KeyLogic Blog

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  • Resume

    There is no such thing as the “Perfect Candidate”

    Dec 05, 2013
    If I had a dime for every time I heard “Find me the perfect candidate” or “I’m looking for the perfect candidate”, I’d be a rich man. When I got into recruiting 8 years ago, as a third party recruiter, I was taught from the very beginning that there is no such thing as the perfect candidate. It was hammered into my brain that you absolutely cannot make a candidate fit into a role/position.
  • Frustrated Assembly

    Keep the Peace With Well-Written User Guides

    Dec 03, 2013
    User guides explain how to do something, whether it is how to download a software program, perform a business task, or assemble a desk. They should be simple and easy to follow, and should never, ever be vague enough to cause a public disturbance worthy of a police investigation.
  • Game Start

    DevExpress and ASP.NET MVC – Getting Started

    Nov 27, 2013
    When we first started working in ASP.NET MVC, we had little to no experience. Along the way, we ran into a few headaches when trying to implement ASP.NET MVC with the DevExpress UI controls. This blog is meant to shed some light on a couple of our initial issues, and what we did to fix them.
  • Sharepoint Logo

    SharePoint Development – Getting Started with Accessing List Data

    Nov 26, 2013
    The SharePoint API, and the whole SharePoint Platform for that matter, often boasts its “multiple ways to do things” capabilities. While this helps to simplify the somewhat large development learning curve, developers often pick an API method to use and stick with it without ever considering other approaches. This simple article should help any developer starting out with the best approaches when it comes to accessing list data.
  • Comma

    The Oxford Comma Debate

    Nov 14, 2013
    Many people have no idea what the Oxford comma is, but likely have opinions on whether or not it should be used. What exactly is the Oxford comma? It is punctuation mark so trendy that a hipster band (Vampire Weekend) wrote a song about it. The Oxford comma also has a staggering 32,000+ likes on Facebook.
  • aspnetmvc

    How to use JSON with MVC to create easy to use Controller Actions

    Nov 13, 2013
    The readers of this blog should have a basic understanding of software development using ASP.NET MVC 3 and be aware of JSON at least on a concept level. This post discusses how to use JSON with MVC to create easy to use Controller Actions along with generic JavaScript functions that will increase development speed and efficiency.
  • Building Energy Modeling

    How do I go about modeling my building energy use? What software is available to me?

    Nov 12, 2013
    With a heightened public awareness and an increased focus on global climate change issues (reduce carbon emissions) here in the United States and rising energy utility costs more building design professionals are relying on energy based computer simulated modeling programs to sharpen and fine-tune their overall building designs. Many of the commercial building owners in today’s marketplace are requiring that their design professionals build to higher energy efficiency and building standards.
  • Technical Writer

    Technically Speaking: What Sets Technical Writers Apart from Other Writers

    Nov 06, 2013
    From Mad Men to Nashville to House of Cards, portrayals of writers abound in the media. Technical writers, however, are rarely the subject of TV shows—or movies or books, for that matter—and it can be hard to imagine what exactly it is they do. So, how do technical writers differ from writers in general?
  • Corporate Presentation

    Why Should I Use KeyLogic?

    Nov 05, 2013
    The Federal Government often has a problem differentiating any one contractor’s characteristics, capabilities, and proposals from another. This effect, sometimes referred to by Federal leaders as ‘a vast sameness’, means that proposals for projects are often thought of as commodity bids – one solution is equally as good as another. This can result in more acquisitions becoming price shoot-outs; if all the companies are the same, why not simply award to the lowest price?
  • Confused Business Leader

    Setting Expectations: How a RACI Matrix Can Help Your Program

    Oct 30, 2013
    Documenting the parties who are responsible, accountable, consulted and informed is a standard way of establishing the lines of authority across each task within a program. A recommended way to document this is in a matrix format; the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) calls this either a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) or Responsibility, Accountability, Consulted, Informed Matrix (RACI).