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.


5 Things I Learned at CodeMash

I attended CodeMash this year and had a great time meeting new people and expanding my brain. Here are five very different things I learned. Particle Photon and the Internet of Things On the first day, I attended a pre-conference half day session in a special area called the Microsoft...

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5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Freelance Developer

You found a talented freelance developer and built the first version of your app. This new piece of technology has proven it’s worth for your business. You’re adding features and relying on it more everyday. But at a certain point, you may need to trade up for a larger development...

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Microservices in Phoenix: Part 1

Last month at CodeMash I gave a talk entitled “Low Ceremony Microservices with Elixir.” I spent a lot of the talk working through an example auction application in Phoenix. During the talk, I started with a “Monolith” with all of the code directly in the main Phoenix project and gradually...

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The Case of the Missing Product Owner

I’ve been doing some research about our history at Gaslight. We’ve worked on almost 100 different software projects over the past six years which works out to about 16 projects per year. Out of those 100, we can count the unsuccessful projects on one hand. And that means we’ve delivered...

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Offline Web Applications with CouchDB, PouchDB and Ember CLI

A few years ago, we worked with a client in the agricultural industry. We were building an application to allow scouts to take measurements out in the field. Literally. It was a difficult problem because we had to support offline use. We wound up creating a pretty sophisticated system that...

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A Sneak Peek at Angular 2

Angular 2 is 72% of the way to beta at last check. It’s a great time to start seeing what’s coming. In this video, I show off some of my favorite features of Angular 2 and talk about what the upgrade path from Angular 1 looks like. Hit play for...

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