SPR, Year Up Chicago Partner to Support PwD Following Harvey Destruction


POSTED 10/10/2017

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Using Containerization within Your Test Automation Solution

It was almost destined that test automation engineers would begin to integrate Selenium and Selenium Grid into Docker, which has created a truly unique method of cross-platform testing with far less infrastructure requirements for their CI solution, as well as a lower cost than commercial cloud-based solutions like Saucelabs or Browserstack.


Equifax and the High Price of Technical Debt

By now, everyone has heard about the security breach at Equifax. Is this the new normal? Breaches will happen. But companies with an online presence cannot afford to be complacent. It’s our job in the IT industry to continually improve security and try to minimize this kind of event and the damage it can cause. So, why do these things keep happening?


Considerations for Choosing a Data Science Platform

With the proliferation of data science platforms how do you pick one that’s right for you? When choosing a data science platform, the following characteristics should be considered, in no particular order or priority (prioritization may depend on the specific business outcome being addressed or making trade-offs on one characteristic versus another to obtain the

User Acceptance Testing in a Complex Global Client Environment

User acceptance testing (UAT) is a well-recognized type of test, but it can have various degrees of important and differing approaches based on the application to be launched. However, the fundamental purpose of UAT is consistent, namely that those individuals (or their proxies) who use the application confirm the readiness of the application to be

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How POM-based Architecture Boosts your Automated Testing

Recognizing the enormous effort for performing manual UI testing, organizations have opted to automate their UI test activity to speed up the development pipeline. To make automation payoff, one must approach it with the same mindset that we approach the development of our production code.

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Using Akka and Scala for CQRS and Event Sourcing

In the past, we covered using Lagom to implement Java microservices using the event sourcing and CQRS patterns that framework relies on. Today, we’ll be revisiting our blog microservice example using the Scala programming language and Akka, one of the main components underlying Lagom. Event Sourcing First, let’s take a quick review of what event

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Simple Hybrid Integration With BizTalk 2016, Azure Service Bus Queues

With any new development or training, we often find ourselves wanting to try something new and need a simple example to get us going. In this post, I’ll demonstrate BizTalk 2016 using a simple hybrid integration scenario with Azure. This simple hybrid demonstration will use BizTalk to pick up a file, securely send it to

Why Visual Data Science Platforms are Here to Stay

With the continued democratization of data science, the market has responded. Now, there are visual data science platforms for designing and implementing the analytic process flow and advanced analytic solutions. And they’re not going to disappear any time soon. This post takes a look at the background of these platforms and walks you through a

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How to Create a Scheduled Background WebJob in Azure

In the past you might have created a scheduled WebJob using a CORN expression. While that is still possible for non-.NET environments, if you want to run a .NET based WebJob you would need to use an Azure Scheduler. If you have an existing WebJob with a CORN expression and a publish settings file with