As technology evolves with a remote work-oriented landscape, Tallan has prioritized thought leadership and keeping our constituents informed of the latest opportunities in IT. Every week, the Tallan Blog provides analysis and insights to professionals across varied industries, keeping readers up to date with exciting tech trends. As 2021 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the content that most resonated with our readers. Here are our top blog posts of 2021:
By Conner Wulf
Tools such as Azure Synapse, Azure Data Factory, and Databricks can be used to easily synthesize data from multiple sources into one location, transform that data and then run advance reporting, using Power BI. This step-by-step walkthrough on Azure’s Data Analytics platform provides users with tools to enhance their business intelligence and make more educated decisions. Conner Wulf, Senior Software Consultant at Tallan, guides users through the process of creating a basic copy data pipeline in Azure Data Factory, over a collection of posts walking through the basic functionality of Azure’s Cloud Data Analytic platforms. Click here for the full series!
By James Skladnowski
Users who have attempted to update their Electron projects for Angular version 12 might have noticed that Electron is not functioning quite as it should. Recent updates to Webpack (version 5) have removed Node polyfills, causing issues when trying to instantiate anything Electron-related in the browser. With Webpack abstracted away within Angular, users have been faced with the challenge of finding another way to add these polyfills back. In this post, James Skladnowski provides a detailed guide on updating files in a default Angular 12 project. This post is perfect for both users starting from scratch and those who already have some experience!
By James Marzik
Tallan’s monthly Tech-Talk initiative is a way for our multifaceted team to share knowledge between developers and achieve a deeper understanding of the technology that drives innovation with our customers. Tallan Technical Project Manager, James Marzik, presented an outstanding webinar on Running a Server with the Unraid Operating System. This blog post serves as a brief introduction to what James covered in his internal presentation!
“A Network Attached Storage (NAS) server is a highly accessible data storage server that allows for the storage of information in one location. With a NAS server, you can work on ‘computer A’ without worrying about a file on ‘computer B’ in another room that you need to access. Simply download it from your network’s file server and access from any device.”James Marzik, Tallan Technical Project Manager,
By Jeff Daniewicz
Navigating through an unfamiliar code base as a new Angular developer can be incredibly daunting. Whether you’re fresh to web development or a seasoned veteran, joining a new project using an unfamiliar technology can be simultaneously exciting and stressful. On the one hand, you will be gaining real-world experience with Angular in a market that increasingly demands it. On the other, navigating through an unfamiliar code base as a new Angular developer can be incredibly daunting. As a tech lead, Jeff Daniewicz found that this was almost always the sentiment felt by developers who were onboarding to an Angular project. They wanted to be productive as soon as possible, and they just needed a bridge between the existing code and what they learned from tutorials. In this post, Jeff covers the basic debugging techniques he traditionally shares with developers new to Angular.
“As developers, we are tinkerers—we open things up, examine them, and break things—it’s how we learn best. I’ve found that once developers are aware of these techniques, they quickly become self-sufficient and are quicker to learn the framework simply because they can tinker.”Jeff Daniewicz, Tallan Software Architect
By Ben Thompson
This post is a follow-up to a previous post that defined feature flags and how they can be useful in a development workflow. In this post, Ben Thompson, Tallan Cloud Architect, explores integrating feature flags into an ASP.NET Core web application as well as using Azure App Configuration to store them. The setup and configuration of an ASP.NET Core is covered by Ben, in addition to three different scenarios where feature flags can help to safely add new features to a project.
This has been a fulfilling year as we helped make 2021’s complex IT landscape a little easier to navigate for our customers and partners. Tallan will continue staying on top of the most pertinent technology trends and we invite you to follow us on LinkedIn our view our latest blog posts. Every week we post new content benefitting both seasoned developers and those just starting out!