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Remote Assist Deployment – Be Prepared for Success 

Microsoft’s Remote Assist (RA) application is a powerful tool, allowing experts to remotely provide support, feedback, mentorship, and training. It is currently being used in a variety of fields including Manufacturing, Construction, and Medicine. Having helped with deployments of Remote Assist across multiple industries, SphereGen has found several hurdles that should be addressed within the planning stage. By preparing ahead of time and keeping these hurdles in mind, you can be…

Read more

RPA in Healthcare Comparison – UiPath and Olive

Healthcare spends over 40 billion dollars in technology every year. Much of that money is spent replacing existing systems and enhancing the current infrastructure. Implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is different. RPA can be layered over existing platforms making it a cost-effective delivery solution for business owners, while also being championed by IT. The beauty of…

Read more

Finding The Right Kind of Mobile Application for You

When considering Mobile Application development, it is important to be familiar with the three different options available. The three types of Mobile Applications – Native Apps, Hybrid Apps, and Responsive Web Apps. Here, we will be breaking down some of the pros and cons of each type of app. At the end of this blog, you will find a chart of all the valuable information.   Native Apps A Native application means the application…

Read more

Remote Assist and Working From Home

A lot has been written about WFH (working from home) recently. We wanted to share what our clients are experiencing and how they have overcome an almost intractable problem, providing hands-on services in the remote, WFH environment we find ourselves in with Remote Assist. “Remote Assist” is a term used for a suite of applications…

Read more

Microsoft Dynamics Guides: Best Practices

Microsoft’s Dynamics Guides is a useful tool to provide visual and audio aides for step by step instructions and hands-on training.  Using the Hololens 2, Guides displays holograms, images, text, and video to achieve effective, interactive training manuals. Creating a Guide is easy and intuitive. We’ve written some best practices to help you create Guides…

Read more

HoloLens 2 User Experience Improvements

Improved User Experience on the HoloLens2  The HoloLens 2 has made several improvements in user experience and capabilities over its predecessor. I am going to cover a few improvements where the user will experience the largest benefits of HoloLens 2. Comfort   Although the first HoloLens headset (HL1) was groundbreaking in many ways, the actual hardware did come with some problems. Sacrifices were made, especially in the…

Read more

Part2 – Issues and challenges After migration of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

In Part-1, SSRS migration steps have been discussed. Many congratulations for SSRS migration but migration journey is not yet over. SSRS migration opens door for new issue and challenges due to feature update but also it welcomes new feature that comes with newer version of SSRS. Below mentioned all problem statements are related to migration…

Read more

PART 1 – Migration of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services to New Server

One of our client was using SSRS2008R2 (Native Mode) and they decided to upgrade to SSRS2017. There are two methods available that can fulfil this upgrade. One by using some scripting and another one by physically moving ReportServer database to the new server. Physically moving ReportServer database to the new server is a recommended method…

Read more

Why Wait? Hit the Ground Running with HoloLens 2!

Microsoft’s second-generation mixed reality headset, the Hololens 2, was announced back in March of this year with a release slated for the end of 2019. The new device introduces features that will allow for innovative solutions across a variety of industries including construction, medicine, manufacturing, and education. These features include the same spatial understanding that…

Read more

Why is RPA More Scalable and Flexible than Other Types of Process Automation?

When our team started down the path of exploring RPA, one of the first questions that came up was “how is this different from other forms of Process Automation?” That’s a valid question. The general consensus of the industry is that RPA falls under the umbrella of Business Process Automation (BPA). The target goals of…

Read more

Automated Regression Testing – Quality Is Not an Act, It Is A Habit

With the software development lifecycle becoming more complicated by the day, and increasing demand for the delivery of the project, testers need to provide feedback and evaluations instantly to the development teams. Releases that used to happen once a month, now occur weekly and updates are imposed on almost every other day. After every build,…

Read more

Microsoft Power BI Introduction and Architecture

Click Here to learn how we can help with PowerBI With the explosion of data in the last few years, organizations want to analyze their data from different perspectives and want to understand their scattered data with meaningful information in lesser time. To address that, business analysts require new trends and analytical approaches that can…

