There is nothing like sitting in a 2-hour meeting and at the end of it reaching the decision to have another meeting. As application developers, our time is precious. We need time to design, develop and maintain applications – all while everyone from the CIO to the project manager are breathing down our necks, talking […]

Confluence, the enterprise wiki from Atlassian, is readily adopted throughout organizations and not limited to just IT. However, when you ask non-techies about Jira or Jira Agile, chances are you will be greeted with a deer in the headlights look. On the off-chance they have heard of it, they will probably describe it as a […]

I’ve found that trackbacks and pingbacks are two items that can always use more explanation. Even though there are thousands of posts pertaining to their use, I wanted to provide a “bump” to the discussion and add my two cents. If you are new to blogging, trackbacks are kind of confusing. They always have been and until they are gone, […]

IT’S 2013 AND ISOS IS RAMPING UP OUR PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL PRESENCE! We are kicking off the New Year with some great changes. We have officially moved into our newer, much larger office at the University Center in Tempe. The dust is still settling, but it hasn’t slowed us down. We are still trying to […]

One of the many wonderful things about SpringMVC is its almost magical ability to inject required objects into controller methods. Need an object? Simply add one of the supported arguments to the controller method and it will be there when invoked by the framework. A common idiom involves including an argument of the type Authentication […]

The horse and buggy is still a viable mode of transportation. Newer needs can be accommodated by adding horses and modifying the buggy. Of course just because something can be done doesn’t mean it should. When Java was establishing itself as a staple of modern enterprise applications development teams began creating frameworks for standard needs. […]

I recently started a new iOS application and decided to add the Jira Mobile Connect SDK to hook the application to our Jira OnDemand instance. I found that the SDK was well documented (see Jira Connect for iOS) and hoped that it would be a smooth ride, but some issues and annoyances arose. Enabling Jira […]