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Should you jump on board with the new tech?

New technology is coming out all the time, but does that mean developers should constantly be jumping on board?

Should Discovery be Separate from a Software Development Process?

How do you accurately scope a project without first knowing all the details? Maybe this calls for a reworking of the software development process.

Cloud or On-site Communication System?

Should your office use cloud storage or create your own IT infrastructure?

The Business Case for Xamarin

Can Xamarin help developers by streamlining the process of making mobile apps or does it fail to be the "one size fits all" solution?

Do third-party login tools make your site vulnerable?

Using third-party log-in systems for your website or software can be a good idea but there are some things to think about before making that decision.

Christmas Podcast Episode

On December 3rd, we'll be recording our Christmas Podcast Episode (to be released the following Wednesday). We'll have the whole crew on the show and we'll be talking about the cool technology (mostly from this year) that you might want to request for Christmas.


We can't do it without your help! Post your favorite technology from 2014 in the comments below and we'll be sure to mention it.

Goggles is now

The Goggles community is growing. Since we launched Goggles ( in 2010, we've experienced million-user days and seen it used in many different ways. Since launching the Goggles Gallery in late December, 2013, over 2600 users have signed up and posted over 6000 drawings.

Does implementation technology limit the problems you can solve?

In the past week or so, I've heard two quotes that seem to say opposing things about the relationship between the implementation technologies we (and others like us) use to build software and the types of problems we can solve. I feel that they are both 100% correct and here's why.

Featured on the Boagworld Web Show

Every week (with a few exceptions) Paul Boag and Marcus Lillington discuss topics related to web design on the Boagworld Web Show. This season (Season 10), they're doing "Top 10" lists, so I suggested "Top 10 Tips for validating entry fields". Paul liked the idea, but thought it was a bit specific, so he listed his top 10 ways to make your forms a pleasure to use.

Give it a listen (and listen to other episodes from his podcast).

New digs!

Yesterday morning, we signed a membership agreement and moved into 160 square feet of space above Epicentral Coworking, Colorado Springs' downtown coworking space. We're excited to be part of a community of entrepreneurs and freelancers that is as encouraging as they get.