Read more

NoSQL Fundamentals

A NoSQL (Not Only SQL) database, referring to a “non SQL” or “non-relational” database, provides a mechanism for storage and retrieval of data that is modeled in means other than the tabular relations used in relational databases. NoSQL databases are increasingly used in big data and real-time web applications. NoSQL systems are also sometimes called…

Read more

Blockchain Technology Basics

What is Blockchain Technology? Blockchain is a technology that allows data to be stored and exchanged on a peer-to-peer (P2P) basis. Structurally, blockchain data can be consulted, shared and secured thanks to consensus-based algorithms. It is used in a decentralized manner and removes the need for intermediaries, or “trusted third parties” In simple words Blockchain…

Read more

When to Use .NET Core Over .NET Framework for Building Server-Side Applications

ASP.NET is a popular web-development framework for building web apps on the .NET platform. There are two supported implementations for building server-side applications with .NET: .NET Framework and .NET Core.  This blog is our takeaway from a Microsoft article (link provided at the bottom of this blog) and will provide guidance on when to choose…

Read more

C# 6 Features in Unity 2018 – What SphereGen is Excited For

In Unity 2017 C# 6 was included as an experimental feature. Now in 2018 Unity has default support for C# 6, and I’m looking forward to taking advantage of these long-awaited features. I like any changes that allow for cleaner, easier to read code and this update delivers exactly that. Here are the features I’m most looking forward to using. Below…

Read more

CREC Academy of Science and Innovation 360 VR tour

The CREC Academy of Science and Innovation asked SphereGen to develop a solution to help drive more interest in their school and appeal to a wider, more diverse audience of potential students. We did this by creating an interesting, memorable experience that was easily accessible without needing to be onsite at the CREC facility. The…

Read more

Application Modernization with Azure

Application Modernization with Azure Our client processes thousands of background checks monthly for employers. They were using an application to automate this process. Unfortunately, the existing background checking application had poor performance and was unscalable. By migrating this application to Azure, SphereGen was able to lower recurring costs for the client and solve the above…

Read more

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Now a days we hear biz words Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence in our day to day life. Basically Natural Language Processing (NLP) refer Artificial Intelligence (AI) which allows computers to communicate with natural language human use. Most of the clients from Healthcare, Finance, and Marketing etc. are moving towards to design and develop…

Read more

SIIM 2018 Annual Meeting At Gaylord National Resort | May 31- June 2, 2018

INNOVATE. EDUCATE. COLLABORATE. The SIIM Annual Meeting will focus on the issues most relevant to today’s enterprise imaging informatics and provide exclusive access to thought leaders and meaningful content. Attendees will collaborate with professionals across the enterprise to develop strategies, discover real-world solutions, takeaway tools and templates, as well as innovative practices, essential for achieving…

Read more

Unity, the HoloLens, and Multiple Cameras:

A Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality device allows for guided viewing in a controlled environment; the enhanced capabilities of the user experience can make it ideal for eye related solutions. When working on developing a solution, you may come across an issue when trying to render objects to one of the user’s eyes. Normally, players…

Read more

Mixed Reality Climate Change Hackathon

  On the weekend of February 9th, members of the SphereGen Mixed Reality Development Studio attended and mentored/assisted at Yale University’s Mixed Reality Hackathon. Members of the team in attendance specialized in Unity Development and Art Asset Creation. SphereGen works with HoloLens and other Mixed reality devices daily, so we hoped our experience and knowledge…

Read more

Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner Program – HoloLens Studio New Haven CT

About one year ago, SphereGen Technologies opened a HoloLens studio. Initially, our hope in building our mixed reality team was to create amazing Mixed Reality experiences. Throughout the past year, we’ve held ourselves to a high standard. SphereGen makes technology relevant by using a variety of technologies to transform the business process. Because we see…

Read more

Acer Headset Mixed Reality Development Guide

Setting up Your Headset By now you’ve probably opened up your Acer Mixed Reality headset box and are ready to jump into development. There are a number of blogs and articles which have covered the specs, setup, and first impressions of these headsets. However, there is very little in terms of Acer Headset Mixed Reality…

Read more

Expanded uses of Unity UI button functions

Wanting a simple way to work with Unity UI, but limited to the functions of what buttons can do, or work without raycasting to objects attached to the camera?  Unity’s UI for buttons offer useful functionality, although limited.  By default, the UI will be able run such functions as checking, changing the tag and active…

