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11/20

2018

TL;DR; IE… it’s IE. JavaScript, specifically most things >ECMAScript 5 (ES5), has a major anchor in the business application development sector.  Here we are, about to complete 2018, and we’re still being denied access to all the great new features. At the time of writing, Internet Explorer still has nearly a 10% market share on […]

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08/07

2018

The Antares team works with clients from a vast array of industries, from public to private entities, ranging from small businesses to large corporate environments. Regardless of the client or project size, one of our consistent priorities is to integrate their current business processes or workflows into a new solution. Leveraging proven processes seems logical, […]

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07/12

2018

This post is a compilation of the (sometimes hard-learned) lessons we experienced while migrating from MSSQL to ElasticSearch in C# using the NEST client.  The intent is to help others recognize potential pitfalls and traps during their migration. Antares maintains a publicly searchable database of about 100 million records. It was originally developed using MSSQL […]

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05/31

2018

New regulations in the Payment Card Industry (PCI) dictate that online and e-commerce companies must migrate to more secure encryption protocols designed to reduce the risk of data breach. Companies must disable SSL/early TLS in favor of the newer, more secure encryption protocols by June 30, 2018. Unfortunately, many organizations may not be aware of […]

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05/04

2018

Everything was like clockwork, until SSMS presented a new challenge concerning a local script file: ‘File is too large to open’. From time to time, Antares is asked to migrate a database or databases to different servers for a variety of reasons. Recently, the A-Team was approached to migrate an instance of a database to […]

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03/16

2018

Recently, I read an article that tried to answer this same question.  Their answer to “Do you need side projects?” was No.  The whole article was devoted to explaining why. I’d like to address this question myself. As a developer, do you need to have side projects?  No.   Hang on!  Stay with me!  You don’t really have […]

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12/15

2017

MSBUILD : error MSB1008 At Antares, the development team has a standard process when applying updates to solutions which helps ensure our build and deployments of source code remains efficient. After performing such an update earlier this week, and once committing the source code to our code repository for safe keeping and project management needs, […]

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12/08

2017

Visual Studio 15.4.2 – Package restore failed. Rolling back package changes for ‘Antares.Shared’. Earlier this week, after opening a pre-2.0.0 netcoreapp project to apply enhancements based on client feedback, one could not miss a glaring new issue: Package restore failed. Timing of essence, this particular solution was updated last week (November 2, 2017) and pushed through […]

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11/30

2017

By Kyle Manuel NLightTemplate Version 1.0.2 (current version as of this post) Full source on github released under the MIT License.  A lightweight string template renderer for .NET Framework, .NET Standard or .NET Core. TLDR; NLightTemplate was born out of a recurring need (and subsequent fractured code bases) for server-side rendered, user-defined templates. Our research and testing of […]

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11/14

2017

By Daniel Sauer Backup failed for Server ‘ANT-‘. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) A straight forward task; yet, here we are. As this was certainly not planned to be a series of events while maintaining a single database in development, the A-Team plans for risks in essentially every task that we are assigned. Overcoming a previously solved issue: Shrink failed for Database […]

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