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.

09/11/19

Oh, to be a Domain Expert … if we only knew what you knew.

Let me ask you something assuming I know your industry… how long have you been in this business? I’m guessing a long time - you know what makes your world go round. You are what we refer to as a subject-matter expert (SME), the person of authority in a particular...

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08/19/19

Gaslight, Your Partner in Growth

We have all heard the phrase, “You get what you pay for,” right? When it comes to products or services - we are told you can only pick two of the three options: Fast, Cheap, and Good. Well, the crowded space of software development is no different… Gaslight is a...

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08/05/19

Refactoring Patterns in Elixir: Replace Conditional with Polymorphism Via Protocols Part 2

Part 2: Replace Conditionals with Polymorphism Via Protocols Use Elixir protocols to bring polymorphism to your data structures This is the second in a series of posts we are doing on refactoring patterns in Elixir, a series that stemmed from working through Martin Fowler’s book Refactoring. In the first part...

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07/25/19

"My life has not been the same since I started the Gaslight Apprenticeship Program."

Simply put, the Gaslight Software Development Apprenticeship program changed my life. I graduated high school in 2010. Which is not that long ago, at least I like to think that. But the technology landscape was totally different. mySpace was still hot, facebook wasn’t even a thing yet, blackberries were the...

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07/15/19

We aren't servers, we are sales people!

Before I came to Gaslight, I remember sitting in a company wide sales meeting with a c-level executive discussing which opportunities in our current pipeline we could close quickly to hit quarterly numbers. Then I heard, “We aren’t servers, we are salespeople.” I nodded and moved the conversation forward, but...

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07/01/19

You don't need an app, you need a solution to your users' problems

You’re looking for your next big thing, but that doesn’t necessarily need to be an app … Typically we see four organizations that fall into this, “OMG we need an app” camp. Medium sized organizations likely don’t have a CTO or technical leadership, and can have a hard time dedicating...

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