Read more

August SphereGen Events

In August, we have a busy schedule.   Please let us know if you would like us at your event by emailing us at Info@beta.spheregen.net August 2nd – we will be with Microsoft presenting at the AASHTO’s Subcommittee on Maintenance 2017 Summer Conference – http://www.dot.ri.gov/AASHTO/ August 8th -Attending the IDG Road map conference in Boston, MA.…

Read more

HoloLens Networking Solutions for Unity

Continuing on our quest to find a workable networking solution for our HoloLens application, we gathered information about various networking solutions and their use with the HoloLens. Since we want to make an efficient working environment for sharing holograms on the HoloLens, a good networking solution and a fair amount of code are needed. This…

Read more

HoloLens Particle Capabilities

When it comes to learning a new technology, always test multiple avenues during development. Do your research on all the different ways you can create or test your product. When first working with the HoloLens, my task for my project was to create a smoke particle effect. After downloading free smoke materials and loading them…

Read more

Iterative & Incremental Development Practice at SphereGen

All of us by now have somehow experienced different development methodologies used by different software companies all around the world. Few experiences have amazed us whereas few have made us fall on our faces for our choices. So what were these choices that we now disregard saying “the biggest development mistakes or the incorrect practice…

Read more

SphereGen Presenting in June – New York AR Summit, New Haven – Wine and Cheese, Hartford – Microsoft Store

SphereGen will be presenting at the AR Summit in New York (http://arinaction.org/) on June 6th and 7th,  ON June 15th we will be doing an Art and Technology show at our office in New Haven with local Artist (wine and Cheese provided) –  https://www.evensi.us/reception-for-air-signs-the-grove/212393751   Then on June 28th and 29th, we will be at…

Read more

Continuity of Care Document Integration using Mirth Connect

Mirth Connect is the Swiss Army knife of open source integration engines with specific Healthcare support for HL7 message integration. A Continuity of Care (CCD) Document is an XML file containing a patient summary clinical document whereas the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) is an XML-based markup standard intended to specify the encoding, structure, and semantics of clinical documents…

Read more

Augmented / Mixed Reality is Changing the way we do Business

Custom Application Development for Augmented Reality Applications Have you ever seen any of the recent marvel movies with Iron Man, when he is creating the suit in his Lab? His augmented reality technology is so advanced that he doesn’t need the glasses. We’ll be there someday, but until then, the HoloLens is a great stepping…

Read more

Data Modeling using SQL Developer Data Modeler

Overview:-> Data modeling is a process used to define and analyze data requirements needed to support the business processes within the scope of corresponding information systems in organizations. Therefore, the process of data modeling involves professional data modelers working closely with business stakeholders, as well as potential users of the information system. Why is Data Modeling Important? Data modeling is probably…

Read more

Performance testing with JMeter – How to Basics

I have tried to chip in some basic steps on how to use JMeter for the performance test. This will help any user to download JMeter and run a test. Go to http://jmeter.apache.org/ Click on “Download Releases” link from Download menu. For just using the tool we need only the binary release. The screen below shows…

Read more

Custom Web Service Connections from Mirth Connect

Mirth Connect is the Swiss Army knife of open source integration engines with specific Healthcare support for HL7 message integration. Mirth has out of the box connectors for FTP, HTTP (GET/POST), JMS, SMTP, LLP and Web Services but if the out of the box capabilities is not sufficient, we can use the “JavaScript Writer” destination…

Read more

Parsing Continuity of Care (CCD) using Mirth and MDHT

Mirth Connect is the Swiss Army knife of open source integration engines with specific Healthcare support for HL7 message integration. A Continuity of Care (CCD) Document is an XML file containing a patient summary clinical document. Mirth has support for CCD and CDA documents in their commercial offering but you can also use the open-source Model-Driven Health…

Read more

Mirth Connect with Microsoft Azure Queue Storage

Mirth Connect is the Swiss Army knife of open source integration engines with specific Healthcare support for HL7 message integration (though it works just as well when dealing with many types of data formats outside of HL7). Windows Azure enables you to build, deploy, scale and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data…

Read more

Parent Package Variable Configuration and Logging

Introduction In a data warehousing/BI solution, many times we need to develop SSIS packages with a parent-child relationship. When we use parent-child relationship packages with a parent package variable configured in the child package for logging events, we get logging information in our expected location as well as some other location. In this article, we…

