Tutorials

Quick Tip: Using large SQL databases with Kentico

By Tim Stauffer on February 04, 2016

From time to time you may need to change the name of a column in your Kentico application. For me this usually happens when I made a typo during the design phase and realize later that I need to fix it. Kentico makes this very easy to do, if you do not have lots of data already in the table that may relate to a custom table, on-line form, or...
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Advice

​5 Tips For A Successful Career Change To Web Development

By Chris Hamm on January 07, 2016

Six years ago it became clear that a career in teaching music wasn’t going to pan out like I thought it would. After staying home with my daughters for a year, I took a job in sales as a band-aid until I could figure out what I wanted to be “when I grew up.” Fast forward five years and that band-aid was still stuck and I was...
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Tutorials

Jenkins CI + DSL

By Sterling Heibeck on December 28, 2015

We work on a lot of projects at BizStream, which means that when we change something about our process we need to find a way to retroactively update all our projects (or at least many of them) to use the new process. One of our core technologies is our continuous integration system - Jenkins CI.
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Advice

Using Music to increase Focus and Productivity

By Mike Kren on December 08, 2015

​Over a four month span in the early 80s, James Cameron wrote three screenplays simultaneously: The Terminator, Aliens, and a draft of Rambo: First Blood Part II. Each film is considered a classic in its own right. Writing a good script requires dedication, time and a lot of creative thinking. No easy task, let alone three scripts at once. Of...
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Tutorials

Multi-Environment Developing

By Ansel Pineiro on November 19, 2015

Often there is a need to develop for multiple environments. A common example would be a test environment and a production environment. Sometimes there can be small differences in the environment that result in the need for different code. It can get pretty messy to have to change that code when you are done testing and ready to deploy to...
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Kentico

Founder and Co-Owner Represent BizStream at Kentico Connection 2015 Orlando

By Michelle Lentz on November 18, 2015

Mark Schmidt, Founder of BizStream and Brian McKeiver, Co-Owner, traveled to attend Kentico Connection 2015. This year the United States conference was held at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL.  The multiple day conference focused on the launch of many new products and features such as the highly anticipated release of Kentico 9, taking place on...
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Tutorials

Connecting New Microsoft Web Projects to a Database

By Dustin Christians on November 10, 2015

Every time I start a new .NET web application I forget a few of the steps involved in connecting to the database and inserting my first record and I usually end up searching for the information online. Because I needed to know the information so often I decided it would be nice to document the process. For example, I recently decided to create a...
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Events

​BizStream Keeps 7,120 Pounds of Electronic Waste Out of Landfills During 2015 Fall Electronics Recycling Drive

By Michelle Lentz on October 22, 2015

BizStream once again gave the Allendale and surrounding communities the opportunity to safely recycle unwanted electronics, at no charge, this Fall during its third Semi-Annual Electronics Recycling Drive. 
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Tutorials

​Integrating Slack Into BizStream's Daily Workflow

By Dan Walker on October 06, 2015

At BizStream, we have a computer sitting on the wall, affectionately named Wally. Wally does everything he can to keep us in line. He tells us when a new support request comes in, he makes sure we keep on top of our time sheets, and he’ll even taunt us after we lose a game of foosball. He does this all with text-to-speech, so when we&rsquo...
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News

BizStream Achieves Kentico Quality Expert Certification

By BizStream on September 29, 2015

Allendale, MI, September 29, 2015 — BizStream, a web and software development company located near Grand Rapids, MI is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of three Kentico Gold Partners in the world to receive the prestigious Kentico Quality Expert certification. Other recipients of this achievement are based in...
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