Steve Bennett

Steve Bennet is Technical Project Lead for Soliant Consulting, Inc. in Chicago IL. He’s certified in some of Soliant’s key areas of expertise, including PHP, Zend Framework and MySQL.

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Elasticsearch—There and Back Again

By Steve Bennett

As developers, we tend to praise the technologies with which we are most familiar. The more in-depth experience we have with a given technology, the stronger the urge to bend that technology’s capabilities to our will. As a seasoned MySQL developer, I recently found myself in this position. Unable to stretch MySQL to the extent needed, I was forced out of my comfort zone into the waiting arms of Elasticsearch.

Published in Find the Way With Elasticsearch, July 2019

Design Is for Designers

By Steve Bennett

All too often developers are tasked with aesthetic decisions and designers tasked with programmatic decisions. Blurring the lines of an aesthetically oriented mind or programmatically oriented mind creates multiple layers of inefficiency during the project lifecycle, bloating your project budget and timeline. Let’s look at how the right process can remove these inefficiencies and improve the quality of your product.

Published in Command and Control – June 2018, June 2018