Documentation: Enough Already! Not.

Mike McCoy Consulting, Programming, Soft Skills Leave a Comment

Documentation. I know we all hate having to create it. I don’t like writing it and feel like I always leave something out. However, our assumptions of what other developers should think we are trying to accomplish by our masterpieces of software are usually filled with potholes (sometimes big ones). The truth of the matter is that no matter how stellar your code or software is – if you’re the only one who understands how it works, it doesn’t do any good.

These are not paintings or sculptures that would live the rest of their days in a museum, untouched by human hands and just collecting dust as they run. In reality, documentation will be added to and changed as the information they describe evolves.

In this blog, we discuss two suggested strategies for the creation of useful and concise software documentation.

Strategy: Knowledge Transfer In Consulting Projects

Josh Green Agile, Consulting, Dev Methodologies, Soft Skills Leave a Comment

Imparting Knowledge And Preparing For The End Of A Contract

In this blog, I share an example of a consulting engagement that required significant knowledge transfer to new hires. We detail an approach for teaching Spring Batch to developers with no previous experience in Java or the Spring Framework.

The goal is to provide a real-world example of closing a contract, imparting knowledge with the client and their employees, and the potential issues faced in the process.

See Keyhole at Dev Up 2019

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We are pleased to announce that Keyhole Software is a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 St. Louis Developer Conference! This will be the fifth year of Keyhole Sponsoring. 

Formerly known as the St. Louis Days of .NET and rebranded as Dev Up during the 2015 conference, the 12th annual edition will bring together regional and national IT experts to share their knowledge for technology. 

The Dev Up conference is October 14-16, 2019 at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. Monday, October 14th features all-day hands-on sessions called “Pre-Compilers” which are optional. The main conference takes place on October 15th & 16th and features over 140 technical training sessions geared toward all levels of experience.

August 8th: Streamlined App Development with Xamarin.Essentials

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The Keyhole Software team is excited to announce that we are to host and sponsor the upcoming Kansas City Mobile Developers Meetup on Thursday, August 8th. The August meetup of the educational user group will be led by Keyhole’s Mike Cerny with the topic focused on Xamarin.Essentials.

This meetup group discusses…

Kansas City Corporate Challenge 2019: Keyhole Software

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After three months of full-filled competition, another year of Kansas City Corporate Challenge is behind us. Since 2017, Keyhole Software has proudly participated in the KCCC games. We initially joined the challenge because of how it aligned with our culture but ended up falling in love with the camaraderie, competition, and collaboration that came along with this local event.

What Is KCCC?

Founded in 1980, Kansas City Corporate Challenge is the country’s oldest and largest corporate games. They promote health, wellness, and camaraderie by presenting participants with physical endeavors designed to challenge bodies and minds through the spirit of corporate competition.