Posted on 16.06.2017

ERNI Technology Post Nr. 59: Pragmatic Requirements Documentation

The Agile Manifesto values «working software over comprehensive documentation». While having running software is obviously better than having a perfectly documented yet unimplemented system, the Agile Manifesto does not require having no documentation at all. Thus, the challenge is to document what is required without gold-plating. Know your audience We need to know who is... mehr ›
Posted on 06.03.2017

ERNI Technology Post Nr. 58: The Business Analyst’s Role in Business Process Management

Abstract What Business Analysts (BAs) do nowadays varies by the size and type of company and the line of business the position reports to – IT or Business. Moreover, within organisations, employees performing business analysis tasks have various job titles – Business System Analyst, Data Analyst, Management Consultant, Process Analyst or Requirements Engineer, just to name a... mehr ›
Posted on 12.12.2016

ERNI Technology Post Nr. 57: .NET Core – open for extension, open for modification

Open sourcing Microsoft .NET was definitely the biggest IT news of 2015. And in 2016, the experience of open source .NET became a reality, representing an opportunity for many projects. .NET Core .NET Core is a general purpose development platform maintained by Microsoft and the .NET community as an open source project at GitHub. It extends the success of .NET to multiple pla... mehr ›
Posted on 28.09.2016

ERNI Technology Post Nr. 56: Reality beyond the screen with Microsoft Hololens

Improving reality with Microsoft HoloLens Microsoft HoloLens is a brand new kind of device that allows us to create Mixed Reality experiences. While Virtual Reality completely occludes our real world with a computer-generated one and Augmented Reality adds computer information on top of our reality, Mixed Reality is able to “know” the environment and create interactions betwe... mehr ›
Posted on 13.06.2016

ERNI Technology Post Nr. 55: Digital Innovation: LEARN, MEASURE and then BUILD

The future isn’t coming. It is already here… it just isn't evenly distributed… yet! The business world is being hit with a wave of changes and technical advances that are quickly forcing many changes. Digital Transformation is an umbrella term that attempt to capture these initiatives. Digital Industry, Digital Marketing, Digital Banking, Digital Everything! So the biggest qu... mehr ›
Posted on 21.03.2016

ERNI Technology Post Nr. 54: AngularJS: A complete client-side solution for ERNI Info App

What is ERNI Info App? The Info App is a web application optimised for mobile devices that provides employees with access to information about their company and their work environment while on the move. This information is typical of what would be represented on a company intranet. The Info App serves as a central hub, directing employees to use internal applications, media o... mehr ›
Posted on 24.11.2015

ERNI Technology Post Nr. 53: Semantic logging: Log what you mean

Tracing, an essential part of software applications, demands a solid logging strategy. This TechLetter describes what aspects of logging are needed to have a beneficial impact on software quality. Why do these applications exist? Applications exist to provide value for their users. We often narrow the term "users" to end users. Users are all entities interacting with the appl... mehr ›
Posted on 29.09.2015

ERNI Technology Post Nr. 52: Using Docker for Continuous Delivery

Docker is an open platform for developers to build, ship and run distributed applications. Delivering such applications in lightweight containers brings robustness, predictability and repeatability to environments, from the developer’s desktop, to continuous integration, to production. In the last couple of years, we have seen staggering growth with big companies such as Goog... mehr ›
Posted on 25.06.2015

ERNI Technology Post Nr. 51: Using Appium for performance testing of a mobile app

This article is focused on the test approach chosen for initial performance testing of the ERNI Info application. It describes the goal of the test as well as the technologies used. Short introduction to the ERNI Info application. The App should help ERNI employees gain access to critical information about the company and work environment on the move, while mirroring internal... mehr ›
Posted on 20.03.2015

ERNI Technology Post Nr. 50: Using log4Net in .NET projects

Probably every Software developer has used logging in some way during his career and also knows how to use one of the many frameworks to write messages into a log. But just because someone can write a log message does not mean that he knows how to use a logging framework. In fact I’ve worked on several projects where a logging framework was used but actually did not yield a l... mehr ›