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Octane, the magazine ofEntrepreneur's Organization featured Annmarie Lanesey's journey as an entrepreneur in their October 2015 editorial series called "31 days of #WOMENtrepreneurship." In it, Annmarie links her passion for software development and her quest to open STEM careers to people from all economic backgrounds. From where I sit, custom software development isn’t mysterious, remote or risky. It’s what my company and I do every day, successfully. Our case files cover a range of problems: moving workflow management from paper systems to a web portal, unlocking the mobile device market for companies that had legacy API’s, and enabling a publisher to host a high volume of streaming video, as well as print content.
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Joseph Payette, Jr., Greane Tree's Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, and Frederick Brandyburg, Principal Consultant, CA Technologies, will present a program to members of the NYS Forum on November 6, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The program is titled "Cleaning the Windshield: Maximizing Results through Test Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development & Model Based Testing." Testing during software development has been likened to looking out the windshield while driving–it lets you see where you are going and arrive safely at your destination.
Authored by on Friday, Sep 26, 2014
Greane Tree Technology President Annmarie Lanesey was chosen to give an overview of the Agile methodology at the NYS Forum symposium "Succeeding with Agile in a Waterfall Environment." The event took place on September 23, 2014, and was attended by approximately 100 business analysts and project managers. The NYS Forum is an association that allows "state and local IT organizations and corporations … to share knowledge and ideas that foster mutual understandings, facilitate public sector progress, and provide insight into what government can be for all of those it serves.
Authored by on Friday, Aug 16, 2013
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Greane Tree Technology Software Engineers Matthew Gerrior and Chad Calhoun attended the Burlington Ruby Conference, “a boutique conference for extraordinary Rubyists,” on August 3rd and 4th. The conference was held in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, within view of Lake Champlain. The conference featured talks by respected Rubyists from across the United States. One of these speakers was our neighbor David Czarnecki from Agora Games right here in Troy. The conference was a single track event, meaning that everyone was able to attend all of the talks.
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Greane Tree Technology CTO Joseph Payette gave our latest “Lunch & Learn” presentation. With the number of tools and frameworks for cross platform mobile application development increasing every year, it can be a challenge to determine the best fit technology for a mobile project. All of these tools and frameworks have their advantages and disadvantages, as they leverage different mechanisms for abstracting differences across mobile devices in an effort to provide a single platform for rapid application development.
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The latest installment of Greane Tree's Lunch & Learn series took place last Friday. Chad Calhoun shared some features of the Git version control system that he has recently discovered. Chad reviewed interactive adding, interactive rebase, and workflows for cleaning up commits. Interactive adding is a simple way to stage commits with "hunks", small chunks of code, rather than with the entire file. Interactive rebase is a great feature that allows you to reorder, reword edit, delete, or combine commits.
Authored by on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
As part of the Agile methodology, in addition to the regular reviews of the work product, there are retrospective meetings to inspect and adapt the work process. Our retrospective discussions with Baby-Friendly, USA, Executive Director Trish MacEnroe and Russo Project Management CEO Mary Alice Russo yielded insights that apply not only to the Baby-Friendly, USA, project, but to other Agile engagements as well. A New Approach to Software Development Trish and Mary Alice were not familiar with the Agile process when the project began.
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Lunch and Learn is a new initiative at Greane Tree Technology which allows developers to gather over lunch and present topics to one another. We hope that this will not only improve the skills of our developers, but also the quality of the software we engineer. The idea stems, in a way, from a blog post about working at Stripe, which can be found at: http://blog.alexmaccaw.com/stripes-culture. The post describes a program at Stripe in which a group of employees chooses one research paper a week to read, and then gathers to discuss the paper over lunch.
Authored by on Friday, Oct 19, 2012
The 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) will be held in Albany October 22 – 25. Greane Tree Technology congratulates the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany for bringing ICEGOV to the United States for the first time. Improvements in government IT have enormous potential benefit for the citizens who use government services, the taxpayers who fund them, and the businesses that help provide them.
Authored by on Monday, Apr 16, 2012
Jennifer Hixon had the opportunity to attend Scrum Master training with Certified Scrum Trainer Jim Schiel. Jim is the author of The ScrumMaster Study Guide and Enterprise-Scale Agile Software Development and he received both his Scrum Master and his Scrum Trainer certifications from one of the co-founders of the Scrum method. By studying under this excellent teacher, Jenny has deepened her understanding of Agile, and she is now a member of the Scrum Alliance and a Certified Scrum Master.