Read more

Competencies Based Interviews

Introduction: The recruitment process has always been the most critical aspect for the growth of any engineering or non-engineering industry. A good and efficient resource can help the organization to set and achieve high growth whereas the vice-versa is also not false. With augmenting demand of deserving candidates in companies, the interview process has also…

Read more

Enterprise Java Flex Applications – Architectural Approaches

Rich internet application is becoming the new face of web based enterprise applications and flex is coming up as a unanimous choice in this category. In this article, I presented few architectural approaches to use flex in Java environment to develop web based enterprise solutions. Also, I tried to capture few advantages and challenges involved…

Read more

Trouble shooting Silverlight Application WCF service

We all know that Silverlight application needs some service in order to communicate with the database. One of the ways is to use WCF service reference in your Silverlight application. When you add any WCF service reference in your application, it automatically adds the “ServiceReference.ClientConfig” file with the end point configuration having “BasicHttpBindings”, as till…

Read more

Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Introduction Around the year 1960, after successfully installed the 1st packet switching based network (ARPANET), Sir J.C. R. Licklider envisioned the concept of ‘Intergalactic Computer Network’ where he talked about a complex net which connects all computers in the world and encircled the globe. This was the first vision of global net. In the same…

Read more

Hibernate inverse attribute – Insight

After exploring many articles and notes on ‘inverse’ attribute used in Hibernate, I realized that, although the attribute is simple to understand, the explanation, most of the times, is more complicated and ambiguous. So, I decided to give one more try to put simple words and examples to explain it. Hibernate supports bi-directional relationships in…

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Windows Azure

Windows Azure Whether application runs on a local system, or over the Internet (commonly referred to as cloud), or both, some kind of application platform is required. An application platform can be thought of as anything that provides developer-accessible services for creating applications. Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform (originally known as the Azure Services Platform) is…

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USB Pot Luck?

As we travel more and more, we increasingly use USB based devices to add functionality to our laptops or other devices.  In the course of traveling to our office in Pune, India, I decided to bring along a variety of devices.  This included a Casio camera, a Motorola Slvr, a WD Passport Essential, a WD…

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Remote Assist Deployment – Be Prepared for Success 

Microsoft’s Remote Assist (RA) application is a powerful tool, allowing experts to remotely provide support, feedback, mentorship, and training. It is currently being used in a variety of fields including Manufacturing, Construction, and Medicine. Having helped with deployments of Remote Assist across multiple industries, SphereGen has found several hurdles that should be addressed within the planning stage. By preparing ahead of time and keeping these hurdles in mind, you can be…

Read more

RPA in Healthcare Comparison – UiPath and Olive

Healthcare spends over 40 billion dollars in technology every year. Much of that money is spent replacing existing systems and enhancing the current infrastructure. Implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is different. RPA can be layered over existing platforms making it a cost-effective delivery solution for business owners, while also being championed by IT. The beauty of…

Read more

Finding The Right Kind of Mobile Application for You

When considering Mobile Application development, it is important to be familiar with the three different options available. The three types of Mobile Applications – Native Apps, Hybrid Apps, and Responsive Web Apps. Here, we will be breaking down some of the pros and cons of each type of app. At the end of this blog, you will find a chart of all the valuable information.   Native Apps A Native application means the application…

Read more

Remote Assist and Working From Home

A lot has been written about WFH (working from home) recently. We wanted to share what our clients are experiencing and how they have overcome an almost intractable problem, providing hands-on services in the remote, WFH environment we find ourselves in with Remote Assist. “Remote Assist” is a term used for a suite of applications…

Read more

Microsoft Dynamics Guides: Best Practices

Microsoft’s Dynamics Guides is a useful tool to provide visual and audio aides for step by step instructions and hands-on training.  Using the Hololens 2, Guides displays holograms, images, text, and video to achieve effective, interactive training manuals. Creating a Guide is easy and intuitive. We’ve written some best practices to help you create Guides…

Read more

HoloLens 2 User Experience Improvements

Improved User Experience on the HoloLens2  The HoloLens 2 has made several improvements in user experience and capabilities over its predecessor. I am going to cover a few improvements where the user will experience the largest benefits of HoloLens 2. Comfort   Although the first HoloLens headset (HL1) was groundbreaking in many ways, the actual hardware did come with some problems. Sacrifices were made, especially in the…

