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Walling Info Systems Updates League Management Software for Twilight Golf League

Golf League Member Screen

Walling Info Systems had the pleasure of updating an out of date golf league management software application for Twilight Golf League located in NY earlier this year. The application was so out of date that it was only able to run on Windows versions prior to XP. Twilight Golf League uses the software to keep track of overall team scores, handicaps, match results, etc. Our job was to rewrite the software making it compatible with newer versions of Windows operating systems.

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Walling Info Systems Redevelops Mulch Mart of Powdersville’s Website

Walling Info Systems is pleased to announce the completion of the new Mulch Mart of Powdersville website. The new site features a complete image list of all of Mulch Mart’s products, a frequently asked questions page that thoroughly answers many of your most pressing mulch questions, and a Mulch Calculator that allows customers to calculate the exact amount of mulch they will need for their landscaping project.

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Joe Walling to Present at The Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild

Does your website load quickly or do people leave your site because they get impatient? If your website doesn’t display within a couple seconds, you will start losing some of your visitors. By 8 seconds, no one is hanging around waiting for the page to load.

Thursday 9/11/2014, Joe Walling will be showing some simple things you can do to optimize your website. We will take a quick look at all of the potential areas you could improve performance and then spend the majority of the time covering client side optimizations which is where 80% of the time is spent.

The Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild meets in the main auditorium at the Midlands Tech NE Campus located at 151 Powell Rd, Columbia, SC. The event starts at 6:00 pm.

Automated Testing Presented to UWIT

I was privileged to be the only man in a room full of women yesterday. That is because I was giving the presentation at the Upstate Women in Technology monthly meeting. The funny thing is that one of the members tried to kick me out because men weren’t allowed. When she found out I was the speaker, she let me stay. I really enjoyed the opportunity to mingle and talk with many people I didn’t know as well as make contact with some others that I had not seen in quite a while.

I appreciate them giving me the opportunity to do the presentation on “Automated Testing” where I covered some options for budget conscious automated testing and provided information to help justify the cost of these testing tools and manpower. You can download a pdf of the presentation here.

Are Your Software Projects A Success?

Depending on who you listen to, the majority of software projects are failures. In order to determine if a software development project is successful, you must first understand the meaning of success. In this article we’re going to define how we determine whether a project is a success, discuss some known factors that lead to project failure, and ultimately show you how your software development group can help your organization be more in tune with actual business needs (thus, resulting in more successful projects).

Traditionally, we know we can define success in terms of product delivery. If money is spent and no application is delivered, then the project was obviously NOT a success. Software development isn’t quite so cut and dry though. There are other pieces to the software project puzzle that must fit together in order for it to be considered a success. It’s not just about whether or not the project team delivered the product. We have to also take into consideration factors like:

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Carolina Code Camp Review

I had a great time at the Code Camp in Charlotte on Saturday and was glad to see a number of developers from Greenville. In addition to giving a presentation “Improving Your Software Development Processes” I went to several interesting presentations. After seeing the Angular presentation, I know I am going to have to try that in a project. The MeteorJS presentation by Kevin Hennessy was pretty cool. While I have no desire to write even more JavaScript, it is cool the way you can use JavaScript on both the server side and the client side.

If you are interested in the pdf of the slides for my presentation, you can find them here.

Joe Walling Presents at The Carolina Code Camp: Saturday, May 3rd

This Saturday, May 3rd, Joe Walling will be presenting at the Carolina Code Camp in Charlotte, NC. His presentation is titled “Improving Your Software Development Processes.” In the presentation he discusses the main causes of software development project failures and what organizations can do to avoid these problems to ensure a successful project.

Joe Walling Gives Presentation to Greenville Tech CPT Seniors

Tuesday, 4/22/2014, Joe Walling gave the “What’s Next” presentation to the Greenville Tech CPT Senior Project class.  The presentation was about what these IT students can do to optimize their chances of finding meaningful work soon after graduation. Most of these principles also apply throughout one’s career.

You can find the slides from the presentation here and the Cheat Sheet here.

Drowning in IT Projects? Local Outsourcing Could Save the Day.

As we swim forward in the ocean of technology, forceful currents are pulling at each and every industry – specifically organizational leaders. While legacy product maintenance demands attention, the winds of change yank us to and fro between how much “reasonable” programming investments should cost, delicately balanced against how the life cycle of the product plays out.

Job postings for development staff have increased in the last 18 months with IT unemployment at an all-time low. Developer salaries saw a 7% increase in the past year according to the RHT Salary Survey. What is the going rate? Can your organization compete for the top talent?

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