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.

06/13/14

Planning an Agile Project

Planning software projects is hard. There are myriad complexities in the business process to consider, rules that need to be enforced, stakeholders to keep happy, and milestones to reach. This...

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06/10/14

Features Matter to Users More Than Stories

We’ve been in the software development world so long, we often don’t even know when we’re using jargon. The “user story” is one of those jargon terms that new customers...

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06/03/14

Guidelines for Effective Pair Programming

Pair programming is an agile software development technique in which two programmers work together at one workstation. One, the driver, writes code while the other, the observer, pointer or navigator,...

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05/30/14

4 Lessons Any Struggling Business Can Learn from Kitchen Nightmares

I’m a big fan of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. The British version, not the American one. I enjoy watching, not because the shows are about cooking, but because they’re about business....

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05/27/14

Why Simpler is Better for Tracking Project Health

As a group of software developers and designers, we talk a lot about what makes for a good product. High code quality, beautiful design, intuitive UI, and excellent test coverage...

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05/20/14

Recognizing MVC Myopia in a Rails Application

How did we get here? Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “Don’t put logic in your views”. Although Rails developers debate how much logic is too much for a...

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