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How to Build an Azure Logic App

By Albert Hovingh on December 07, 2018

Azure Logic Apps have to be one of the coolest features that Microsoft has put out on their cloud service portal.
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Community Outreach: An Easy Guide for Your Company!

By Michelle Lentz on September 28, 2018

Our team realized that it’s actually easier to plan a community outreach event than you would think. From a time and cost factor, the impact is surprisingly low and the benefit is huge! We ran an amazingly successful event last quarter in April, and through that process, discovered a few unique ways to run the event even more efficiently...
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Slow SQL Backup and Restore Dialogue Fix

By Blair Compston on September 04, 2018

When you are in SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) and you try and open the dialogue to run a backup or a restore it takes forever to open. We are talking go take the client out for a long lunch, come back, go to three other meetings that take twice as long as they should and maybe, just maybe the wizard will be up. Once it’s up things...
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My Experience at Grand Circus Grand Rapids

By Ian TeGrootenhuis on April 03, 2018

In my journey to continuously learn and grow my technical knowledge, I came to a crossroad. I was looking to further my backend web development skills. With all the paths I could go down I narrowed it down to two options; traditional schooling: go back and earn a Bachelor’s degree, or go to a coding bootcamp. After seeing how fast-paced...
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Four Benefits of Making Exercise Part of Your Workday

By Mike Kren on March 27, 2018

I was never one to consider myself an exerciser. Sure, I’ve been relatively active most of my life. As an adult I played a fair amount of pickup basketball and toyed with P90X, but I had never dedicated myself to an exercise regimen, and certainly didn’t make it part of my early morning routine.  
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Top 5 Things I Learned Developing My First Game

By Chris Hamm on March 20, 2018

Ask any middle schooler with a vague interest in coding what they would like to do with those skills once they develop them, and 9/10 times you’ll hear some variation of “I want to build games”. As part of one of the first generations to grow up with video games from a very young age, it isn’t hard for me to understand...
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Your First Day on the Job at BizStream

By Blair Compston on June 12, 2017

I don’t know about you but I have had some less than stellar first days on the job, where the day is full of paperwork and downtime sitting around waiting on managers or others to “get around to me.” It sort of makes sense right? You’re new, you don’t really understand the nuances of the company, your position, or...
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My Road to Finding Success

By Ian TeGrootenhuis on May 23, 2017

As a young developer I recognize that one of my main weakness is my inexperience. In Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success, chapter 2 really stood out to me. In this chapter, Gladwell explains the 10,000 hour rule. 10,000 hours is the number of hours it takes to master a skill. In striving for that goal there is one big hurdle...
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Five Reasons to Challenge Yourself

By Josh Rubino on May 09, 2017

On June 3rd, 2017, nine members of team BizStream will be electrocuted. Each team member will run through a 50 ft stretch of dangling live wires that will send 10,000 volts of electricity coursing through their bodies. Now before you call the silent observer and report mistreatment in the workplace, you should know that everyone on this team...
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How to Improve Your SQL Server Database Performance with Indexing

By Ryan Zuwala on March 23, 2017

Many developers believe that database performance tuning is entirely the responsibility of a database administrator (DBA). After all, a DBA’s job is to administer database servers, right? And shouldn’t that responsibility encompass the smooth, efficient operation of the database? Well, yes, strictly speaking. But it’s important...
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