, in the cloud world some things just aren't there yet. For example, if you want to use WebJobs for async processing you might have some problems with .NET Core (at least as of...

DPL Reading List – June 22, 2018

DPL Reading List – June 22, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems – “Simple answers make us feel safer, especially in disruptive and tumultuous times. But rather than certainty, modern leaders need to consciously cultivate the...