The Point of Particularly Personal Personas

The Agile software development movement has a concept called user personas. During a project’s spin-up, developers are encouraged to create these personas as representative users. A typical persona may be…

Android Studio – Not Ready for Primetime

Android Studio is a new IDE that Google has released into Early Access Preview. It is based on the popular IntelliJ editor; the existing development environment relied on an Eclipse…

Twenty-Five Years of SEP

Before Software Engineering Professionals (SEP) had a name or won over its first client, 24-year-old Jeff Gilbert and his three Rose-Hulman buddies were working in unsatisfying jobs, dreaming of creating…

Easily Import and Export Shared Settings

Since SEP TeamWorks was launched over a year ago, the most requested feature is the ability to be able to share the way your board looks with other team members. …

SEP Walks for a Cure

“We make monetary donations to JDRF each year, but it feels a bit impersonal,” begins Engineering Vice President Raman Ohri. “I want SEP to feel personally connected to the causes…

Wearable Cameras

Bloomberg Business article on wearable cameras.

Installing Open Source Android Libraries with Gradle and Android Studio

Android recently started advising developers to use Gradle as their build system for new projects. I don’t really keep up-to-date on the Java ecosystem – and I prefer working in…

Shape Shifter

Excerpts from the BBC: A new shape-changing metal crystal is reported in the journal Nature, by scientists at University of Minnesota. Called a “martensite”, the crystal has two different arrangements…

User Interface Overhaul

We gave SEP TeamWorks a new coat of paint to make it more pleasing to the eye.  The simple and new flat design gives TeamWorks a contemporary and clean look…

Shakin’ All Over

I’ve always been interested in seismic activity: earthquakes and volcanoes. (If you like seismic activity too, check out the new island that formed near Pakistan a few days ago.) I…