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Dev & Design

When Designing a Platform, Don’t Forget the User

By | Oct 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

The inherent beauty of design thinking is often lost when new platforms are put together. While designers and developers spend months building a single platform, they can get lost in the minutia of everyday tasks, often missing out on the big picture. They forget…

Opinion/Analysis

7 Things to Look for When Choosing a Web Host

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Starting a website or blog is one of the easiest things you can do. However, where most newbie site owners start to get scared and frustrated is when they have to choose a web hosting provider. It’s not that the process is scary, it’s…

Apple

Why Apple Search Matters for iOS 9 Developers

By | Sep 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

There are millions of mobile apps in their respective mobile OS marketplaces. Google Play and Apple Store hold a major share of the mobile market and between them, the Apple App Store is a source of big financial activities in terms of turnover. When a website…

HR and Recruiting

How to Hire an Android Developer

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Android, Google’s open source mobile operating system, has changed the landscape of mobile computing in many ways. Since its inception, Android has become the dominant mobile platform, and has made its way into the realm of cars, TVs, wristwatches, and even video game consoles….

Inspiration

10 Lessons I Learned at my First Startup Weekend

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I had absolutely zero hackathon experience when I agreed to attend the North Dallas Startup Weekend July 17-19 at North Dallas Coworking (nōd). What I did have was experience working for a startup and lots of coding experience. I thought a hackathon would be…

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Web

NYC

Readymag Offers Easy, Minimalist Web Design Templates

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

Visuals are very important in today’s communication, and of course this includes your web presence. Sites with good content tend to be ignored if the design is bad – this does not mean that people are only interested in the visuals, but rather that it…

Internet of Things

Predictive Intelligence: iOS 9

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Predictive intelligence is still new to technology, but companies like Apple and Google have already begun to utilize its abilities. Devices are communicating with each other while also gathering data from the real world and using this information to predict. This predictive technology is not only a huge…

Security

Security for Your Mac – Are You Safe?

By | Jul 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

Mac users have a tendency to be complacent about security. The OS system, indeed, has a strong firewall and security scanning built into its system. In fact, it does a much better job than Windows in terms of security, and so many feel that…

Programs & Resources

7 Resources to Improve Your Programming Skills

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Programming used to be a tedious (and expensive) task to learn.  But in the last few years, a great number of cloud-based tools and organizations have emerged to make it easier for people and companies to learn programming, improve their code, and develop better…

HR and Recruiting

3 Stages of Efficient Recruiting of Engineers

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

The experienced engineer is perpetually solicited via LinkedIn, meet ups, phone, text, and email about transitioning careers. To many geeks (read: engineers), they view recruiters as meat-market proprietors. They call blindly and ask for engineers by name, or send emails titled “Re: career follow-up”…

Opinion/Analysis

Donald’s $3 Website Trumps Reality

By | Jun 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Among the “huge” number of misstatements by the almost-official presidential candidate, Donald Trump, was this tale about his $3 web sites. During Tuesday’s performance art by Mr. Trump, he denigrated not just our foreign partners and anything that crossed his path. The entire ecommerce…

Product

Need for Speed: User Behavior, Conversions, and Web Tweaks

By | Jun 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

Webmasters, marketers, and site/app owners are bombarded with myriad tips and tricks to improve conversions and grow the bottom lines on their web properties. These range from improving technical SEO to bettering social engagement rates, to even working on page design and layout. An…

News

Three Reasons not To Miss Twilio’s Next Developer Conference

By | May 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I’ve been to many developer conferences in nearly 2 decades of being involved in technology and development teams. There are good ones and bad ones, but one that you should not miss is the yearly developer conference put on by Twilio. Twilio is a…

Entrepreneur

Austin

This 9-Year-Old CEO Knows more about Cyber Security Than You Do

By | May 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Meet Reuben Paul. He has a black belt in in Kung-fu, is CEO and founder of Prudent Games inc., a gaming company that teaches users while they play, and very well established in the cyber security universe as “The RAPstar.” Oh and he’s only…

Ecommerce

Art of Ecommerce: Building an Interactive Digital Marketplace

By | May 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Digital technology is advancing at such a rapid rate that we often forget there is an art behind the science. This is especially true when it comes to e-commerce. It takes a special breed of techie to know how to convert visitors to customers…

Reports & Rankings

Here Is the Most Popular Programming Language in Each State

By | Mar 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Fun fact: There is only one state in the US where Python is the most popular programming language, and that’s Wyoming. Experts Exchange recently released a study on the most popular programming languages in each US state, and they found that PHP and .Net…

Tips & How To’s

Four Reasons Your Startup Should Provide Tech Support at Launch

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

Founding a startup in today’s world without the help of technology is practically impossible. If you want to raise funding for your company, build a website, and have any kind of communication with your prospects and clients, you’ll have no choice but to accept…