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Optimizing Testing Automations

Optimizing Testing Automations

Strategies for Reducing Inconsistencies Around Asynchronous Calls Running an automation suite can be an extremely rewarding practice for any software QA team. There is a reassuring certainty in knowing that multiple specific use cases are guaranteed to work come...

Modifying Mono

Modifying Mono

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...

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 […]

The Scalable CEO

Data Talks, Episode 6 Data Talks is Exago’s podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we bring on three-time entrepreneur and Exago CEO Mike Brody to discuss management strategy with Les Trachtman, six-time CEO successor and author of Don’t F**k It Up: How Founders and Their Successors Can Avoid the Clichés

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 […]

Ad Hoc Javascript Performance Benchmarking

Ad Hoc Javascript Performance Benchmarking

At Exago, we are always looking for ways to further improve the application’s user experience. While these advances are most noticeable in major enhancements such as our newly-released dashboard designer and formula code completion, upgrades to client- and server-side performance are just as important. For Exago’s v2017.2 release, I was tasked with speeding up our […]

Support Tickets We Love

Any honest Support Analyst will admit that the job has its challenges. More often than not, we must proceed in our problem solving despite being given very little information to go on, which can feel a bit like putting a puzzle together in the dark. But the scope of the challenge also makes finding the […]

Let Your People Grow

Let Your People Grow

Startup Advice from Three-time Entrepreneur Mike Brody Exago CEO Mike Brody — wiry, dry-witted, sagacious in the dispensing of business advice — has been founding software companies since the early 1970s. He graduated from City College with a degree in Political...

Hire Like a Startup

Hire Like a Startup

Recruiting Advice from a Software Company “It started happening last year, during one of our biggest growth spurts yet.” VP Technology Scott Epter is sitting across from me, a mug of coffee resting on his knee. We’re talking about Exago’s Client Advisory Board meeting, an annual two-day conference where we employees get to hike, dine, […]