Making Your Software Project Budgets on Target

Getting an accurate budget estimate for a software project isn’t easy. It’s hard to say exactly how long it will take and what it will cost before doing the coding. Poor budget planning often results in unexpected overruns or a need to cut the project back to fit the available funds. In the worst case, a project fails because there isn’t enough money to bring it to completion.

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Mentorship at the Founded in Philly Accelerator

There are a few people in my life that have dramatically changed the direction of my career and personal adventures. I don’t think I ever formally called these people ‘mentors,’ but that is exactly what they were. Sometimes they gave me direct feedback and because I asked for it. Other times, they communicated insights because they cared about me and they knew I needed to hear their thoughtful encouragement and observations. These mentors also opened doors and created opportunities for me through their networks and influence, and my life would not be the same without them.

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The UX Design Must Fit the Customer

A positive user experience is the goal of every software design project, but what it means depends on the customer. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all positive UX. An approach which is ideal for one user base can be insulting or bewildering to a different group. The right UX for a product depends on the customer’s business needs, the way the software will be used, and the user base.

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Top 10 Software Projects for Small Financial Companies in 2021

Outside Covid, polarizing elections, economic collapse, and civil war, 2020 was mostly a good year. Now the New Year is with us, at last.

This has always been a period of reflection and planning, that part of each year where you promise yourself to lose weight and become more productive. This not only applies to you and me as humans but also to corporations and companies across the board.

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HTTP Mock Registry - A Simplified Way to Mock Apex Callouts

Apex leaves much to be desired when it comes to mocking callouts to external services. Use of the HttpCalloutMock interface requires that a test author configure mock responses for ALL callouts made through the course of a test’s processing, and this can be quite unmanageable in large or complex projects. There must be a better way… Enter the HTTP Mock Registry.

Frustrated with messy tests and abstraction leaks, we’ve devised a utility that provides a intuitive interface for mocking callouts declaratively as well as a foundation for more modular test suites whenever callouts are involved.

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A Better Way to Communicate from Child to Parent Aura Components

Being able to invoke methods and pass data between parent and child components is critical when building an application structure that is both extensible and easy to use.

One of the basic features of Lightning Aura components is the ability to nest components (components containing other components). Communicating from a Parent Component to a Child Component is easy with Aura.

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