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Android 10 Logo & Identity Review

Android Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White. Soon after its creation, it was acquired by Google in 2005, and first released to the public in 2008. Android is ...


TIA Portal Autosave with Openness

Sometimes my computer crashes. Sometimes I forget to save for extended periods of time while I’m developing code in TIA Portal. When these events coincide, I don’t have a good time. However, with a little bit of C# .NET knowledge this pro...


Duplicating Related Entities using Entity Framework Core

This blog will show how to use Entity Framework Core to copy multiple related entities stored in a SQL database while maintaining their keyed relationships. While EF Core doesn’t offer a `Copy` method, there are simple ways to duplicate an e...


Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder

Report Builder is a powerful tool that allows users to design reports which can connect to and pull data from a Microsoft SQL server. When a user designs a report, they create a report definition language (.rdl) file which is not a report in and of i...


5 Great Ways to Get Started with React Components

React has quickly become one of DMC’s favorite tools for web frontend development due to its component-based structure and growing adoption. However, between the JSX syntax, component lifecycle, and state management, learning to use React ef...


5 Great Uses of the Spread Operator in a React App

React has quickly become one of DMC’s favorite tools for web front-end development due to its component-based structure and growing adoption. However, between the JSX syntax, component lifecycle, and state management, learning to use React effe...


Frame Accurate Video Scrubbing in the Client

There are a variety of desktop applications that allow users to seamlessly scrub back and forth through a video to determine the exact frame in which some action should take place or where the placement of a tag should go. Some popular applications i...


Setting Up Docker for WordPress Development

Way back when in 2014, I wrote a blog about setting up WordPress on IIS. At that time, Docker was only a year old and I hadn't even heard of it. It's now 2017 and things are different. Docker has matured and has gained enormous popu...


Creating a Slackbot Personal Assistant with .NET and an Office Fish

It wasn't too long ago that DMC Boston added a Particle Internet Button to remind us to feed our fish, Stevie. With Stevie doing so well, and DMC's FedEx Day coming up, we started brainstorming of what else could we do. We landed on...


Using IoT, a Particle Internet Button, and Slack to Feed a Fish

"Stevie is a fish. Stevie has no motors. Stevie prefers that you don’t tap on the tank. Stevie doesn’t know what Wi-Fi is. This is a picture of a computer. It’s not a fish. Stevie is a fish! I bet Stevie wishes he had hand...


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