Read more

Part2 – Issues and challenges After migration of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

In Part-1, SSRS migration steps have been discussed. Many congratulations for SSRS migration but migration journey is not yet over. SSRS migration opens door for new issue and challenges due to feature update but also it welcomes new feature that comes with newer version of SSRS. Below mentioned all problem statements are related to migration…

Read more

PART 1 – Migration of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services to New Server

One of our client was using SSRS2008R2 (Native Mode) and they decided to upgrade to SSRS2017. There are two methods available that can fulfil this upgrade. One by using some scripting and another one by physically moving ReportServer database to the new server. Physically moving ReportServer database to the new server is a recommended method…

Read more

Why Wait? Hit the Ground Running with HoloLens 2!

Microsoft’s second-generation mixed reality headset, the Hololens 2, was announced back in March of this year with a release slated for the end of 2019. The new device introduces features that will allow for innovative solutions across a variety of industries including construction, medicine, manufacturing, and education. These features include the same spatial understanding that…

Read more

Why is RPA More Scalable and Flexible than Other Types of Process Automation?

When our team started down the path of exploring RPA, one of the first questions that came up was “how is this different from other forms of Process Automation?” That’s a valid question. The general consensus of the industry is that RPA falls under the umbrella of Business Process Automation (BPA). The target goals of…

Read more

Automated Regression Testing – Quality Is Not an Act, It Is A Habit

With the software development lifecycle becoming more complicated by the day, and increasing demand for the delivery of the project, testers need to provide feedback and evaluations instantly to the development teams. Releases that used to happen once a month, now occur weekly and updates are imposed on almost every other day. After every build,…

Read more

Microsoft Power BI Introduction and Architecture

Click Here to learn how we can help with PowerBI With the explosion of data in the last few years, organizations want to analyze their data from different perspectives and want to understand their scattered data with meaningful information in lesser time. To address that, business analysts require new trends and analytical approaches that can…

Read more

NoSQL Fundamentals

A NoSQL (Not Only SQL) database, referring to a “non SQL” or “non-relational” database, provides a mechanism for storage and retrieval of data that is modeled in means other than the tabular relations used in relational databases. NoSQL databases are increasingly used in big data and real-time web applications. NoSQL systems are also sometimes called…

Read more

Blockchain Technology Basics

What is Blockchain Technology? Blockchain is a technology that allows data to be stored and exchanged on a peer-to-peer (P2P) basis. Structurally, blockchain data can be consulted, shared and secured thanks to consensus-based algorithms. It is used in a decentralized manner and removes the need for intermediaries, or “trusted third parties” In simple words Blockchain…

Read more

When to Use .NET Core Over .NET Framework for Building Server-Side Applications

ASP.NET is a popular web-development framework for building web apps on the .NET platform. There are two supported implementations for building server-side applications with .NET: .NET Framework and .NET Core.  This blog is our takeaway from a Microsoft article (link provided at the bottom of this blog) and will provide guidance on when to choose…

Read more

C# 6 Features in Unity 2018 – What SphereGen is Excited For

In Unity 2017 C# 6 was included as an experimental feature. Now in 2018 Unity has default support for C# 6, and I’m looking forward to taking advantage of these long-awaited features. I like any changes that allow for cleaner, easier to read code and this update delivers exactly that. Here are the features I’m most looking forward to using. Below…

Read more

CREC Academy of Science and Innovation 360 VR tour

The CREC Academy of Science and Innovation asked SphereGen to develop a solution to help drive more interest in their school and appeal to a wider, more diverse audience of potential students. We did this by creating an interesting, memorable experience that was easily accessible without needing to be onsite at the CREC facility. The…

Read more

Application Modernization with Azure

Application Modernization with Azure Our client processes thousands of background checks monthly for employers. They were using an application to automate this process. Unfortunately, the existing background checking application had poor performance and was unscalable. By migrating this application to Azure, SphereGen was able to lower recurring costs for the client and solve the above…

Read more

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Now a days we hear biz words Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence in our day to day life. Basically Natural Language Processing (NLP) refer Artificial Intelligence (AI) which allows computers to communicate with natural language human use. Most of the clients from Healthcare, Finance, and Marketing etc. are moving towards to design and develop…

