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Post Back Not Executed When a Link in GridView in Popup Model Is Clicked

Thai Tran


THE PROBLEM: Post Back Not Executed When a Link in GridView in Popup Model Is Clicked. The ModalPopup Extender that enhances the user experience was a necessary part in a project that I was working on at IU13. On the popup, there is a need to post back the page when a link in a […]

Potential Use for Blockchain in Student Data

Litty Kurian


One of my responsibilities currently is to support PIMS (Pennsylvania Information Management System) submission, which involves creating reports based on requirements from the state of Pennsylvania and then uploading them to their website. The data involves transactional information like student enrollment, student attendance, student testing, etc. The state then runs error checks and either accepts […]

Software Change Management: Using an Intrapreneurship Strategy

Margie Morales


People typically do not like change and this is especially true when IT departments deploy new or upgraded systems and software that staff use to do their daily work. Technology administrators know that making inevitable enterprise changes can be stressful to staff, so planning and communication is always crucial. Having a strategy similar to this […]

The Most Important Tool in Your Toolbox: Buy-In

Matthew Kernicky


Roughly a year ago, I wrote an article on this blog entitled Using Swimlane Diagrams to Document Business Processes. In it, I used modified versions of diagrams developed while performing business analysis for our human resources department. Roughly one year later, I find myself working on a new project with a new group of stakeholders […]

Database Diagramming

Greg Hess


In application development it is often helpful to visualize your database structure.  This is useful for existing databases to make sure you have all the relationships defined correctly, and especially for new projects as you are building the database.  I recently needed to dive back into database diagramming, so I opened Visio Professional 2016 … […]

Creating a Google Map on a Web Page

Thai Tran


Google Maps is a free web mapping service developed by Google that provides geographical information. It has a JavaScript API to customize the maps and to display them on a web page. As the user drags the map, the grid squares are downloaded from the server and inserted into the web page. The Google Maps […]

SharePoint Promoted Links: Different Color for Each Tile Using CSS3

Margie Morales


In a recent project I worked on creating an internal SharePoint site that would serve as an informational website for staff. The goal was to implement a design that would have buttons for navigating to informational resources. Basically, the site needed to be dressed up a bit without a lot of custom development. I decided […]

Null is the Loneliest Un-number

Matthew Kernicky


Null is not a number. This is not news to anyone who has done even a little programming. It is a placeholder that essentially says, “This variable does not have a value assigned to it.” This is why the various programming languages and scripting environments that we use have methods, functions, and/or operators to test […]

Information Architecture Example for SharePoint Online Extranet Sites

Margie Morales


Recently a request came in to create a new extranet site for an internal business unit for the purpose of collaborating with external people. I figured this would be a great opportunity to evaluate using SharePoint Online on Office 365 instead of my usual task of adding a site to an existing on-premises SharePoint. Starting […]

Useful Tools

Greg Hess


In the technology world there are many useful tools available for a wide range of needs.  Here are several tools that are worth reviewing.  I use them for various needs like organization, project management, working with data files, and augmenting development.  Some of them have a cost, but many are free. Online Tools io– (Flowcharts) […]

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