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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.
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...