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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...
Oh, to be a Domain Expert … if we only knew what you knew.
Let me ask you something assuming I know your industry… how long have you been in this business? I’m guessing a long time - you know what makes your world go round. You are what we refer to as a subject-matter expert (SME), the person of authority in a particular...
Gaslight, Your Partner in Growth
We have all heard the phrase, “You get what you pay for,” right? When it comes to products or services - we are told you can only pick two of the three options: Fast, Cheap, and Good. Well, the crowded space of software development is no different… Gaslight is a...
Refactoring Patterns in Elixir: Replace Conditional with Polymorphism Via Protocols Part 2
Part 2: Replace Conditionals with Polymorphism Via Protocols Use Elixir protocols to bring polymorphism to your data structures This is the second in a series of posts we are doing on refactoring patterns in Elixir, a series that stemmed from working through Martin Fowler’s book Refactoring. In the first part...
"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...
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...