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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

Westfield, IN - January 2022, SEP, a software product design and development firm has been announced as a winning company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards. This recognizes SEP as one of the best tech companies to work for in…
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Executing Windows Desktop App System Tests in CI

In the software industry, automated testing is a crucial part of the software development lifecycle. It allows for rapid issue detection and mitigation, encourages better compartmentalization of code, and provides confidence in overall application stability. While most Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) information on the web tends to focus on instrumenting browsers in order […]
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3 Reasons to Use Storybook for Your React Native Project

I adopted a dog several months ago. A roly-poly Shar Pei mix. The decision to take him home was easy. Navigating the adoption process was not. The UX of adopting a dog online is haphazard. You find the dog on your pet adoption app, and you send a message to the shelter in the app […]
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System Testing Multiple Deployment Environments in Cypress 10

System Testing Multiple Deployment Environments in Cypress 10 Brief intro to Cypress In their own words, “Cypress is a next generation front end testing tool built for the modern web.” If you are not familiar with Cypress, check out their Getting Started docs and then Write Your First E2E Test. If you’ve arrived here from a Selenium-based tool, you […]
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Is Your Xamarin.Forms Project Ready For Migration To MAUI?

What’s up with .NET MAUI? If you have seen any news about .NET 6.0 or anything Xamarin.Forms related, you have probably heard about the new framework called .NET MAUI. Microsoft has decided that the next major iteration of Xamarin.Forms will instead be replaced by the .NET Multi-platform App UI: MAUI. Since Xamarin support is intended […]
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10 things I learned in my first 10 episodes of podcasting

I’ve had the opportunity to interview talented, driven and successful leaders in Indy tech. We often don’t get to hear how software products get built and what it took to make them a reality. These stories of success and challenge have been encouraging for me to hear so I summarized some of my biggest takeaways.   […]
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Six Nice Things About Rust

This piece was written as part of a presentation for SEP Learns, a training program for new developers at SEP. From talking to a couple people about Rust, it seems Rust can have a bit of a reputation as an obscure and difficult language. Here is my take: Rust sets developers up for success by […]
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Object-Oriented and Functional Programming

Object-Oriented programming has the perception as being the traditional and industry standard paradigm of programming for software engineering projects. Meanwhile, Functional programming has the perception as being either the new hotness, the non-traditional, or the academic standard paradigm of programming (depending of course on the blog post, person, or book that you’re encountering). But what […]
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On using non-traditional programming languages

One of the more rewarding aspects to programming as an intellectual hobby is discovering new programming languages. The more exotic or novel or opinionated the language the greater the opportunity to learn something new that can be leveraged for more efficient and capable problem solving in the future. However, the down side is that once […]
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Challenge Your Favorites

I’ve written about the many benefits of personal projects before. One nice aspect is being able to try out tools & frameworks in a low-risk environment. In this post I’ll explain one such trial I’m doing and how the tool Comby made switching easy. Are My Go-To Tools Stale? As we gain experience on projects […]
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