While working on <PROJECT_NAME_HERE>, I began to run into an issue on the UAT server. Several test cases were failing while running under Jenkins, all with the same cryptic error message. You may have seen this error in your own tests as well. It states:
The Entity Framework provider type ‘System.Data.Entity.SqlServer.SqlProviderServices,EntityFramework.SqlServer, Version=18.104.22.168,Culture=neutral,PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089’ for the ‘System.Data.SqlClient’ ADO.NET provider could not be loaded.
Make sure the provider assembly is available to the running application.
This is rather confusing because the app was clearly using ...Continue Reading →
Have you ever been deeply involved writing an email or replying to comments and then all of a sudden everything stops working? Or worse, have you ever looked up after writing a long chunk of code and see that none of your code was recorded? Do you have a moment of instant rage trying to figure out what happened?
Then you realize that Gmail Calendar alerted you about an upcoming event and chrome has taken over because of this alert!
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Making the Case for Custom Development
At some point every company runs into issues like these – internal issues that reduce productivity, negatively impact client relationships, or hamstring employees ...Continue Reading →
Technology continues to change the way we conduct business today. If you are running a small business, there are efficient, innovative software tools that can simplify your processes and save you time, money, and frustration. Many of the tools offer free or basic subscriptions with the option to upgrade to a premium version as your business grows.
This virtual phone system allows you to forward calls from your business line straight to your cellphone so employees and important clients can reach ...Continue Reading →
Each year, businesses must evaluate their budget to include yet another leg of technology as innovation fuels new opportunities for expansion. Creating a branded mobile application can be expensive and time-consuming, but the rewards can easily outweigh the costs. Here’s how your business can get it right:
We all know there is only so much space on our smartphones for downloaded apps – and even less space on the main screen where we keep our favorites. While we might love ...Continue Reading →
Technology touches nearly every aspect of our lives today, from our morning alarm to the way we work and play. Businesses large and small must keep up with new technologies in order to gain an advantage over their competitors. The options the internet and IT solutions bring us are endless, and even small businesses can go to battle with big brands and win.
Know Your Needs
Above all else, you must constantly strive to understand the needs of both your business and ...Continue Reading →
Technology continues to change the way companies of all kinds conduct business – opening doors to opportunities and advancements that were once not possible, even a short time ago. Today, software plays a prominent role in the success of every business, and not just in the way of ecommerce.
Software goes beyond the ability to keep track of your expenses and cash out your customers. In the digital age, software programs can do everything from tracking your website traffic to predicting ...Continue Reading →
Through enterprise architecture (EA), companies can create a virtual blueprint structured around their current and future business objectives. While this may sound simple, developing an EA strategy is not cut and dry. Each EA system is built based on the specific structure, needs, and ideals of an individual business. EA management includes not only the collection and analyzation of data, but also the determination of how it can be used to transform current and future ...Continue Reading →
The evolution of the internet and the integration of mobile technology seems to be happening at the speed of light. Just a short time ago, businesses were urged to offer mobile-friendly websites and applications if they wanted to keep up with the competition. Those who are up to speed are about to join the race again as consumers demand more from mobile to improve their interactive shopping experience.
In a study done by SOTI, an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions provider, ...Continue Reading →