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Our Favorite DNN Themes: Stylish and Modern Designs for 2015

Our Favorite DNN Themes: Stylish and Modern Designs for 2015

Most of the websites we build are on the DNN platform, a content management system (CMS) that makes it simple for our clients to create and update content on their website. We love it for a lot of reasons, and one of them is its store...

June 11, 2015 Comments
The Greatness of Recursive CTEs

The Greatness of Recursive CTEs

Learning how to write a SQL query is simple. Learning to write elegant, effective SQL syntax for a complex query is not. CTE is a super useful SQL technique that will simplify your code, and most likely run faster than the alternatives...

June 9, 2015 Comments
Protecting Personally Identifiable Information: Obfuscating Your Data

Protecting Personally Identifiable Information: Obfuscating Your Data

During one of our projects, we were required to adhere to HIPAA compliance, which is where I first heard the term PII. I didn’t realize, but I’d already been exposed to PII under a different name: Data Scrubbing...

May 6, 2015 Comments
The Precarious Process of Operational Software Selection: Vendor Scorecards

The Precarious Process of Operational Software Selection: Vendor Scorecards

Building a list of requirements is necessary for a few reasons - it helps us identify what components are most important to us, and it also helps with developing a vendor scorecard...

May 4, 2015 Comments
The Growing Influence of the Mobile User: Google’s New Search Results Algorithm

The Growing Influence of the Mobile User: Google’s New Search Results Algorithm

As of April 21st, Google started using a new algorithm to determine their search results that takes into account the mobile-friendliness of a web page. The change was likely spurred on by the growing number of internet users who use their smartphone...

April 27, 2015 Comments
Common Database Models

Common Database Models

For my last post as the Brio Intern, let's take this opportunity to go over some basics about database models, including popular types of database models...

April 24, 2015 Comments
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