Josh Elster

Josh Elster is a multivariate developer with a philosophy that software development has more to do with people than it does software. In his role as a Sr. ROAD services consultant, Josh has been thrilled to help InRule's customers and clients realize their full potential.

Prior to joining InRule in 2014, Josh served in roles with fancy titles like "code monkey", "dev manager", "agile coach", and "process consultant" across myriad industries and companies spanning more than a decade. Josh joined InRule because the company “provides the opportunity to do great work with some even better people.”

Originally a native of Chicago's suburbs, Josh received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Miami (the one in Florida. Swap the words to get the name of the one in Ohio) and lives in the downtown Chicago area. In his free time, he is an avid reader, gamer, musician, and sports fan.

Recent Posts

Virtual Lookups and The Customer Data Type

Josh Elster | 4/13/2017

Josh Elster is back in his latest blog post explaining how virtual lookup and customer data types work in both irAuthor and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Read More

Microsoft.Xrm.Client Woes and How to Resolve Them

Josh Elster | 3/28/2017

Josh Elster show us how to solve a common problem for Microsoft.Xrm.Client. Read More

How to Swap a WCF Service Between HTTP and HTTPS

Josh Elster | 3/1/2017

Josh Elster is back with a step by step walk through for changing your WCF service between HTTP and HTTPS. Read More

Windows Containers, Docker, and InRule: TIL

Josh Elster | 2/1/2017

Josh Elster explores how InRule can support clients using Windows Containers and Docker. Read More

Basic irCatalog Management using Powershell

Josh Elster | 1/23/2017

Josh Elster shows us a convenient shortcut to handle a common task when managing irCatalog. Read More

InRule for JavaScript Life

Josh Elster | 9/16/2016

ROAD team Sr. Consultant Josh Elster shows off how you can use InRule for JavaScript® to create your own sandbox of emergent complexity by implementing a basic version of the classic Conway's Game of Life. Read More

Secrets of the Lost Dynamics Schema

Josh Elster | 6/6/2016

Josh Elster channels his inner Indiana Jones and walks readers through a few of the tools in his schema archaeology toolbox. Read More

Clinical Trials

Josh Elster | 4/28/2016

Josh Elster walks through the benefits of using a BRMS for clinical trials by leveraging expertise gained from working on a project with a large pharmaceutical company. Read More

Dynamic Surveys in Dynamics CRM, Part IV: The Rules

Josh Elster | 2/4/2016

In his fourth and final post in the dynamic survey series, Josh Elster examines the business logic and rules associated with a guided survey. Read More

Dynamic Surveys in Microsoft Dynamics, Part III: The ViewModel

Josh Elster | 11/11/2015

In the third installment of a series of dynamic surveys in Microsoft Dynamics, Josh Elster addresses the challenges and concerns surrounding the implementation and design of a survey's object model. Read More