Read more

SIIM 2018 Annual Meeting At Gaylord National Resort | May 31- June 2, 2018

INNOVATE. EDUCATE. COLLABORATE. The SIIM Annual Meeting will focus on the issues most relevant to today’s enterprise imaging informatics and provide exclusive access to thought leaders and meaningful content. Attendees will collaborate with professionals across the enterprise to develop strategies, discover real-world solutions, takeaway tools and templates, as well as innovative practices, essential for achieving…

Read more

Unity, the HoloLens, and Multiple Cameras:

A Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality device allows for guided viewing in a controlled environment; the enhanced capabilities of the user experience can make it ideal for eye related solutions. When working on developing a solution, you may come across an issue when trying to render objects to one of the user’s eyes. Normally, players…

Read more

Mixed Reality Climate Change Hackathon

  On the weekend of February 9th, members of the SphereGen Mixed Reality Development Studio attended and mentored/assisted at Yale University’s Mixed Reality Hackathon. Members of the team in attendance specialized in Unity Development and Art Asset Creation. SphereGen works with HoloLens and other Mixed reality devices daily, so we hoped our experience and knowledge…

Read more

Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner Program – HoloLens Studio New Haven CT

About one year ago, SphereGen Technologies opened a HoloLens studio. Initially, our hope in building our mixed reality team was to create amazing Mixed Reality experiences. Throughout the past year, we’ve held ourselves to a high standard. SphereGen makes technology relevant by using a variety of technologies to transform the business process. Because we see…

Read more

Acer Headset Mixed Reality Development Guide

Setting up Your Headset By now you’ve probably opened up your Acer Mixed Reality headset box and are ready to jump into development. There are a number of blogs and articles which have covered the specs, setup, and first impressions of these headsets. However, there is very little in terms of Acer Headset Mixed Reality…

Read more

Expanded uses of Unity UI button functions

Wanting a simple way to work with Unity UI, but limited to the functions of what buttons can do, or work without raycasting to objects attached to the camera?  Unity’s UI for buttons offer useful functionality, although limited.  By default, the UI will be able run such functions as checking, changing the tag and active…

Read more

August SphereGen Events

In August, we have a busy schedule.   Please let us know if you would like us at your event by emailing us at Info@beta.spheregen.net August 2nd – we will be with Microsoft presenting at the AASHTO’s Subcommittee on Maintenance 2017 Summer Conference – http://www.dot.ri.gov/AASHTO/ August 8th -Attending the IDG Road map conference in Boston, MA.…

Read more

HoloLens Networking Solutions for Unity

Continuing on our quest to find a workable networking solution for our HoloLens application, we gathered information about various networking solutions and their use with the HoloLens. Since we want to make an efficient working environment for sharing holograms on the HoloLens, a good networking solution and a fair amount of code are needed. This…

Read more

HoloLens Particle Capabilities

When it comes to learning a new technology, always test multiple avenues during development. Do your research on all the different ways you can create or test your product. When first working with the HoloLens, my task for my project was to create a smoke particle effect. After downloading free smoke materials and loading them…

Read more

Iterative & Incremental Development Practice at SphereGen

All of us by now have somehow experienced different development methodologies used by different software companies all around the world. Few experiences have amazed us whereas few have made us fall on our faces for our choices. So what were these choices that we now disregard saying “the biggest development mistakes or the incorrect practice…

Read more

SphereGen Presenting in June – New York AR Summit, New Haven – Wine and Cheese, Hartford – Microsoft Store

SphereGen will be presenting at the AR Summit in New York (http://arinaction.org/) on June 6th and 7th,  ON June 15th we will be doing an Art and Technology show at our office in New Haven with local Artist (wine and Cheese provided) –  https://www.evensi.us/reception-for-air-signs-the-grove/212393751   Then on June 28th and 29th, we will be at…

Read more

Continuity of Care Document Integration using Mirth Connect

Mirth Connect is the Swiss Army knife of open source integration engines with specific Healthcare support for HL7 message integration. A Continuity of Care (CCD) Document is an XML file containing a patient summary clinical document whereas the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) is an XML-based markup standard intended to specify the encoding, structure, and semantics of clinical documents…

