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.

02/25/19

Choosing the Best Tech for the Project: Why Elixir Was the Winner

In December, 2016, Jeff Hart became President of Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, the first non-family member to hold this position in an effort to accelerate growth. Early decisions made by Hart and his leadership focused on aligning everyone around the client, designing operations to enhance the client relationship while accelerating...

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02/18/19

How an Understanding of the Scientific Method Can Make You A Better Practitioner Of Agile Software Development

Here at Gaslight, we pride ourselves on being practitioners of agile software development, which we believe provides the best methodologies and practices to develop the best software. A core methodology we practice (and preach) is test driven development (TDD), which is a style of programming that uses testing to drive...

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01/28/19

What's More Realistic? A Giraffe or a Unicorn?

Unicorns… the un-official mascot of Gaslight. Why, you ask? In the beginning, we crammed 12 people into our first, tiny office space. You can only imagine how the “must-have” list began to grow as everyone kept putting in requests with the first talks of expanding. Eventually, one of the founders...

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01/21/19

Framework Independent Web Components

Framework Independent Web Components The momentum behind Web Components is growing. Firefox has recently shipped full support for key Web Component standards. Microsoft just announced it was moving to rewrite Edge using the Chrome rendering engine. With Chrome having had support for Web Components for some time already, we can...

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01/07/19

Why Can’t We Be Friends? 4 Benefits of Pairing Designers and Developers

Pairing at Gaslight Writing code, fixing bugs, and naming things is hard - true story! At Gaslight, one way we deal with these challenges is by practicing one of our core principles: better together. One of the more practical ways we see this philosophy used is through pairing: two developers...

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12/20/18

Before Gaslight: Stories about how we landed, and why we're here to stay ...

We all have a backstory, and as far as the Gaslight team goes, our paths are quite non traditional. So many came from surprising backgrounds, are in their second career, or were attracted to Gaslight for the apprenticeship program. This is one characteristic that makes us so unique, and a...

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