Software Engineering

October 1, 2018

It Pays to be a Polyglot

By Alex Khalil

  Any Computer Science student has no doubt been shown countless graphs such as this one by professors and advisers, I know I have. The graph emphasizes which programming languages are most in demand and therefore, more likely to lead to jobs. It makes sense to give yourself the greatest odds of employment by learning […] Read More...

January 29, 2018

Browser Compatibility

By Dakota Larson

As part of my Internship here at Sundog, I have had the opportunity to do a fair amount of research into web development to better understand some of the best practices that are used. One of the topics that is of consistent importance to web developers is browser compatibility. What is it? Browser compatibility means […] Read More...

January 15, 2018

Scope in JavaScript

By Dakota Larson

My internship here at Sundog has allowed me to explore the intricacies of JavaScript. While not as convoluted as privacy, scope in JavaScript hasn’t always been straightforward. For many years, the only level of scope that JavaScript had besides global, was function level scope. This could create unexpected issues. In most other programming languages, the […] Read More...

December 7, 2017

Privacy In JavaScript

By Dakota Larson

As part of my internship, I have done a fair amount of research into JavaScript and the intricacies of the language. In computer science, privacy is an integral part of object oriented programming. Unlike many other programming languages, however, JavaScript does not have a trivial implementation of privacy. Luckily, even though it isn’t obvious, it […] Read More...

October 30, 2017

OAuth Authentication in Salesforce

By Dakota Larson

Over the past few weeks, I have been diving into OAuth Authentication as part of my internship here at Sundog Interactive. The following is a relatively complete synopsis of journey developing an application that authenticates users using Salesforce OAuth Authentication. OAuth authentication can be challenging to implement. This guide is designed to help during the […] Read More...

August 16, 2017

How to Land That Technical Internship

By Dakota Larson

College students going into a technical field like computer science need an internship. There is no way around it. Computer science is a vast field that is evolving all the time, and the fastest way to learn anything in the field is through experience. Books and lectures are helpful, but they aren’t near as helpful […] Read More...

August 7, 2017

Why a Computer Science Degree Isn’t Enough

By Dakota Larson

During my time as a university student, one of the biggest pieces of advice that I received was that I needed to get an internship my junior or senior year. Initially I was very surprised to hear this. I felt like I was learning a ton of information all the time, so I didn’t understand […] Read More...

April 7, 2017

Most popular programming language?

By Grant Moe

Computer Science students often ask themselves which language is the most popular. It’s a simple question with a far-from-simple answer. We ask which language is the most popular because they want to learn these subjects because where there are jobs. For most people, it makes very little sense to enter a field with knowledge about […] Read More...

March 10, 2017

How to Disconnect From the Big Three

By Grant Moe

Do you even catch yourself on your phone, browsing Facebook possibly, and all of a sudden it’s hours later? You sit down on the couch and pull up your favorite television show, and after a few episodes the entire day is over? Many of us either spend way too much time in front of screens […] Read More...

February 17, 2017

How Hobbies Can Improve Your Life Outlook

By Grant Moe

Stop what you’re doing and take some time to consider this: Have you ever felt burnt out and find yourself in the same old routine? Work obligations? Family responsibilities?   Finding a good recreational activity that is separate from work commitments, which bring you pleasure and build upon your passions, skills, and interests isn’t sometimes […] Read More...

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