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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…
A Gentle Introduction to Mastodon and the Fediverse
Have you heard of Mastodon? No, not the band. The social network that’s been growing by leaps and bounds lately! If you’ve heard the name, but aren’t sure what its deal is, then this post is for you. The Big Idea Mastodon is a federated social network. What does that mean? Put simply, it’s a […]
A Tale Old As Time Humans have had the tendency to be deceptive to one another for longer than any existing historical document can recall. One of the most infamous examples of this act being used as a literary device is the myth of the Trojan Horse in Homer’s Odyssey. This victory trophy, given to […]
If you’ve read Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, or even if you’ve just seen a diagram like this one and it inspired you to figure out which activities put you in flow… boy, do I have a blog post for you ???? I have to admit I never read the book, […]
This is a follow-up to my previous post about hosting a simple React App in Azure. I would like to begin with the caveat that both posts are meant to be used as steps to deploy to Azure as quickly as possible. Production-level apps will need to address other concerns such as custom domains, scaling, […]
Hosting a React Web App in Azure with CI/CD in Five Easy Steps
There are a few blog posts out there that already show you how to do this, but since I encountered a few issues, I thought I’d document what worked for me. These are the very simple steps I followed to set up my web app in Azure, with continuous integration and deployment. Step 1: Create […]
How to Run Protractor End to End Tests in Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
Microsoft’s new version of Chromium-based Edge has been released. If you’re a Windows user, you might be excited or perhaps indifferent to have a new browser available to you. If you’re a developer, however, you know this new browser represents a new requirement. Perhaps you were just days from finalizing the testing effort on your […]
A while back, we were planning some mobile app development with one of our clients for several months. We would essentially be porting two web applications to native mobile apps. We discussed what functionality is useful to people in the mobile setting, security, what device and network to use, etc. Exciting stuff, and a scenario […]
Co-written with Jeanine Brosch, Matt Mast, and Robert Nowadly During some projects, we work alongside client development teams. However, in some cases, we work amongst a distributed team of developers for increased collaboration. For one such engagement, we were hosting our client’s infrastructure at our site, on our hardware. Our client relied on us to report […]
The Setup: I am on a project for a fairly large client. There are multiple teams, and they all depend on each other to varying degrees. This client requested an Angular application with features which would essentially be sub-applications. A proof-of-concept (POC) was spiked out a few months prior, which dynamically imported one Angular app […]