Gaslight Blog

To build lasting impact with our clients, their end-users, and our community.

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.

04/05/16

New Hire Checklist: How We Took Employee Onboarding From an F to an A

Over the past six years, we’ve put a lot of time, energy, and money into creating a place people want to be. When you strip it all way, Gaslight is its people. Extremely talented, caring people. We’ve been fortunate to have so many quality professionals join us, but it became...

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03/26/16

Introducing Code Care: Keeping Your App in Tip-Top Shape

Building custom software can be a game-changer for your business, but it also can be demanding to keep your code in proper working order. When you’re running your business, we know you don’t want to worry about updates and security for your application. Code Care is our new monthly service...

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03/15/16

The Road From Co-op to Apprentice to Junior Developer

In the summer of 2012, I started a job as a web designer for a local startup who specialized in digital promotions. I mostly created basic web pages with not much more than HTML, CSS and jQuery. Until one day I asked the question, “But what makes it work?” (You...

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03/11/16

Custom Software Development vs. Off-the-Shelf: How to Choose a Winner

You’re probably thinking we’re biased on this question. After all, custom software development is 90% of what we do. But you might be surprised to find out how often we wrestle with this dilemma ourselves. Even though the most common title in our office is developer, we still invest in...

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03/08/16

Agile Design: How to Iteratively Create an Amazing UI

Every web or mobile app has to start somewhere. Your app is not going to begin as the polished UI (user interface) that you’ve seen on dribble or Behance. It starts out simple and evolves over time with the help of experimentation and user testing. There will undoubtedly be some...

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03/03/16

Ready to Try Ruby? An Awesome Rails Cheat Sheet

Last week I wrote about making a Ruby and Rails course, and some of the lessons I learned in the process. One of the biggest lessons that I learned was that Ruby and Rails is way too much for a single session. Part of that pain came from the Rails...

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