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.

02/18/14

3 Ways Your Web App is Different than Your Website

Web applications and websites are both accessible via your browser, both work on your desktop and phone, and both have the word “web” in them. When you dig beyond that, these things share little in common. Web applications and your company websites have different purposes, build-out, and maintenance. It’s important...

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02/13/14

Rethinking Our Approach to Teaching Programming

Since January, @too_mitch and I have been teaching a Ruby On Rails course at Northern Kentucky University. It’s been a challenging and rewarding experience, and it’s prompted me to rethink our approach to teaching students how to program. The Problem With Traditional Programming Education It wasn’t long into my first...

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02/11/14

What a Painful Downswing Taught Me About Sales

Sometimes lessons learned best are the hard ones. Since we started Gaslight, we’ve done very well at leveraging personal networks to drive sales. All of us have been “in the business” for a long time and have made a lot of contacts, which has helped us find leads that turned...

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02/04/14

5 Signs Your Business Needs Custom Software

Sometimes it can feel like huge corporations have all the advantages. But if you’re a small- to medium-sized business, you can give yourself a competitive boost with technology. In fact, investing in custom software development might help you solve a tricky business problem, boost your productivity or create an entirely...

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01/17/14

How We Trello

We started using Trello on one of our projects because we wanted better visualization of our process and more flexibility than Pivotal Tracker could provide. Pivotal Tracker provides three standard columns and five standard card states: Icebox Backlog Done Started Finished Delivered Accepted Rejected This workflow no longer fit with...

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01/09/14

We're Presenting At CodeMash!

Chris Nelson Fri, Jan 10 1:45PM - 2:45PM Zambezi Room Component-Oriented: The Past and Future of Web Development Swing a stick in a crowded room full of web developers. You are almost guaranteed to hit someone who has worked with an MVC framework, and can probably name both a client...

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