Using Agile

How did we help one of our clients move from a traditional waterfall development process to agile? Read on. In 2010, we began our journey with Agile in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), initiating with Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS). Emphasizing iterative development, projects adopted a hybrid model where each iteration was rigorously reviewed … Read more

Brandon Savage: Hating Old Code Is a Sign Of Growth

Hating old code is a sign of growth. Note: Brandon Savage is a PHP developer whose newsletter “Modernization Tips in under 100 words” holds a wealth of ideas for developers of all stripes. From time to time, I repeat some of these here, attributed to Brandon, of course.  In late 2021 I took a hard … Read more

Virtual FoxFest 2021

You can’t keep a good conference down. Virtual FoxFest is 1/3rd in, having started on October 14th. While you will be able to see some of the sessions online, there’s nothing quite like using the virtual session switcher available in The Hopin experience. It’s also staggered so you can choose which days you want to … Read more

Canadian Heritage – Update, Improve and Excel

Mr. MacNeill provided development and support for the latest versions of the Tax Credit Online System, also known as GCBO, starting in the fall of 2015 to its most recent version in 2021, delivering enhanced usability and client-side performance for online applications. Mr. MacNeill has been one of the lead architects behind the new web-based version for … Read more

Always Be Releasing

In reviewing older posts, I came across this little gem that is particularly relevant to development today. The succinct message? Burnout looms when we aren’t releasing regularly. A client of mine recently embraced agile methodologies like iterative development. Initially, we had three-week sprints. However, feedback from the testing team prompted a shift to more frequent, … Read more


AKSEL operates on a clear principle: Deliver precise solutions efficiently. In a world where companies often invest heavily in consultants that tend to prolong their stay, amassing hours without effectively addressing core issues, we differentiate ourselves. While understanding the project scope is crucial, we recognize that many businesses already pinpoint their challenges or have envisioned … Read more

5 Great Reasons to attend Virtual FoxFest

What’s coming up? Virtual FoxFest is coming up soon (sessions start October 14th). Like last year, the conference is entirely virtual yet includes great breakdown rooms and sessions to add that nice one-on-one feel that you get in person. It’s also staggered so you can choose which days you want to attend – October 14th, … Read more

Twenty Is Myth Anil Dash has written a post of remembrance every year since September 11th, 2001 (yes, on the day). His blog has lots of other great things on it – but the ONE post I always look for is his post. We were away at DevCon in San Diego that day. I was up early … Read more

Why the js/ts Visual Studio Experience is a welcome addition and what it needs more The promise noted in this announcement sounds very exciting. Sure, you can do most of this already with VS Code – but encouraging this type of development directly in Visual Studio is awesome. The one thing I would like to see is built-in support for Cypress – my e2e testing tool of choice. (Https:// … Read more

Why You Need a New Error Handler

Error handling is an integral part of application development. Unless you are like myself and never release code with bugs 🙂 , the need for clients to tell you what's wrong is important. I've seen a number of error handlers in the past, dating all the way back to Pat Adam's famous FP2ERROR routine (back … Read more