Dynamic Images and Performance Implications

posted on 05/07/12 at 11:03:14 am by Joel Ross

When we first started writing Tourneytopia, we made a lot of decisions without really thinking about the performance implications. The choices we made were fine for the time, but as we grew, we noticed slowdowns and eliminated them as they cropped up.… more »

Categories: Develomatic, Development, C#


Running Migrations At Application Startup

posted on 04/10/12 at 06:57:19 pm by Joel Ross

Over the last year, I've been doing a lot of work on Pay It Square and Tourneytopia lately. We're building new features, iterating on existing features, and fixing bugs at a fairly rapid pace. As a result, we've been deploying new code quite a bit. Ch… more »

Categories: Develomatic, Development, C#


Develomatic Featured As Startup of the Day

posted on 03/02/09 at 10:55:16 pm by Joel Ross

If you follow me on twitter, you may have picked up a few months ago that Develomatic had joined the BizSpark program. It's a great opportunity for us to get help to us grow our business through free software and support from Microsoft. What we didn't… more »

Categories: Develomatic


5th Annual Accenture Match Play Contest

posted on 02/23/09 at 07:57:02 pm by Joel Ross

That's right. For the 5th year in a row, Develomatic is running a contest to see who can make the best picks for the Accenture Match Play tournament that starts this Wednesday. As is custom, we're giving away a $25 Best Buy gift card, so if you're intere… more »

Categories: Develomatic, Just For Fun


User Defined Functions and NHibernate

posted on 02/22/09 at 10:11:00 pm by Joel Ross

At TrackAbout, where I've been working for a few months now, our database has a lot of user defined functions in it. This past week, one of my tasks involved using one of these functions in conjunction with an NHibernate object. There's a couple of wa… more »

Categories: Develomatic, C#


Grand Rapids Tech Lunch Recap

posted on 12/03/08 at 10:35:56 pm by Joel Ross

This past Monday, we had our 7th GR Tech Lunch, and had some great guests: Ben Gott and Rick DeVos. They both did a great job, and we had our biggest turnout since we started. I didn't count, but we had somewhere between 30 and 40 people. Ben and Rick… more »

Categories: Develomatic, GR Tech Lunch


Performance Tweaks For Your Cache

posted on 06/13/08 at 08:00:00 pm by Joel Ross

Over the past few weeks, I've been dealing with a performance issue on Tourneytopia. The site has been working as expected, but it's been a bit slower than I think is acceptable. So we decided to take a look and see if there's a better way to do things t… more »

Categories: Develomatic, Development, C#


1st Annual RossCode.com March Madness Pool Contest

posted on 03/16/08 at 11:17:19 pm by Joel Ross

For the first time, I'm actually going to step back and enjoy myself during the March Madness tournament this year, and host my own pool. I'm inviting readers of my blog (that's you!) and the people I know on Twitter. And anyone else I can think to invit… more »

Categories: Develomatic, Personal


Protecting Yourself Through LLCs

posted on 03/10/08 at 10:07:04 pm by Joel Ross

As part of our recent transition from Tourney Logic to Develomatic, LLC, we've learned a few things about how to set up businesses. Some of them are worth sharing! To start with, let me state that I'm not a lawyer, so if you're in this situation and wo… more »

Categories: General, Develomatic


2008 Accenture Match Play Golf Bracketology Contest

posted on 02/18/08 at 05:23:14 pm by Joel Ross

Develomatic, LLC is running the 4th annual Accenture Match Play Golf Bracketology Contest, and once again, we are giving away a $25 Best Buy gift card to whoever makes the best picks. We've added a few new features, but most of them are admin-focused,… more »

Categories: Sports, Develomatic


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