ANGULAR: 3 Development Patterns of Angular Universal. While Angular is a powerful way to build web apps, developers have long known its limitations with SEO and accessibility. Sure, Google’s crawler can execute JavaScript, but it’s not the only crawler in the game. For example, after posting a link to Slack, its crawler will pull down a preview, but it doesn’t execute JavaScript, so the raw Angular HTML templates show up in the preview. To eliminate the trouble this causes, Jeff Whelpley and Patrick Stapleton have worked on Angular Universal that allows the rendering to happen on the server. Read more

JAVASCRIPT: What JavaScript Means for Ecommerce Merchants. Web developers use three core tools when building ecommerce sites: HTML for content and organization, CSS for the design and presentation, and JavaScript for the interaction with backend servers. Using JavaScript, merchants can engage their visitors. Read the rest

VISUAL STUDIO: C#/XAML for HTML5 Beta 8 Released. The free Visual Studio extension that allows developers to build HTML5 applications using C# or XAML has hit beta version 8 on its way to general availability. Find out more

JAVA: A Warning About Overloading Methods in Java. Autoboxing and method overloading can be useful when building a Java app. But sometimes these features can cause confusion, improper outputs, or errors, if not handled carefully. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems April 2016

IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.

BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.


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