Author: Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
15 May, 2018

Optimistic UI does not Guarantee an Intuitive UX

A Pessimistic Viewpoint on Optimistic UI In a typical design that follows REST call patterns, the UI makes a call to the backend and updates based on the success or failure of that call. In an optimistic UI, however, the design assumes a successful call, makes the visual and...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
03 Apr, 2018

Technology for the Non-Technical

In a perfect world, no one needs help using the technology that’s critical to getting their job done. Far too often, however, the technology team is needed to maintain and update another team’s tools. This leads to increased costs, delays, and frustrations when what you need is not what...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
13 Feb, 2018

Atom as an Alternative Development Environment

In years past the best development environment was almost always expensive, both to acquire and maintain. When these tools moved to a subscription model based on specific tech stacks and languages, cost and complexity for developers only increased. Even widely-adopted alternatives such as Eclipse, while open source, suffers from...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
19 Dec, 2017

The Tablecloth Trick:
How to Modernize Legacy Software

Change is constant. Your business priorities shift, personnel come and go, and the technology you built your product with evolves over time. You’ve built a great product and your customers love it. They love it so much, they may not want to see it change. The longer you put...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
03 Feb, 2017

Angular 1 or 2: Which is the Best for Your Project?

With Angular 2 coming out of beta, it is now available as a front end framework for your new project. Yet, some developers are still choosing to code new applications with Angular 1. My colleague wrote back when Angular 1 was relatively new about why you should care, but...