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11/20

2018
JavaScript

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
Elasticsearch-Logo

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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