Enabling Data-Driven Decision-Making with Crosby Hops

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Crosby Hops is a fifth-generation Oregon family business with roots dating back to 1900. Crosby supplies some of the most famous craft-breweries in America—they are fanatical about producing, sourcing, and processing the best hops on the planet. Craft breweries have experienced a huge boom in the last 20 years. From 2006 to 2018 the number […]

US Coronavirus Data Tracker

Along with the rest of the world, we have been closely watching and feeling the impacts of COVID-19. Stress and emotions are running high, and at times like this, we like to go back to the data. We have distilled the situation here in the United States down to simple metrics outlining the impacts of […]

CSG’s Manufacturing Operations Data Solutions Specialty

CSG has served many manufacturing clients over the years, but since early 2017 we have expanded our work with production data systems, applying Power BI and cloud databases in interesting new ways. For example, we have been developing an increasing array of application archetypes that support Lean continuous improvement, which typically requires broader deployment of […]

Move Over Promises – Async/Await Is Here

JavaScript developers have suffered long enough. The wait for asynchronous functions is over. Here’s what you need to know to use the new feature today. Really Good Browser Support While not all browsers support Async/Await (async functions), current versions of major browsers are ready for your next generation JavaScript. But, If you are in need of supporting […]

Looking Forward to Software Development in 2017

As an application developer, 2016 has treated me well. The year brought us new technology and platforms allowing our team to rapidly create software at a faster pace and with greater ease than ever before. 2017 is going to be a great year and here’s why. The Azure Platform Azure has matured over the years. […]

Enable IntelliSense in JavaScript

Some developers rely heavily on intelligent code completion for their development workflow. If you’re developing outside of a powerful IDE like Visual Studio, you may only be aware of “smart” code completion. Because JavaScript is loosely typed and many JavaScript developers don’t mind monkey patching where needed, you may not know what Micorosoft’s IntelliSense brings to the table. A […]

Power BI: What We’re Reading

In this week’s round-up of Power BI related articles: Mobile Reports, Analyzing Events in DAX, Power Pivot, Simple Filter with DAX Measures, and Reference Queries and Caching in Power BI and Power Query. Why Mobile Reports and Power BI Reports aren’t a zero sum decision in SQL Server Reporting Services There are two questions I’ve […]

Power BI: What We’re Reading

This week we found some great Power BI articles. Topics include PowerApps, Flow, Calculated Table, Visualizations, and Azure Analysis Services. Microsoft PowerApps Now Available We introduced the public preview of PowerApps in April 2016. In the six months since, over 124,000 users from 46,000 organizations in 143 countries have created web and mobile apps using […]

Power BI: What We’re Reading

This is the first in a series of weekly digest posts to share what we’ve been reading about Power BI from around the internet. Topics this week include SQL Server Reporting, Admin Roles, Advanced Analytics, and DAX Studio. Announcing Azure Analysis Services preview We are pleased to announce the public preview of Microsoft Azure Analysis Services, the […]

Why I Love TypeScript 2.0 And You Should Too

JavaScript has been a tremendous tool for front-end developers over the past 20 years. And with NodeJS we can leverage this powerful scripting language in new ways and on both ends of the wire. However, the more our applications are dependent on a dynamic language like JavaScript they become exponentially more fragile. TypeScript allows the […]

Task and Async: Magically Wrapping Returned Objects into Tasks

References Task Async Await Like many developers working with Microsoft’s MVC platform, we have frequently leveraged the trio of C# language features, Task, await and async, to help improve performance of long running, I/O blocking processes in our Controller actions and Repositories. When working with many different languages, platforms and third party tools in a […]