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.

11/27/19

Custom Software Development vs. Off-the-Shelf: How to Choose a Winner

You’re probably thinking we’re biased on this question. After all, custom software development is 90% of what we do. But you might be surprised to find out how often we wrestle with this dilemma ourselves. Even though the most common title in our office is developer, we still invest in...

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11/27/19

Goal Setting and Defining Focus

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, subtract things every day.” – Lao Tzu At our core, we’re a bunch of nerds. We like to build things. Our first inclination for almost anything is to write software. Reveling in the minutia of how things work, and how...

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11/27/19

Why we love clients who (literally) look over our shoulder

Our secret to success is heavily dependent on client involvement, in fact, our workflow depends on it. We bring the knowledge and expertise on how to build custom software products, but we expect our clients to help define what needs to be built. That definition can (and often does) change...

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10/25/19

Languages We Love: Elixir

As web applications become more common, and more users complete daily tasks online rather than having to set foot in a grocery store (for example), business must adapt and are demanding highly performant and reliable systems. It’s good to be in the software space, technology is not going anywhere, we...

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10/03/19

Understanding How to be a Great Client

You’re looking for a great partner to help your business grow, and we’re looking for a great partner to work for. Let’s get right to it, shall we? *Make yourself available *We’re looking for a commitment. During our project, we’ll be asking a member of your team to act as...

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09/16/19

Outsourcing Custom Development for Fast-Paced Companies

Outsourcing Custom Development for Fast-Paced Companies When a business leader decides to investigate the idea of creating custom software to power their business, it can be tempting for them to overlook some of the fundamental truths behind creating and owning an application. At Gaslight, we often hear our clients say...

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