Rounded Corners with Transparent Backgrounds in WPF

by Nate Lowry 10/30/2014

Rounded corners for a WPF app can give it an impressive look. But problems can arise when you don’t have attributes on the window set up quite right.

For example, we have a white background that’s killing the corner roundness. Luckily there’s an easy way to get rid of that. More...

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Andy Unterseher – Communitarian of the Month

by Amanda Garner 7/31/2014

This month we are recognizing engineer Andy Unterseher. Here's what he told us when we asked about his volunteer experiences. More...

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The Odd-yssey: My Epic Journey Chasing Down Webpage Performance Issues

by Nate Lowry 7/2/2014

No debugging adventure is boring.

As a case in point, I was recently trying to nail down the cause of some weird behavior experienced by a specific customer with a specific setup on a specific mobile device running EliteForm’s Paperless application. The majority of the work on Paperless was completed by our student-lead Design Studio team so I wasn’t fully sure of all the nuances in the code. They did an awesome job with the app and ran into many of these issues along the way, but as often happens with code there’s always another bug hiding somewhere. More...

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Branden Barber - Communitarian of the Month

by Amanda Garner 6/20/2014

This month we are recognizing engineer Branden Barber. Here's what he told us when we asked about his volunteer experiences.

We should also note that Branden’s been volunteering with Don’t Panic Labs even before he was a full-time employee. Here’s a video that includes Branden spending time at the Boys & Girls Club as an intern in 2011. More...

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You Can Support Teaching Kids to Code

by Nate Lowry 5/28/2014

We put a lot of time and effort into teaching 3rd-5th graders in Lincoln how to code through Community Learning Centers (CLC). They’re using Scratch, ROBOTS, and being extra creative while learning teamwork and problem-solving skills. We want to expand this program to even more schools, but we need your help. More...

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Avery Klein - Communitarian of the Month

by Amanda Garner 5/27/2014

This month we are recognizing Quality Assurance Engineer Avery Klein. Here's what he told us when we asked about his volunteer experiences. More...

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Learning to Code

by Nate Lowry 5/9/2014

A lot of people have been asking recently, “How do I get into coding?” We happen to really, really love coding and are happy to share what we know. We realize that everyone’s journey is different and emphasize that there certainly is no silver bullet that guarantees success. With that in mind, we assembled some tips to help you on your way. More...

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Speed Comparison: Dapper vs Entity Framework

by Cole Easterday 5/1/2014

A few months ago I ran across a blog post about getting started with Dapper.NET. I had heard of Dapper before but had never actually tried to use it. Dapper is known for being fast, but I was curious just how much faster it would be in the situations I typically find myself: writing database queries. I’ve long used Entity Framework for data layers, which is often criticized for being slow. More...

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John Petelle - Communitarian of the Month

by Amanda Garner 4/24/2014

This month we are recognizing Video Engineer John Petelle. Here's what he told us when we asked about his volunteer experiences. More...

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Deploying Reports for SQL Server Reporting Services

by Santi Murtagh 4/10/2014

This is the long-overdue follow up to our Developing Reports for SQL Server Reporting Services post. Today I’m going to cover how to deploy your reports to an instance of SSRS. More...

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