Devs & Admins

Modifying Mono

My Adventures in Open Source As a senior developer at Exago, my work usually consists of developing innovative enhancements, collaborating with various team members, addressing issues in the product, and assisting on support calls, in addition to a number of other tasks that seem to compound daily. One of the…
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Data Talks With Exago

Bitemporal Data

Data Talks is Exago's podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we talk to Christopher Fabri and Exago senior software engineer Richard Mohrmann, both formerly of Merrill Lynch, about bitemporal data modelling—what it is, why it’s such a valuable recordkeeping method, and why we don’t see more of it at the...
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How to Get Sloths Out of Your Steiner Tree

Back in school, a professor put on a demonstration that has stuck with me over the years. He put two computers side by side: one a 12-year-old brick of a laptop and the other a brand new MacBook. Both were tasked with the same set of sorting problems. With the smaller problems, the race was...
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Tracking Automated Testing Coverage

Tracking Automated Testing Coverage

So you’ve made the leap to automated testing. You saw the writing on the wall and realized QA would soon be physically incapable of testing 100% of the product manually, so you initiated a test-writing spree, and now you want to know how those automated tests have impacted your product quality. This is where things...
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Product Development Team Tips

Four Tips for Keeping Your Product Development Teams in Sync

Interdepartmental relations are often one of the first virtues to suffer as a software company scales, which in turn affects the overall quality of the product. Clear and consistent communication and collaboration are crucial to maintaining a viable product--especially across the departments responsible for product development. Each department from Support to Development plays a critical...
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Five Important Questions Exago Monitoring Can Answer

We understand that the SaaS companies who embed Exago BI into their applications are like new parents: they want to know everything there is to know about this new and very important system they’ve become responsible for maintaining. Is it scaling well? Is it getting good engagement? Do people on social media think it’s cute??...
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Managing Users’ Performance Expectations

Performance & Scaling This is the fifth and final installment of our Performance & Scaling series, a collection of blog posts and technical articles on improving the speed and efficiency of your Exago BI environment. Last month, we reviewed how to optimize your configuration. This month, we culminate with a discussion of what remains after...
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Data Talks With Exago

Inside B2B Tech Support

Data Talks, Episode 4 Data Talks is Exago's podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, Exago Support Manager Jeff Kalpakis talks shop with Zendesk Senior Advocate Manager Brian Harris, exploring such topics as team structure, internal communication, and what to do about those pie-in-the-sky enhancement requests.   Timestamps Segment 1: Methodology...
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Fifteen Admin-Level Questions to Ask on a BI Demo

When BI industry expert Kevin Smith appeared on Data Talks last month, I asked him the same thing I ask all my guests: what do you now know about buying BI that you wish you’d known [...]
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Optimizing Your Application Configuration

Performance & Scaling This is the fourth installment of our Performance & Scaling series, a collection of blog posts and technical articles on improving the speed and efficiency of your Exago BI environment. Last month, we reviewed how to optimize your application architecture. This month, we’ll narrow our focus and look at how configuration settings...
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