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Custom Business Workflows

Category: Custom Software Tag: #Business Workflow Published 2019-05-16

For many businesses, predefined workflow options work well. The software can be adapted to their needs and the need for more specialized customization isn't a vital one. For others, however, the need to have a workflow tailored to their specific needs is important. Let's take a look at why a custom business workflow might be right for your business and what you can expect as you move forward with the process.

What is a custom business workflow?

A custom business workflow, as the name implies, is workflow software that has been built to meet a specific client’s needs. It is custom software, in other words, that is designed to fit a businesses workspace needs perfectly. This is especially useful for “non-traditional” businesses that rely on their workflow to unite team members and guide work tasks daily.

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ASP.NET Identity w/o Entity Framework

Category: Custom Software Tag: Published 2015-07-23

If you prefer to use Entity Framework, more power to you. After developing my SQL skills for years it just feels "odd" to give them up for what I consider minor convenience. I'm sure that this is some sort of holy war discussion that really, I'm not interested in participating in. Given that, there are some of us out here in the wild that don't want to use ORM's like Entity Framework (or any other for that matter, except of course Dapper).   So when I found out that the new security model for ASP.NET called "ASP.NET Identity" had a dependency on EF, I needed a way to remove it.

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OWASP ZAP - Passive Scanning - Get Started

Category: Custom Software Tag: Published 2015-03-26

OWASP ZAP is an excellent (FREE) tool to test your website for common security issues. It has a large library of plugins and an what seems to be an active community. Although the tool has an active attack method, I prefer the passive attack method as you can use the site as you normally would. Although tutorials do exist on how to get started, I personally had difficulty finding them or knowing what I was even looking for when I first started. Especially related to passive security scanning. The interface isn't the most "intuitive", so I figured I would write these instructions for anybody encountering the same problems.

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10 Years!

Category: Custom Software Tag: Published 2015-03-09

Just wanted to say thanks to all of our loyal customers and the great time we have had this last ten years!  Hard to believe, but we started with a couple of servers and the will to succeed (or the stubbornness) and we are still cruising.


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