BHW Group Blog

December 3 2013
Paul Francis / Mobile
Plants Vs Zombies engagement example

Businesses who have developed, promoted, or designed a mobile app know just how difficult it is to get downloads. Some companies have spent countless hours and thousands of dollars for a small number of installs in hopes of their app “going viral” and becoming popular.

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November 25 2013
Jason Gray / Development
unified search using Lucene

One of our clients provides an information-rich website for their customers, containing business data from multiple sources.  Like all companies, our client wants to make their content easily accessible for their website users; however, without a unified search for business data strategy our client could only provide search for a small portion of their data.

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November 13 2013
Paul Francis / Mobile
geofence in mobile apps

Geofencing is a popular option for modern mobile applications.  The concept of a geofence is simple; draw a virtual boundary around a point on a map, like a fence around a yard, which can then monitor when a mobile device crosses the boundary.

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November 4 2013
Brett Burnett / Development
asp.net mvc

In our last article we described the Service and Presentation layer choices in our ASP.Net MVC application template.  In our fourth and final article on ASP.Net MVC Principles, we discuss BHW's Visual Studio project template and how it helps us quickly start projects with a great foundation.  We also discuss when to apply the template and some of the value the template brings to our projects.

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October 30 2013
Paul Francis / Process
Visual Studio Project Template

Often when beginning a new project, a developer must choose between starting a new project from scratch or copying an existing project. Neither of these options is ideal.

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October 30 2013
Brett Burnett / Development

In parts one and two of our four part series on ASP.Net MVC Principles we discussed the object oriented design concepts behind our application template.  We also discussed Dependency Injection and how our application template is divided into three layers, Data Access Layer, Services Layer, and Presentation Layer. We described the Data Access Layer in the last article.  In this article we will describe our services and presentation layers.

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October 29 2013
Brett Burnett / Development
asp.net mvc lifecycle

In our first article we explained the object oriented design patterns behind our ASP.NET MVC Principles.  Here we explain how our MVC projects are divided into different abstraction layers and how those layers interact via Dependency Injection.

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October 28 2013
Paul Francis / Process
E-mail Bug History

Software projects include numerous stakeholders who have to collaborate to successfully launch a project. The bug tracking, correction, and validation process is usually the project phase that requires input from the greatest number of these shareholders. This process is made more difficult by the complexity of bug reports themselves.

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