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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Mar. 7th 2018) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Mar. 7th) as based on the story’s likes, shares, and interactions from our social media sites. The content provided is mainly for Buffalo-Based IT Professionals to help keep them informed as they continue to impact and grow Buffalo’s tech reputation. We provide IT Staffing Services and Business Tech Support for businesses in the Buffalo area.

Tips for Transitioning into an Agile Project Manager

Many software development teams seem to be adopting or intending to adopt agile methodology. While there is no shortage of articles on best practices to implement this philosophy, every agile journey is different and so is every individual experience. Agile is a refreshing change from waterfall, but to avoid falling back into a waterfall mentality, management teams must invest the time, both upfront and continuously, to coach and transition teams to stay in agile mode. When we shifted to agile at my organization, I was excited but concerned…Read More

5 Worst Programming Languages to Learn in 2018

Learning a new programming language is often necessary for work; but a new study suggests some languages just aren’t worth your time, regardless of why you want to know them. Codementor recently examined some top programming languages in an attempt to decipher which are dead-enders. It measured community engagement, the job market, and “growth and trends” to provide an average weighted score. As you can see in the chart below, Dart is one you should definitely avoid in 2018. The reason Dart is so toxic is 2018…Read More

Machine Learning: What developers and Business Analysts Need to Know

Machine learning is undergoing a revolution because of new technologies and methods. Machine learning is a process of using a program to develop capabilities—like the ability to tell spam from desirable email—by analyzing data instead of programming the exact steps, freeing the user from needing to make every decision about how the algorithm functions. Machine learning is a powerful tool, not only because over a million people focus on tedious programming steps every day, but also because it sometimes finds better solutions…Read More

5 Ways to Catch and Handle Errors in Desktop and Web Apps

It’s a sad fact of life that, no matter how skilled the programmers writing it, all code has errors (at least initially). There are lots of reasons for this: misunderstanding the project specs, for example, or an inelegant attempt to patch a feature. It’s up to tech pros to handle these errors as best they can; here are five suggestions for efficient troubleshooting: For headless software (i.e., software that runs without a user interface) such as servers or batch jobs, logs provide proof that either everything went okay or something failed. There’s really no other…Read More

How IBM’s Agile, Design-First Approach Increases Employee Productivity

Fletcher Previn: Our mission as an IT organization is to create a productive environment for IBM employees. We do that by leading with design to drive simplicity and ease of use. I believe that the state of your IT landscape is a daily reflection of what you, as an IT organization, think and feel about your employees. So, we’ve made visual and user experience design teams a critical part of IT. These teams act as a cross-functional department that apply user experience (UX) expertise into everything we do, and they create the end-to-end user…Read More

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