Gaslight Blog

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Sure, we love to geek out over technology and design. But it's all for a bigger purpose - boosting your business. Through development, design and business categories here on our blog - we break down our best practices, what to look for when it comes to software development, and how you can in fact, leverage technology.

09/20/18

Using Ecto's Virtual Fields with select_merge

Using Ecto’s virtual fields with select_merge You may know that Ecto has a “virtual” field type that you can use to include pretty much anything in an Ecto struct. But did you know that you can also populate a virtual field directly in an Ecto Query? Say I have a...

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05/08/18

Why Mid-Market Companies are Investing in Technology More than Ever Before

Download the Mid Market Companies Infographic. *Based on the 2017 Deloitte Growth Enterprise Services Report.

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04/06/18

The Beauty of Folds and Union Types in Elm

The Beauty of Folds and Union Types in Elm The Problem After finishing up a side project in Elm about a month ago, I decided that I enjoyed the language so much that I might as well start work on a whole new side project. At the time I started...

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03/27/18

Why Success Depends on Your Next Software Project

So now every company is a tech company. Old news, right? Still, every day, the world becomes increasingly digital and consumers’ expectations change. Success depends on keeping up and exceeding them. In a world where everything is online— grocery shopping, banking, even dating—companies who don’t have basics like a web-based...

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03/07/18

What Amazon HQ2 decision makers didn't know about Cincinnati

Last week, an article in the Business Courier described the reasons Cincinnati did not make the short list of cities for Amazon’s HQ2. Chief among these was a lack of tech workers to fill the jobs that Amazon’s HQ2 would bring. This is by no means a new or surprising...

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02/26/18

Elm, Elixir, and Phoenix: Reflecting on a Functional Full-Stack Project

A couple days ago, I wrapped up work on a side-project I started back in December 2016. It started out as a barebones server-side-rendered Phoenix app, and my only real goal at the time was to do a deep-dive into both Elixir and the Phoenix framework itself. The application is...

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