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Quality. What does it even mean?

I’ve recently started reading an intriguing book called Quality Software Management. This isn’t the latest book on Agile methodologies. Instead, this is a book you’ll have to buy used, as it was published in 1992. The author, Gerald Weinberg, admits the title is somewhat ambiguous. Is this a book about...

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Storytelling Through Video

Hi, I’m Ryan Finke, the latest design co-op at Gaslight. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to create case study videos to market Gaslight’s strengths. These experiences taught me more about the important process of storytelling. Today, we are launching a case study about Enjoy the Arts (you can watch the...

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The Benefits of Approaching Problems with a Beginner's Mind

As a custom software development shop, we’re always interested in marketing. Enjoying the work we do, and talking about it is the best way to reach new customers. One of the suggestions we often hear is that we should specialize; focus on a specific industry. My answer is we have....

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The Brave New World of Empowered People

Brooklyn Beta was inspiring. The conference had a great message. Make what you love, follow your passion, build it and the rest will come. However, there was another common thread naturally emerging from the talks. Scott Barron recognized it, and it resonated with me. Scott was inspired by a talk...

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Let's Talk About Reasonable Budgets

As a consultant, I’m often asked to help in the initial stages of a project to estimate “how big is the breadbox”. I completely understand this need. A famous teacher once said, “Don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first getting...

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With Purpose

In July of 2009, six people began talking about how they might start something in Cincinnati. A place where they could have better control over how software is built and shipped. I was fortunate to be one of the six in this conversation, and by October 2009, Gaslight was born....

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