Software Engineering

January 23, 2019

Professional Hobbies

By Alex Khalil

Everyone has hobbies, or interests they pursue in their free time. For some, it’s hiking, for others, it’s the occasional Netflix binge. These are all well and good, and incredibly important for maintaining a healthy balance between work and your real life. But what about hobbies that meet in the middle of business and pleasure? The passions […] Read More...

Odds are you’ve heard the terms “Bitcoin” and “cryptocurrency” thrown around pretty liberally over the course of the last year at the water cooler or from a passerby. These are two fairly recent buzzwords to emerge in non-tech circles. If you’ve had discussions about these topics, I would venture to guess that the word “blockchain” […] Read More...

November 1, 2018

Ease Into It

By Alex Khalil

As part of the interview process for the Software Engineer Intern position here at Sundog, you must complete some simple code examples to display competency. I was aware that this was standard practice with technical and especially programming positions, so no big deal right? When I saw the form I realized I had underestimated the […] Read More...

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...

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