- From the Inside September/October 2017
As I plan for the 2018 Conference in April, I'm always looking for
interesting and fun things for at-tendees to do. As part of the planning for
the MultiValue Bootcamp track I was looking for how oth-er conferences have
run that sort of training in their own industries. In doing so, I ran across
the concept of a Coding Retreat. A Coding Retreat is very similar to the
Code Katas that I've talked about in past FTIs, but it sounds like a lot
- A View From the Top: Value-Add Followership
International Spectrum has always been a business and technology resource.
A View From the Top is an occasional column dedicated to business
perspectives that affect the entire business, not just the technology and
- Business Tech: UX and UI Part III - Compliance
When we think about law and coding, it usually conjures up movie images of
hackers doing illegal things in thirty seconds that would take hours or
days. Truth is, even the good guys can run afoul of the law — easily and
without intent — but still in an extremely serious way. Legal compliance
isn't just a thing we have to do, it is a thing we must embrace.
- Populating PDF Forms with MultiValue Data
PDF documents are commonly used as a medium of exchange for read-only
information between businesses, users, and customers. They are used as email
attachments, and for delivering invoices, reports, and many other documents
that businesses do not want altered. One commonly overlooked feature of PDF
documents is the ability to generate them automatically. We can create a
mail-merge process to populate pre-formatted forms with business data. This
article will talk about how to populate your PDFs with MultiValue data.
- Case Study: Plumbing Company Modernizes Services with Revelation Software
Often, when explaining what we do as programmers and analysts, we compare
it to the building trades. We talk about wiring up code or framing out the
processes that make a business work. This time we'll be talking about
the software plumbing that makes one plumbing company flush with success.