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.

06/21/19

Apprenticeship VS Outsourcing: There's Simply No Comparison

Let’s stop comparing apples to oranges … People often compare the cost of an apprenticeship program to the cost of hiring an outside recruiter - but we have to be honest with you, that makes no sense! A traditional recruiter will charge a fee to find a developer, and even...

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06/17/19

Intro to Processes in Elixir

Intro to Processes in Elixir As I have been learning Elixir in the past few months, I have heard a lot about processes. Lots of Elixir’s biggest selling points, like its concurrency support, scalability, and fault tolerance, are possible because of the features and characteristics of processes. Processing Processes Elixir...

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06/06/19

Creating Simple Layout Templates with CSS Grid

There is so much to love about CSS Grid and the various methods it provides for defining a layout. Of course, with great power comes sloppy front end code. It did not take me long to muck up a grid layout leaving my team members with a tangled mess of...

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05/20/19

React Hooks at a Glance

In this post we are going to answer the question why you would want to use React hooks and go over a few of the ones built in. I will be covering the useState and useEffect hooks as I feel these will give you the most bang for your buck...

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05/06/19

Vertical Rhythm on the Web

Grids are a thing. They’ve been a thing. There’s nothing earth-shattering about designing on a grid. In fact, it’s so commonplace that there are, what feels like, an infinite number of tools available to make it easier to design on a grid—Bootstrap, Foundation, Bulma, among others. But there’s one thing...

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04/22/19

Is Custom Software Worth the Investment?

So you want to know how much custom software costs? Here’s the thing … custom software is equally challenging, complex, and exciting. Like anything custom, it can be difficult to put a price on. At Gaslight, we typically incorporate the following in our sales process; curiosity, listening, collaboration, white board...

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