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Technical Debt is an Opportunity for Improvement

People love to talk about technical debt.  They love to tell each other to “work smarter, not harder” and not to double your work by speeding up development today knowing you’ll have to change it later.  The thing is that people call this debt, but it isn’t.  You have made the best decision that you could at the time.  In development, you have to make compromises along the way.  When you decide to do a feature in a particular way, and you’re going to have to change it later, yes it is more work.  But, it’s also done for now.  The feature is out the door right now.  Instead of considering it debt, consider it an opportunity for improvement in the software.

  • 29 September 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1329
Upcoming SEMA Show 2016

It is almost trade show season in the auto industry. SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show, kicks off November 1st, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We’ll be watching on with the rest of the auto industry as the hottest new vehicles and auto trends of 2016 are revealed. 

  • 20 September 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 707
Twitter is Rewriting its Rulebook

It’s not new news that Twitter has a 140 character limit for each tweet that users write.  This has long since been a hurdle for social media marketers who are trying to make the most of this limit.  How much can we pack into 140 characters? Links and URLs themselves can take up half of that limit in the blink of an eye.  This makes it difficult for content marketers to link to their articles, for marketers to include photo attachments in their tweets, and more.  So, what has Twitter decided to do about it after 10 years of complaining?  They’re fixing it.

The iPhone 7 Arrival

​Today Apple held its annual, and much anticipated, press event where they unveiled the iPhone 7. A few other products were highlighted today as well.  The event covered all the new features included in the iPhone 7 –there had been a lot of speculation up until this point about what to expect from the new generation of the iPhone and now all of the rumors have been addressed. The iPhone 7 has finally arrived.

  • 7 September 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 694
Time Management for Social Media Marketing

Anyone with a Facebook page knows that it is simple to get sucked in the black hole that is social media.  Those of us managing social media accounts for businesses know this first hand.  With each different client, there is a different world of content, events, platforms, and information being thrown at you. The notifications never end. The engagement is ongoing.  So, how do you manage your time effectively while marketing on social media?

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Upcoming SEMA Show 2016

It is almost trade show season in the auto industry. SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show, kicks off November 1st, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We’ll be watching on with the rest of the auto industry as the hottest new vehicles and auto trends of 2016 are revealed. 
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Technical Debt is an Opportunity for Improvement

People love to talk about technical debt.  They love to tell each other to “work smarter, not harder” and not to double your work by speeding up development today knowing you’ll have to change it later.  The thing is that people call this debt, but it isn’t.  You have made the best decision that you could at the time.  In development, you have to make compromises along the way.  When you decide to do a feature in a particular way, and you’re going to have to change it later, yes it is more work.  But, it’s also done for now.  The feature is out the door right now.  Instead of considering it debt, consider it an opportunity for improvement in the software.
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