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NVISIA Technology Center Announces Docker Partnership

on 4/25/17 7:59 PM By | NVISIA Marketing | 0 Comments | Docker Tech Center News
NVISIA's Technology Center, with locations in downtown Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI is excited to announce the launch of a strategic partnership with Docker, Inc. NVISIA is now an Accredited Docker Training and Consulting Partner and looks forward to serving regional clients with local, certified Docker resources.
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Need disruptive software innovation...? Put your team on an island!

on 11/29/16 6:02 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Software Development Agile Tech Center Executive Insights
Mark Panthofer, Vice President - NVISIA Technology Center 
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Requirements in Agile Environments

While much of the IT industry has adopted Lean and Agile methods, there is still strong resistance in some organizations.  Often, the first concerns you’ll hear regard the lack of requirements documentation. How can a development team possibly do their work without detailed requirements?  Aren’t we wasting time by building the wrong thing?  Here’s my response.
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Breakfast: Agile + DevOps = Better Software Faster

on 11/15/16 8:58 AM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | News Tech Center DevOps Lean Startup
NVISIA Delivers "Agile + DevOps = Better Software Faster" Breakfast at Milwaukee Intercontinental Hotel to group of local technology and application development executives. The Milwaukee breakfast event featured NVISIA's software product development experts showcased how key techniques can increase the speed and quality of software development initiatives.   Topics Leveraging Prototyping Tools to Improve Requirements Gathering
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NVISIA's Courtney Falkner Delivers DevOps Tech Briefing

on 11/11/16 12:22 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | News Tech Center DevOps
NVISIA's Courtney Faulkner hosted a casual Beer & Tech briefing on DevOps in NVISIA's Technology Center. Courtney discussed core technology topics in the DevOps space and shared how our clients, both big and small are using DevOps technology to shorten delivery cycles while improving quality.
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AWS Machine Learning Introduction

on 11/2/16 12:56 PM By | Naveen VK | 0 Comments | Big Data Software Development Tech Center
 
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NVISIA's Michael Hoffman Hosts - New Docker for Java Course Featuring Docker Champion Arun Gupta

on 10/14/16 4:08 PM By | Michael Hoffman | 0 Comments | Software Development Tech Center
In my Technical Architect role here at NVISIA, I've had the opporutnity to participate in many engagements around training and mentoring in the technical community. As part of our current drive towards education around DevOps and Docker, I sat down with Arun Gupta and hosted a play-by-play course for Pluralsight. Arun is a Docker Champion, Java Champion and VP of  Couchbase. In the course, he and I engaged in an unscripted, unrehearsed conversation around beginner and advanced Docker topics. One of the key aspects of the course was that  the material and discussion had a specific focus around Java solutions. Below is a link to the preview this Pluralsite course:
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Inter-Face/Off: Undercover Service Abstraction

What does Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the 1997 movie, Face/Off have in common?  If I told you Face/Off demonstrated an important aspect of SOA known as service abstraction, would you believe me?  As a fan of the movie I think it’s worth reviewing as this whimsical comparison may be fun and educational.  First we’ll go over some relevant information on the movie.  Next we’ll review the concept of service abstraction.  Finally, we’ll dig-in and derive how the movie demonstrates service abstraction and encapsulation in SOA.
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NVISIA Launches Technology Centers

on 10/3/16 4:30 PM By | NVISIA Marketing | 0 Comments | News Tech Center
  NVISIA is excited to officially announce the launch of our Technology Center program with locations in downtown Chicago and Milwaukee. Our centers are a place to tackle your most ambitious software development challenges by providing a dedicated space that helps your teams focus while co-developing your next solution side-by-side with NVISIA experts. These centers also create a space where you can explore the potential of the latest software technologies and how they can benefit your solution and your organization. 
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Apache Camel Video Tutorial Released!

on 7/19/16 4:23 PM By | Michael Hoffman | 1 Comment | Software Development Online Tutorials Tech Center
NVISIA's Michael Hoffman introduces Apache Camel, the open-source integration framework based on proven Enterprise Integration Patterns. This easy to follow, 3-part video tutorial introduces the Camel's rules/mediation engine, demonstrates a case study usage of the framework and finally reviews key points to help you to decide if Camel is right for you.
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DevOps Executive Breakfast recap: Part 2

on 6/10/16 3:41 PM By | NVISIA Marketing | 0 Comments | DevOps News Tech Center
In part one of this series, we discussed the beginning of the Executive Breakfast sponsored by NVISIA on May 24, 2016, in the Willis Tower in downtown Chicago. Software development professionals from different industries gathered to share stories about their implementation of various DevOps practices. NVISIA's own Dru Henke presented on what, exactly, "DevOps" means, and then Clyde Balneaves from Accuity shared details of how his company was able to complete more than 7,000 build/release cycles using these methods.
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DevOps Executive Breakfast recap: Part 1

on 5/27/16 4:06 PM By | NVISIA Marketing | 0 Comments | DevOps News Tech Center
In the early morning on Tuesday, May 24, NVISIA hosted an Executive Breakfast for key software development professionals in the Chicago area. During the event, which was held in the Illinois Room of the Metropolitan Club, nestled at the near-top of Willis Tower, key speakers and panelists created informal discussion around the one topic that's been on everyone's minds of late: DevOps.
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Top 5 tips for deploying DevOps

We started the journey down the DevOps path with our clients back in 2010, and we have learned some important things along the way. We learned that success with DevOps has a lot to do with transforming team culture, process and architecture across the traditional silos of business requirements, software development, QA and technical operations.
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