Category: Blog
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
20 May, 2019

What Does it Mean to be a Technology Consultant

If you've ever been curious about what it means to be a consultant, this post is for you!
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
14 May, 2019

Honey, I Type Checked the Children

The cli added this line of code, it says something about isRequired. So I guess I'll just leave it there?
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
07 May, 2019

What’s With All the Props Anyway?

Another day, another piece of boilerplate code that we should explore!
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
30 Apr, 2019

Exports and Imports and Defaults, Oh My!

Too often we see throwaway lines of code inside frameworks and projects that we don't take the time to understand. Let's explore export default App in React projects!
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
23 Apr, 2019

Vocabulary Is Not Job Security

In honor of my talk at Indy.Code() this week I want to talk about vocabulary and communication. I was having a great conversation the other day about the phenomenon of “cookie licking”. This concept can be applied in any number of ways. From the way an application is built...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
17 Apr, 2019

Responsive Design and Mobile First

A while back there was a code newbie chat discussing the concept of mobile first. A number of people responded that mobile first development was just a fad, or a buzzword. However, I disagreed. You see, mobile first development is operating on the assumption that anything that works on...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
11 Apr, 2019

Who’s Really in Control of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Today, if you are building and operating cloud-based or cloud-native applications, the concentration of the source for TCO comes from one place. Your development team. That’s right, the developers essentially control your TCO and neither the business or the developers probably even know it. How is this possible? It...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
09 Apr, 2019

Business Rules – Extract Transform and Load Part 4

In the last article of the Extract Transform and Load (ETL) series, we talked about how using a canonical object can decouple data sources from the downstream components, making the pipeline reusable and easily maintained.  In this article we will discuss one of these downstream components, the business rules....
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
03 Apr, 2019

Toward Better AI

There are a multitude of things being done with AI today, the range goes from frivolous to world changing to downright scary. Autonomous vehicles and deep fakes are getting a lot of public attention, and the impact of AI in healthcare is predicted to revolutionize medicine. The raw potential...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
02 Apr, 2019

Don’t Get Fooled By Errors

Even though it’s April Fools’ Day, I didn’t want to pull a prank. Instead, I figured I’d use the spirit of the day to write about the thing that often makes us all feel like fools, triggering errors! Everyone has their own approaches for debugging code. However, I think...