Keyhole Releases MockOla v2.0 With New Features

Keyhole Software Company News, Design, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

Keyhole Labs has announced the release of Version 2.0 of its free UI design tool MockOla, adding features and capabilities that enhance the design process.

MockOla is a free 2D drawing tool that allows users to easily build UI wireframes, free-form designs, and UML diagrams with a simple drag-and-drop editor. MockOla is available online, is free to use, and allows users to easily create custom designs and mockups.

This new version of MockOla includes a new dashboard with an enhanced look and feel, the addition of new palettes and elements, a function to upload and add photos into designs, and the ability to use the tool without creating an account or logging in.

Java Development Using Visual Studio Code

Todd Horn Design, Dev Methodologies, Java, Problem Solving, Programming Leave a Comment

Over the last few years, I have worked on several .NET and JavaScript projects. My go-to IDE for Angular, Node, and (in starting to learn) React has been Visual Studio Code, along with Visual Studio Enterprise for C#.

Recently, I started on a new team and project that was in Java. Our initial thought was to switch back over to Spring Tool Suite or IntelliJ. But, there are some really good extensions now for Java in VS Code that made that transition unnecessary. So we decided to take a look at what Visual Studio code could do for us – we were very pleasantly surprised!

In this post, I provide links and information to get you started down the right path for Java in Visual Studio Code.

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Refreshing Your Scrum

Keith Shakib Agile, Consulting, Design, Dev Methodologies, Problem Solving, Soft Skills 3 Comments

Most of us now have some experience with Agile Scrum practices. Many of us have had years of practice on multiple processes. As a consultant, I have the opportunity to see many differences in how organizations implement and practice the most popular development process methodologies.

While the prescription for good practices is well-documented, many of us have lost our “mojo” at least once and seen many of the benefits of using the process decline.

In this blog, I will indicate some key points required to return to optimal agile performance. I will highlight three common pitfalls, some common causes of those problems, and reminders of how to get back to a high-performance Scrum implementation. Let’s dive in.

Improving Performance in React Applications

Adrienne Gessler Design, JavaScript, Problem Solving, React 2 Comments

Let’s say you’ve stepped into a React application to make some updates or been involved in building one yourself. You have been at it a while, and feel somewhat comfortable using React, you understand React’s lifecycle and you may be using React libraries like Redux or MobX to some extent.

As with any technology, you start to notice that a few of the pages are looking a little slow. You know performance tuning too early is often a bad idea, but you feel like you might be at that point. After all, in your experience, end users notice even small lags and no one wants that. So what do you do now?

In this blog, I introduce six tips for improving performance and design in your React application.

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Sanitize: Good for Beer, Good for Data

Jeremy Gard Databases, Design, JavaScript, Programming Leave a Comment

When it comes to brewing, one of the most critical considerations is sanitization. The same fact can be said for development. In brewing you can introduce unintended flavors, create a lesser end product, or completely ruin your hard work. With development, you can introduce inaccuracies or bad data, errors can be caused or exposed to attack, and security holes can be created.

With best practices in sanitization, we can all enjoy better applications and better beer. In this blog, I discuss the importance of data sanitization in development (with tips for success), with parallels to sanitization in brewing.