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We like to dish out content we think is relevant in technology. Here are some articles we think are interesting, written by our very own team of experts who specialize in various areas in the software industry.

 


 

 

A Software Professional’s Reading List

The entire field of software development moves quickly. While this trait is definitely a part of what attracts me to the field, it can also be a lot of work to improve or keep my skills up to date. All my self-education happens through reading, so I thought it might be useful to share a list of resources that I have found especially useful. You’ll see a variety of software-related topics here, as building software involves much more than just programming.

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Entity Framework Performance

The Entity Framework is a fantastic tool that reduces development time on new projects. While it used to take a significant amount of time to write a data access layer, the Entity Framework now handles much of this for you. There are many good reasons to use the Entity Framework, but it requires some care to use properly; poor use can result in substantial performance degradation. I’ve been able to distil the majority of what a developer needs to know about EF performance down to three concepts.

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Simple Website Builders

Think you need to hire someone and spend big bucks to build a website for your small business? That may not be necessary after all.

 

Website builder tools have come a long way in the last few years and can make building a beautiful, basic website dead-easy.

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Best Practices for Software Development Teams

At Eleven Winds, one of our core beliefs is that it’s critical to make sure we have in place the best possible processes, culture, and methods of team communication, and that these will be the keys to our success. We’ve gone through some trial-and-error and have come up with this short list of practices and processes that have the biggest impact on our end goal, which is creating maximum business value for our clients.

This idea comes from the concept of blaming the system, not the individual. With that in mind, here are some of the best ways we’ve found to go about this.

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