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Month: July 2014

How to Create ViewSets in PTC Integrity

How to Create ViewSets in PTC Integrity

Within PTC Integrity, a viewSet is a collection of views that persist each time the user opens and closes the PTC Integrity Client. Integrity offers the ability for administrators to pre-configure viewSets for distribution throughout their local user communities....

My Arsenal of Product Development Tools

My Arsenal of Product Development Tools

There are so many tools that are available to help make the process of coding more efficient, less time consuming, and overall a better experience. There are a number of tools / configuration settings I utilize in my environment to help make my overall coding /...

5 Reasons You Want Your PLM in the Cloud

5 Reasons You Want Your PLM in the Cloud

Put it in the cloud. You’ve heard this catch phrase over and over again, more so in recent years with the proliferation of online technologies and services. As more and more PLM software vendors choose to move their application to the cloud, should you consider moving...

Software Development Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 2

Software Development Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 2

In this installment of my three part software engineering best practices series on code reviews (read part one here), we will look at how to make code reviews successful. Code reviews are one of the most effective software engineering best practices you can adopt to...

Modern Medical Device Design in the IoT Era

Modern Medical Device Design in the IoT Era

In the past, medical device design focused on a standalone unit or a group of a couple devices that worked together. While that was a great idea, the number of compatibility issues that could occur also blocked connectivity to other devices. With the stream of new...

5 Continuous Integration Best Practices to Consider

5 Continuous Integration Best Practices to Consider

This week we would like to have a look at some continuous integration best practices. The list presented here is not exhaustive, and was inspired by a larger post on the topic at:  http://www.thoughtworks.com/continuous-integration Our purpose is to expand on some of...

Infrastructure Systems: Cloud, Hybrid, and IPv6

Infrastructure Systems: Cloud, Hybrid, and IPv6

I recently returned from TechEd North America 2014, which was in Houston, TX this year. There were hundreds of vendors and around 10,000 attendees. One of the hottest topics this year was the topic of Cloud – what does it mean for the enterprise and how does it affect...

Software Engineering Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 1

Software Engineering Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 1

This article is going to be the first in a three-part software engineering best practices series on code reviews. Here, we will focus on what a code review is and why it’s an integral part of a mature software development lifecycle (SDLC) process. In the following...