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SEP Named a Best Places to Work Company for 14th Consecutive Year
SEP has once again been recognized as one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work for the 14th year consecutive year. The statewide survey and award program evaluates participating organizations and honors those with the highest levels of employee satisfaction and…Read Full Post
Though most shortcuts in work are ill-advised or perceived as lazy, some have proven otherwise. As Figma has exploded in use amongst many in the design field these last few years, almost all SEP’s designers have adopted this tool in their own unique way. Like artists, designers have their own approach to the pieces they […]Read Full Post
What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Integration Testing in Flutter
Integration testing in Flutter is fairly well documented. The official docs have a get-started guide that will get you started, and it’s not hard to find answers to common issues on blogs or Stack Overflow. This isn’t going to be a walkthrough of setting up testing Flutter as the docs do a good job of […]Read Full Post
Transferable & Soft Skills: The Unjustly Unsung Heroes of Software Development
“If you don’t figure out what you want to do for a career, you will fall behind in life.” I can remember hearing this loaded statement as early as 8th grade. Which, looking back on it, is about the equivalent of attempting to teach a dog new tricks as a squirrel scampers about in its […]Read Full Post
Manual Testing vs. Automated Testing: Which Best Suits Your Project?
Why are we discussing manual testing vs. automated testing? Good question. I’ll preface by saying this article will not discuss the general importance or necessity of testing. At SEP, it is an integral part of our development process. However, the methods and extent to which our client or we decide to test can vary greatly. […]Read Full Post
Think Software Maintenance is Expensive? Here’s Why It’s Worth the Investment.
The world of software and software development moves at lightning speed. Every day, new tools are introduced. Languages and frameworks are upgraded. App store requirements change. Operating systems are updated. New hardware is announced. So, what happens if the software world evolves but your software codebase doesn’t? Development Tools Chain Reaction Development tools continue to […]Read Full Post
In Product Strategy, Ideas Are Important, but Execution is Critical
Ideas are important, but executing them is even more so! I had the opportunity to present at our recent SEPTalks event about how companies can close the gap between idea and delivery. We touched on the North Star Framework, what barriers get in the way of trying to achieve these goals, and a mental model […]Read Full Post
Is going back to the office really worth it?
Travel back in time with me to November 2021… SEP executives felt that we do our best work together, in person. We had a date set – December 6, 2021. The opening of our new headquarters in Westfield, IN. This was happening. After almost two years of working from home, we are returning to the […]Read Full Post
Friday’s 13 Tips to Overcome Design Workshop Facilitation Nerves
Facilitating design workshops can oftentimes feel as scary as Friday the 13th. The nerves that build up moments before meeting with a client can feel the same as the nerves I would get as a kid while watching the classic 80’s slasher film as Jason skulked around Camp Crystal Lake. In both scenarios, I was/am […]Read Full Post
Software Design Accessibility Audits 101: What You Need to Know
Accessibility in software design is an important topic that often gets overlooked or deprioritized. The good news is, addressing accessibility does not need to be a giant undertaking. In this post, I’ll give an overview of accessibility laws and how you can conduct your own software accessibility audit. This won’t make you an expert on […]Read Full Post