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Perficient Digital Labs Combines Virtual Reality with… Reality

Always at the forefront of agile and innovative technology and design, our Perficient Digital Labs team recently set its sights on the following question: What if you could share a VR experience with someone without actually being in VR yourself? The team wanted to expand the typically solitary VR experience to include players and components […]

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“Any Way You Can” – 3 Lessons for Software Developers

I had a math teacher in high school who for me was “the teacher,” the one that I remember most fondly. I was a student of his for two years, learning geometry, trigonometry, and calculus from him. I was always drawn to math, but he had a way of teaching that made it more fun […]

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5 Strategies for Improving Page Speed: Serial & Async Loading

There is a tendency in web development to tightly couple the pages with their data source. An example of this would be building a page that uses its backend process to retrieve and render data in a table. This is fine for small pages or quick-and-dirty prototypes, but as pages grow in complexity, this approach […]

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Engineering Process Standards, Or, Death by 1000 Cuts

Programming is not an easy thing to do, and developers require a significant amount of focus, concentration, and flow to do what they do best. Interruptions will break this flow and slow down an otherwise productive programmer. While environmental distractions can be a source of interruption, it’s also important that engineers don’t interrupt themselves either! […]

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Rethinking the Role of the Quality Assurance (QA) Team

I had the opportunity in my career to create a quality assurance (QA) team from scratch for a small software development company. Prior to this, developers and project managers would do all the testing. After petitioning for quite some time that this was not the best approach to ensuring quality, I was finally given the […]

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eCommerce QA Testing: 5 Small Strategies for Big Quality Impact

Testing an eCommerce website before it launches is an important part of ensuring its success. Standard quality assurance (QA) processes include requirements gathering, developing test plans, executing test plans, etc., but incorporating these five strategies into your testing approach can produce big positive quality impacts without a lot of extra time or effort. 1. Require […]

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Using Caching Technology to Boost eCommerce Business

Caching is technology that enhances the performance of websites—making them load faster when compared to a traditional server without caching. When used correctly and as per application need, caching can reduce the load on the server, which results in lower server resource consumption. Some Background on the Need for Caching RAM is an important aspect […]

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Perficient Digital Brings Home Three DotCOMM Awards

Perficient Digital’s website design and development work continues to earn industry recognition, most recently in the form of three DotCOMM Award wins. The websites we created for Gallagher Way, Marquee Sports & Entertainment, and CURT Manufacturing earned two Platinum awards and a Gold award, respectively. Our Perficient Digital Labs team designed and developed the award-winning […]

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Solved with CSS: Image Captions Done Right

There is a problem with the default styling of the figure caption (figcaption) element that is intrinsic to the way HTML and CSS work on their simplest level.  Elements don’t know or care about the other elements around them; they behave in their own way, no matter what content comes before or after them.  Let’s […]

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MSSQL Replication With Read Intent

My team recently had a requirement in one of our Windows projects where the development team wanted to offload the website’s read request load from the database server, which can be done only if there is another database server to take the read request load on. To accomplish this, I had to configure database replication […]

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