What to do when Excel and Access become Mission Critical

Excel spreadsheets and Access databases are a popular tool for small to medium sized businesses in need of a productivity boost.  It is not surprising as these tools are readily available, flexible and easy to learn.  Although …
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Mobile Health Apps and Apple’s HealthKit

We love technology at SOLTECH.  It should come as no surprise that our office has been discussing and debating health-related technology devices for months.  Several team members have adopted FitBit and compete against each other …
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Looking for Mobile Development Nirvana with Xamarin

A Product Manager’s Dilemma As many product managers and start-ups have come to realize, when you decide to build a mobile app, you are immediately faced with a tough decision.  Each mobile app platform (iOS, …
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Customizing Entity Framework Queries

Returning Entity Types from a Stored Procedure In the course of developing transactional applications, we often hear developers grumble about the limitations of Entity Framework, or the difficulty in using LINQ to create complex queries. …
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Iron Sharpening Iron – SOLTECH & The Iron Yard March 2015 Hackathon

This past weekend as our clocks “sprung-forward”, 34 budding software developers lept into serious, around the clock action.  The students from@TheIronYard were competing in a software engineering contest to create the coolest web and mobile applications based on …
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4 Tools – A Project Manager’s Best Friend

As a Project Manager (or PM), organization is key to running a successful web or mobile application project. With multiple projects on your plate, it is ideal to have a receptionist, an assistant and an …
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