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How We Used Echo to Build A Fire-Breathing Melon

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Fireworks, cookouts and days spent on the water—if these things are on your agenda for this coming weekend, you aren’t alone. The Fourth of July is fast approaching! If anyone at Logical Advantage were to have something techy planned for the 4th, we knew it would be Dan Thyer. As you may recall, he’s developed…

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Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Docker

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

In this video, Logical Advantage’s Chief Solutions Architect, Marty Elvidge, presents his talk on Docker! Docker provides a platform that allows solutions to be created as distributed applications that are packaged in a container. This container includes the application and the basic OS dependencies required for that application to run. The container can remain intact…

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Which do you use the most? Your PC, cell phone, or tablet?

ICYMI: No One Having a Worse Day Than PCs…& More

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories in tech news circulating this month:   IoT Could Save Your Morning Commute What do you do when you’re in a traffic jam? Most likely, you grip the steering wheel, sigh audibly and mumble the occasional expletive. But what if we told you that, with…

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10 Fast Facts About Windows 10 IoT Core

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

This month, the Charlotte Internet of Things Meet-Up group hosted an event featuring Windows 10 IoT Core where they showcased the benefits of using it on a Raspberry Pi device. This was the third Microsoft event of its kind hosted by Charlotte IoT, and Microsoft donated $4,000 worth of IoT kits for events at Charlotte…

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Opening Up About Open Source Code

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Are you using open source? We’re strong believers that open source softwares and libraries are very good for business. Open source isn’t just about saving money on “free” software. We feel that businesses should adopt it to develop applications faster with higher quality components. In fact, two of our own team members, Karl Shifflett and Dan Thyer, are…

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Lunch & Learn: Developing Cross-Platform Applications Using Electron

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Watch this video featuring Karl Shifflett to learn more about what Electron is, how it differs from web applications and how you can explain the value to your company. With Electron (http://electron.atom.io/), creating a cross-platform Windows, OSX, or Linux desktop application for your company or an idea you have is easy. Initially developed for GitHub’s…

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Achieving Success with TDD on the Rewrite of Complex Systems

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Test-Driven Development: A software development process that relies on the repetition of a very short development cycle. First, the developer writes an (initially failing) automated test case that defines a desired improvement or new function, then produces the minimum amount of code to pass that test, and finally refactors the new code to acceptable standards.…

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LA’s Top 10 Moments From 2015

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

2015 was a great year, and 2016 is going to be even better. We are glad to have shared so many wonderful times with you over the last 12 months and cannot wait to see what the new year has to offer. Here were a few of our top blog posts and news articles from…

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Lunch & Learn: 0 to SPA in 3 weeks with AngularJS

Monday, December 28th, 2015

In this video, Unity / .Net Developer, Clint Guin, will demonstrate a quick start to building fully featured web apps using modern web technologies like AngularJS, Angular Material, and Firebase. Clint will go over some problems he faced while working through Deborah Kurata’s “AngularJS Line of Business Applications” pluralsite course. Additionally, Clint will review how…

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7 Benefits of Using Electron

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Electron, previously referred to as Atom Shell, has become an increasingly popular platform for building desktop applications with JavaScript and HTML. Although similar to NW.js, Electron boasts a few of its own unique features, putting it in a league entirely of its own. Before we jump into the benefits of using Electron to write desktop applications, let’s…

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10 Things to Know About Azure Machine Learning

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Let’s face it: Big Data is a big deal. In fact, it’s such a big deal that it was the main topic at the last Charlotte IoT meeting; during this meeting, one of the platforms discussed was Microsoft Azure. Azure is becoming known as a top tool for streaming analytics, machine learning and predictive analytics.…

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TypeScript: A Cure for Feeble JavaScript

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Watch now as Senior Developer, Carolyn Post hosts this important Lunch and Learn, TypeScript: A Cure for Feeble JavaScript! Are you tired of how weak JavaScript is in regards to object-oriented programming techniques when compared to other scripting types such as C# and Java? Then enter the world of TypeScript with me and find out how you…

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One week to go until the Charlotte IoT & Bosch IoT Sensor #LikeaBosch event! Join #Rexroth, @livhaven & @PrattMiller on August 6 from 6-8 p.m. for demos, a factory tour and more. Everyone invited. Free food!

Signup: https://t.co/bi2mMPokOG

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