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The following article was originally written by George Mauer. George is a seasoned software developer at Surge. Read George's original post here. Be the Javascriptiest While there is some general philosophizing here, this is largely a step-by-step for building your own jquery collapsing widget. It is a writeup of my talk at Sql Saturday #324 - Baton Rouge. As such, it might seem lengthy and rambling. But the talk was over an hour so there you have it. You might be able to tell from the title, this talk did not start out completely seriously. For the last three or…

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The following article was written by Mike Nelson; an expert developer at Surge. Websites built with Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Drupal scatter the web by the millions. These systems are vastly popular tools for creating websites and managing user-generated content. They come pre-built with many features tempting developers embarking on enterprise application projects to build upon their shaky foundations. While starting off with a vast wealth of features and an established framework is understandably enticing, the illusionary head start will quickly be eclipsed by problems arising from fundamental architectural dissonance. What is an Enterprise Application? An enterprise…

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The internet has introduced so many new ways for us to communicate with one another. From video and voice conferencing, to live chat interactions and social media. In addition, the number of devices that are internet-connected is allowing us to be found online almost at any time or any place. Regardless of the device you’re using, it only takes a few minutes to easily connect with almost anyone in the world. As communication technology has advanced, so too has the way companies do business. More companies are starting to realize that many of their employees roles and responsibilities can just…

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What is Responsive Web Design? In a nutshell, responsive web design (also referred to as RWD)  allows your website to automatically adjust its display and layout to accommodate for any device’s screen size, beit a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The result is an adapted design with no need for your visitor to strain and zoom in or out in order to read your content or view your media. Identifying Responsive Web Design Until recently, a website’s design has been generally fixed in its size. This means it displayed the same general dimensions whether someone used a computer, tablet, or phone.…

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One of the things that makes Surge unique is the fact that we are a 100% telecommuting company. And although it is true that having employees spread out all over the country does create some unique challenges, it is also true that it creates some incredibly powerful benefits. One of the amazing things about this day and age, for better or for worse, is just how connected we all are. From mobile devices, to multiple means of keeping in touch with one another, never before have we had so many different tools to stay in-touch. Now, sometimes these tools can…

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An individual or business may seek the assistance of a software consulting company to provide a software solution when in-house software development resources either do not exist or do not have the expertise or capacity to take on the project. This outsourcing of software development services is an effective way to expedite a software project. There are many software consulting companies to choose from. However, not all of them are the same. In fact, most software consulting companies differ significantly even if they appear similar on the surface. Most people use price as a factor when choosing a company but…

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