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Posted on 12/08/2015

We often see issues come in where template builders don’t know how to make changes to query their XML. Well, there’s good news. Making changes is fairly simple. It’s all a matter of understanding a few XPath basics. This blog post and video will help you understand how XPath works and how you can use […] …read more

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Posted on 09/10/2015

Here at Windward, we’ve taken some steps forward to make sure you benefit from the latest technology. Our product is automatically compatible with any IaaS cloud service (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), but some of the PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) providers introduce some constraints. For example, Google App Engine code must be in pure Java. This isn’t a foreign concept to […] …read more

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Posted on 07/29/2015

You walk by the office of a programmer in the morning and talk for 30 seconds with them. Nothing more than good morning and how was your day yesterday. Short, polite, and no big deal as you only took half a minute, right? Actually — no! Your 30-second interruption is a 45-minute hit in their […] …read more

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Posted on 05/28/2015

When you start with TypeScript, installing and using it is easy. What’s difficult is knowing how to use it well. Below are the lessons our dev team learned, coming from the worlds of Java & C# to TypeScript. Some of the TypeScript tips came easy for us, but many we learned after first trying several […] …read more

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Posted on 05/26/2015

The Problem: Automation with VSO If you try to automate things with Visual Studio Online (VSO), you’ll run into authentication problems. Here’s why. You access VSO with a Microsoft Account. To sign-in to that account, you have to put your username and password into a pop-up window from Microsoft. BUT… that doesn’t work for automation, […] …read more

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