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.

07/25/19

"My life has not been the same since I started the Gaslight Apprenticeship Program."

Simply put, the Gaslight Software Development Apprenticeship program changed my life. I graduated high school in 2010. Which is not that long ago, at least I like to think that. But the technology landscape was totally different. mySpace was still hot, facebook wasn’t even a thing yet, blackberries were the...

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07/15/19

We aren't servers, we are sales people!

Before I came to Gaslight, I remember sitting in a company wide sales meeting with a c-level executive discussing which opportunities in our current pipeline we could close quickly to hit quarterly numbers. Then I heard, “We aren’t servers, we are salespeople.” I nodded and moved the conversation forward, but...

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07/01/19

You don't need an app, you need a solution to your users' problems

You’re looking for your next big thing, but that doesn’t necessarily need to be an app … Typically we see four organizations that fall into this, “OMG we need an app” camp. Medium sized organizations likely don’t have a CTO or technical leadership, and can have a hard time dedicating...

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06/21/19

Apprenticeship VS Outsourcing: There's Simply No Comparison

Let’s stop comparing apples to oranges … People often compare the cost of an apprenticeship program to the cost of hiring an outside recruiter - but we have to be honest with you, that makes no sense! A traditional recruiter will charge a fee to find a developer, and even...

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06/17/19

Intro to Processes in Elixir

Intro to Processes in Elixir As I have been learning Elixir in the past few months, I have heard a lot about processes. Lots of Elixir’s biggest selling points, like its concurrency support, scalability, and fault tolerance, are possible because of the features and characteristics of processes. Processing Processes Elixir...

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06/06/19

Creating Simple Layout Templates with CSS Grid

There is so much to love about CSS Grid and the various methods it provides for defining a layout. Of course, with great power comes sloppy front end code. It did not take me long to muck up a grid layout leaving my team members with a tangled mess of...

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