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.

11/21/13

3 Reasons Why Design is Critical to Your Product

Investing in design upfront, along with development, is the best thing you can do for your product. Just because you are the first to create an app, doesn’t mean you will be the most successful. Good design is the most effective way to differentiate your product and gain fans. It’s...

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11/13/13

5 Ways to Know If You Own High Quality Code

Do I have high quality code? This is often a subjective question, but there are some tools that can give a more definitive answer. Don’t worry if you’re not a developer. These tools are easy to use and don’t require any coding! 1. Run CodeClimate Codeclimate is a code assessment...

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11/11/13

Learning Ruby for Beginners with Try Ruby

Why Do Ruby? I work in an office surrounded by Ruby developers. When I started at Gaslight a couple months ago, I had never heard of Ruby or Rails. A developer would occasionally help me with a project, so I would get a quick glimpse of Ruby and Rails. The...

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11/08/13

How to Drive a Serverless SOA Mashup Directly in the Browser

It’s no secret that we’ve been investing heavily in client side development at Gaslight. We’ve been posting a lot on Angular and Ember lately, and on Backbone a ton before that. Recently I’ve been trying to understand just how far we can push the idea of client application development. I...

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11/06/13

Quality. What does it even mean?

I’ve recently started reading an intriguing book called Quality Software Management. This isn’t the latest book on Agile methodologies. Instead, this is a book you’ll have to buy used, as it was published in 1992. The author, Gerald Weinberg, admits the title is somewhat ambiguous. Is this a book about...

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11/04/13

Storytelling Through Video

Hi, I’m Ryan Finke, the latest design co-op at Gaslight. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to create case study videos to market Gaslight’s strengths. These experiences taught me more about the important process of storytelling. Today, we are launching a case study about Enjoy the Arts (you can watch the...

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