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.

11/20/18

Design happens whether or not you value it - ignoring it can ruin your project

I have worked on a wide variety of software projects in my time at Gaslight. But one thing that has been consistent throughout my career is that people don’t really understand what design is, the importance of good design and why our teams spend so much time focusing on it....

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10/30/18

Online banking is here to stay ... but the sooner you embrace UX Design, the better.

Banking - something we all do, but don’t necessarily like. 2018 wraps up to be a big year for this industry as technology continues to create convenient experiences for everyday tasks. Many 20 somethings have never owned a checkbook, and the days of walking into a branch for service are...

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09/20/18

Using Ecto's Virtual Fields with select_merge

Using Ecto’s virtual fields with select_merge You may know that Ecto has a “virtual” field type that you can use to include pretty much anything in an Ecto struct. But did you know that you can also populate a virtual field directly in an Ecto Query? Say I have a...

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05/08/18

Why Mid-Market Companies are Investing in Technology More than Ever Before

Download the Mid Market Companies Infographic. *Based on the 2017 Deloitte Growth Enterprise Services Report.

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04/06/18

The Beauty of Folds and Union Types in Elm

The Beauty of Folds and Union Types in Elm The Problem After finishing up a side project in Elm about a month ago, I decided that I enjoyed the language so much that I might as well start work on a whole new side project. At the time I started...

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03/27/18

Why Success Depends on Your Next Software Project

So now every company is a tech company. Old news, right? Still, every day, the world becomes increasingly digital and consumers’ expectations change. Success depends on keeping up and exceeding them. In a world where everything is online— grocery shopping, banking, even dating—companies who don’t have basics like a web-based...

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