Have a MSDN subscription? Then start using your free monthly Azure credits!

SEP’s got a handful of unassigned MSDN subscriptions. We recently started a project that uses Visual Studio Online, so those of us on the team were assigned subscriptions so that…

What is a startup?

I want to ask a question, give my opinion, and complain about something. “What is a startup?” I’ve run into two schools of thought on what a startup is. 1)…

If you build it, they will find zip codes

I’ve written an app in Swift. Put simply, the app helps you find zip codes. Enter a city or landmark, pan and zoom your way across the globe, or center…

Getting from Here to There

Where do we go from here? We begin with the Url. The history of the web is based around the URL and our ability to transition from one url to…

Do you Git? FEEDBACK PLEASE.

TL;DR I made this thing and I want to know if I should keep making it. If you do Git, go here: http://l2git.com/ — and then go answer some questions. Why Every…

PMICIC Summer Agile Workshop with Chris Shinkle

PMICIC has asked SEP’s Director of Innovation, Chris Shinkle, to host their summer workshop again this year. This all day “Agile 101 and Common Agile Challenges” workshop is now open…

Add a fully-featured irb console in just 3 lines of ruby

When I write code in Ruby, I spend a decent amount of time in irb poking API’s, doing spikes, and testing out some logic. The first couple times it’s a…

Extracting Form Models in Android

This post originally appeared on Matt’s personal blog In my continuing quest to get code out of Android Activities, I’ve implemented the traditional “Form Model” pattern in a recent project…

Rise of the Tetrad

Ember has about six concepts that once you understand a bit will help you unlock the documentation and figure out how to develop your site. I have written before about…

Flex + Mobile = Mission Abort!

Me and the wife where sitting on the couch the other day; both of us fixed on our respective electronic device.  I was on my laptop launching some Kerbalnauts into space…

Jasmine – a Whole New World of Javascript Testing

Jasmine: a headless Javascript testing library written entirely in Javascript. With similarities to rspec, I’ve quickly grown attached to this framework and have been looking for opportunities to discuss it….

The Ember Path

There was a recent blog post by Rob Conery about learning EmberJs by just flinging yourself at it. That was something that kind of resonated with me. I’ve been trying…

Checking into Swift

In the interest of learning Swift, I undertook one of the exercises catalogued on codekata.com—“Data Munging,” involving some simple file parsing. The first thing I learned? Regular expressions in Swift,…

A C# developer learns Swift Part 5: Segues

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 You’ll probably want to have more than one screen in your application.  In the framework there a a couple of ways of accomplishing this,…

Eric Sage is an SEPeer!

We’re super excited to welcome Eric Sage back to SEP! Eric spent last summer with us as an intern, and has decided to join us full time. He’ll be working…

Ditch the IDE, become a blade master with Vim.

I am a huge fan of text editors. While I have taken a few GUI editors for a spin, I always come back to Terminal Vim. In this post, I’m…

A C# developer learns Swift Part 4: UI Basics

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 UI programing in IOS can be simple, yet is a little rough at the same time.  I’ve been working in WPF for the past…

Matt Loria is an SEPeer!

We’re excited to welcome Matt Loria to SEP as an Engineering Intern! Matt will be helping us to launch a new product we’ve been working on. A couple interesting things…

Emma Caraher is an SEPeer!

We’re excited to welcome Emma Caraher to SEP as an Engineering Intern! Emma will be bringing her diverse experience to one of our Agriculture Technology based project teams. Some neat things…

Language Test

For those who like games and programming: ‘Hello, world’: Programming languages quiz

A C# developer learns Swift Part 3: API Callbacks

Part 1, Part 2 Previously, I mentioned that a major hurdle to learning Swift was the state of the API. Primarily that it is still Objective C based.  Often your code…