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If you haven’t tried out Azure Data Studio, or if you looked at it in the past and forgot about it, it’s time to give it another try. It’s not intended to replace SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), but more to compliment it. Each tool has its pros and cons, and you’ll get the most mileage if you...

As a company, we read the Phoenix Project several years ago, and we could not wait to dig into the Unicorn Project, by Gene Kim for our first book discussion of 2020. For seven weeks, we met on Fridays during lunch with 12+ devs, a project manager, and QA to talk about org culture, software team practices, how...

JavaScript unit testing can be difficult to get started with. There are many ways to write JavaScript and numerous tools to help you do it. This post is going to focus on how to test front-end JavaScript code with Jest that is using Webpack as a module bundler. While the back-end technology should not make a difference, I will be using .NET Core to spin up a small sample app.  Before we get started make...

SQL PASS Summit 2019 Recap Wow, my brain hurts! However, I am excited about all the networking and learning opportunities I received a couple weeks ago at the PASS Summit in Seattle.  For those of you that don’t know, the PASS Summit is a leading three-day event attended by over 4,000 individuals that want to enhance their career...

Omnitech is honored to be one of the sponsors of the 2019 Siouxland IT Symposium on October 30th. Every year we look forward to meeting with IT executives in the region to network and hear how their business is growing and innovating along with changing markets. The agenda this year highlights both local and national speakers covering popular...

We had six interns at Omnitech this summer of 2019. For the last several years we've read Clean Code by Bob Martin with each set of interns. This book has proven very successful in opening minds to the value of clean code. This year, we read Clean Architecture by Bob Martin with two of our interns that were...

We have worked hard to develop a path for our interns as they graduate school and join us full-time. The first step starts years before a student walks the stage at graduation. College career fairs are where we have our first introduction to many young people who are looking for internships that will help them gain the experience to land...

Omnitech has been looking to Rapid City as an expansion location for several years and with the momentum of Elevate Rapid City, the awarding of the B21 bomber to Elsworth, and Omnitech's year over year growth, details finally fell into place to make this plan a reality. Our ribbon cutting for the new office took place Tuesday, July 16th at the Ascent Innovation...

"We just need the system to do XYZ when the user types "A" into the textbox."  We have all been given requirements like these.  Tasks like these are commonplace for web development, and with ASP.NET Core MVC, its very simple to pull this off.  The steps would look like: Create the frontend razor markupCreate/update the view model for...

Establishing Excellence  Omnitech strives to be a learning organization. Technology is constantly changing, helping us solve new problems or resolve familiar ones more efficiently. One way we do this is to send people to conferences.   Four of our developers went to the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) Minneapolis/St. Paul in May 2019. NDC is an international conference hosted all over the world. For the past...