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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...


BlueGecko BGScript Development with VScode

This tutorial will outline the process to configure Visual Studio Code for developing Blue Gecko script code. It assumes you have some familiarity with the BlueGecko scripting language. If not, check out the developer guide. Blue Gecko...


Creating an Augmented Reality (AR) Demo with the Vuforia Studio Pilot Program

Augmented Reality (AR) has been booming the past couple of months, especially with the deployment of Pokémon Go. If you're not familiar with it, Pokémon Go is a mobile app that encourages its users to walk around the real world in order to captur...


SharePoint 2007 and 2010 - Color Coding Custom Lists and Tasks

Humans are visual by nature so creating a graphic icon for a list of items or tasks can be extremely beneficial when trying to sort through data. Without having to configure SharePoint Designer or writing custom code, you can create a simple color co...


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