Read more

Augmented / Mixed Reality is Changing the way we do Business

Custom Application Development for Augmented Reality Applications Have you ever seen any of the recent marvel movies with Iron Man, when he is creating the suit in his Lab? His augmented reality technology is so advanced that he doesn’t need the glasses. We’ll be there someday, but until then, the HoloLens is a great stepping…

Read more

Data Modeling using SQL Developer Data Modeler

Overview:-> Data modeling is a process used to define and analyze data requirements needed to support the business processes within the scope of corresponding information systems in organizations. Therefore, the process of data modeling involves professional data modelers working closely with business stakeholders, as well as potential users of the information system. Why is Data Modeling Important? Data modeling is probably…

Read more

Performance testing with JMeter – How to Basics

I have tried to chip in some basic steps on how to use JMeter for the performance test. This will help any user to download JMeter and run a test. Go to http://jmeter.apache.org/ Click on “Download Releases” link from Download menu. For just using the tool we need only the binary release. The screen below shows…

Read more

Custom Web Service Connections from Mirth Connect

Mirth Connect is the Swiss Army knife of open source integration engines with specific Healthcare support for HL7 message integration. Mirth has out of the box connectors for FTP, HTTP (GET/POST), JMS, SMTP, LLP and Web Services but if the out of the box capabilities is not sufficient, we can use the “JavaScript Writer” destination…

Read more

Parsing Continuity of Care (CCD) using Mirth and MDHT

Mirth Connect is the Swiss Army knife of open source integration engines with specific Healthcare support for HL7 message integration. A Continuity of Care (CCD) Document is an XML file containing a patient summary clinical document. Mirth has support for CCD and CDA documents in their commercial offering but you can also use the open-source Model-Driven Health…

Read more

Mirth Connect with Microsoft Azure Queue Storage

Mirth Connect is the Swiss Army knife of open source integration engines with specific Healthcare support for HL7 message integration (though it works just as well when dealing with many types of data formats outside of HL7). Windows Azure enables you to build, deploy, scale and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data…

Read more

Parent Package Variable Configuration and Logging

Introduction In a data warehousing/BI solution, many times we need to develop SSIS packages with a parent-child relationship. When we use parent-child relationship packages with a parent package variable configured in the child package for logging events, we get logging information in our expected location as well as some other location. In this article, we…

Read more

Competencies Based Interviews

Introduction: The recruitment process has always been the most critical aspect for the growth of any engineering or non-engineering industry. A good and efficient resource can help the organization to set and achieve high growth whereas the vice-versa is also not false. With augmenting demand of deserving candidates in companies, the interview process has also…

Read more

Enterprise Java Flex Applications – Architectural Approaches

Rich internet application is becoming the new face of web based enterprise applications and flex is coming up as a unanimous choice in this category. In this article, I presented few architectural approaches to use flex in Java environment to develop web based enterprise solutions. Also, I tried to capture few advantages and challenges involved…

Read more

Trouble shooting Silverlight Application WCF service

We all know that Silverlight application needs some service in order to communicate with the database. One of the ways is to use WCF service reference in your Silverlight application. When you add any WCF service reference in your application, it automatically adds the “ServiceReference.ClientConfig” file with the end point configuration having “BasicHttpBindings”, as till…

Read more

Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Introduction Around the year 1960, after successfully installed the 1st packet switching based network (ARPANET), Sir J.C. R. Licklider envisioned the concept of ‘Intergalactic Computer Network’ where he talked about a complex net which connects all computers in the world and encircled the globe. This was the first vision of global net. In the same…

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Hibernate inverse attribute – Insight

After exploring many articles and notes on ‘inverse’ attribute used in Hibernate, I realized that, although the attribute is simple to understand, the explanation, most of the times, is more complicated and ambiguous. So, I decided to give one more try to put simple words and examples to explain it. Hibernate supports bi-directional relationships in…

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Windows Azure

Windows Azure Whether application runs on a local system, or over the Internet (commonly referred to as cloud), or both, some kind of application platform is required. An application platform can be thought of as anything that provides developer-accessible services for creating applications. Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform (originally known as the Azure Services Platform) is…

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USB Pot Luck?

As we travel more and more, we increasingly use USB based devices to add functionality to our laptops or other devices.  In the course of traveling to our office in Pune, India, I decided to bring along a variety of devices.  This included a Casio camera, a Motorola Slvr, a WD Passport Essential, a WD…

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