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What is ECMAScript 6, And Why Do I Care?

Posted by Brandon Knight | July 1, 2015

What is ECMAScript 6? ECMAScript is the official name for the language colloquially known as JavaScript. ECMAScript 6 or ES6 for short is a significant update to the language, which otherwise has not been updated since ECMAScript 5 (ES5) in 2009. After a long wait, ECMAScript 6 became a standard in June 2015.

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How Allegient Has Defied My Expectations

Posted by Carter Grove | July 1, 2015

"You learn something new every day" is far more than a cliché at Allegient. It’s really more of a mission statement. I came into this internship experience focused on the value that I could bring to the company, but so far Allegient has been far more concerned with the opportunities for learning and growth that they can offer me. Over the past week, the other interns and I had the opportunity to begin Allegient’s two week long grad training program alongside the new college hires.

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It's About Time: Standardization with ISO 8601

Posted by Kyle Pierce | June 26, 2015

The leap second being added on June 30, 2015 and some recent work on a legacy application got me to thinking... It's about time that web programmers join the Internet Age regarding time itself.  That may seem to be an oxymoron on its face, but a brief history lesson will illustrate what I mean.

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The Life of an Allegient Intern, Part Two

Posted by Andrew Schmidt | June 25, 2015

Here I am six weeks into my internship at Allegient,  at the time of this blog over halfway done with it.  Like two weeks ago when I wrote my last post, I’m still questioning how all of this is possible. Has it really been a month and a half since my first day on the job?

Yet, at the same time, all the things I have experienced and all the things I have done seem like way too much to have occurred in just 40 days. This internship has changed me, delivering growth through the real-world experiences. I’ve learned so much, from exposure to new programming methods and techniques to simply observing how the software industry really operates. Overall, the work I have been doing so far has been great at giving me an idea what my future career has in store for me.

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Evolution of Dynamics CRM on a Budget

Posted by Kelli Ellis | June 24, 2015

I’m reminded nearly every day as I get up to go to work how glad I am that I decided to become a Business Analyst. My career started late in life – after raising my kids. I went to college when they did (just not where they did!).  One benefit of beginning late like this is that you know who you are, you know what you do well, and what you do not. Selecting this career was a satisfying connection with what I do well and what I enjoy doing. And yet as I graduated, even after a couple of internships behind me, I had no idea it would be as satisfying as it is. To me, there is nothing like walking into a company, assessing/analyzing its needs, and providing a business solution that improves their bottom line.

Coming to work for Allegient has turned out to be the best career choice for me. They see my passion, they understand my abilities, and they know very well how to connect the right people to the right job.  It’s a win-win – for Allegient, for the client, and for me – the Consultant.  One of those good connections is with the project I describe next:

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Turn Likert Scale Answers Into a Multiple Choice Matrix

Posted by Kelli Ellis | June 24, 2015

Have you tried to utilize adxstudio to create surveys for your clients? It’s a wonderful feature that takes the social pane of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to the next level. Keeping an eye on the social pane allows you to comprehend what is currently happening with your clients. If you would like some additional knowledge survey them! Capture their thoughts and opinions within CRM.
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The Life of an Allegient Intern

Posted by Andrew Schmidt | June 17, 2015

Hello, my name is Andrew Schmidt, a senior at Ball State University double majoring in Computer Science and Information Systems.

I started my internship at Allegient 4 weeks ago.

...Wow, it feels weird to type that. I still can’t believe it has already been 4 weeks. The time has just flown by. I’m nearly halfway done with my internship, yet it feels like I just started yesterday. At this rate, by the time I get my mind wrapped around the idea that I am actually working, it will be over.

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From Nothing to Production: Keys to Continuous Integration

Posted by Preston Sego | June 9, 2015

There is always a never ending supply of ideas, and with some newer technologies it has become easier than ever to prototype and execute those ideas.  This article will focus on web applications as opposed to desktop on mobile applications, and provide a very high level introduction to set up a production-ready workflow. 

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From Xtern to Intern: An Allegient Internship

Posted by Coco Liu | June 9, 2015

cocoHi there! My name is Coco. I am currently a sophomore intern at Allegient for this summer. I go to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and will be a junior majoring in Computer Science. I want to write a blog to tell you about my exciting experience as an intern at Allegient and as a member in Xtern.

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Improving Readability of Modern C++ Using Lambdas and <algorithm>

Posted by Evan Kirsch | June 8, 2015

One of the most difficult steps for me as I've learned to be a software engineer has been learning how to properly style my code for readability. In old-style C++ (pre C++11), it was commonplace for developers to manually manipulate iterators of STL containers instead of using STL algorithms. Understandably, manually modifying hundreds of pointers to iterator locations is not a readable code practice. I guarantee that nearly every other developer will look at that code and have a lot of difficulty deciphering it. So the question becomes this: How do we make maintainable code in C++ that uses iterators without it looking like garbled up nonsense?

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