Tag Selection: Software Developent

Application Development Trends in 2017

Enterprise applications, mobile applications, and web applications are all almost an entity of their own. Although some trends will overlap, the overall picture demonstrates clear differences in each platform. Moreover, we live in a world where applications run amok. Some are good and some are terribly bad, unfortunately. Yet, small and medium businesses ...

Top 5 beginner tips to work with Highcharts Highmaps

Highmaps is a pure javascript library that allows developers to build interactive maps. Developed and maintained by the same company that created Highcharts, a highly popular and powerful charting library. As with Highcharts, Highmaps was designed with mobile browsers in mind. So the same map can be displayed in desktop or mobile environments without ...

Umbraco review: Top 5 Features + CMS

Umbraco, the open source ASP.NET CMS released a big update late last year that resulted in the introduction of “Grid Layout” and “Responsive Preview”, both new to the system. Umbraco 7.2 aims to be the best authoring tool for editors in a responsive era, and this is how its team proposes to do so:   1. Grid Layout For years Rich Text Editors ...

Things We Know: Introduction to Database Maintenance Services

Here’s the thing with databases: their need to be updated and organized is so obvious, and that analogy of “databases are like libraries” is so fitting… yet there’s always that time when the terror arrives, and the questions are asked: where did everything go, and who organized this into a mess? For those who haven’t heard the database library ...

Meet our Developers: Arístides Castillo

Where are you from? I’m from Barquisimeto, Venezuela. What made you decide to become a developer? I discovered what computers were twice in my young life. When I was 5 years old, I used one for the first time and when I was 14 years old, when I learned what Programming Language truly was (Basic, back in the 90s). It turned out that I was good at understanding ...

Technologists of Today: Brent Ozar Unlimited

Our technologists series continues! This month, our feature goes to Brent Ozar, an SQL Server master, author and communicator. Why we picked Brent Ozar This is the second time his name came up during conversations regarding those who we admire, and who complement what we do. José Guay, a Sr. Web Developer at CSW, sees Brent Ozar a “one of those, ...

Successful Software Development Projects Will Look Like This Part II

Not a stock image, find it here. Last July we started a discussion on what successful software development projects look like. We’ve covered the perspective of a project manager and our series will continue covering other roles like clients, product owners, designers and even writers, but this time the spotlight goes to the team behind tech: the developers. ...

Meet our Co-Founder, Yoel Sommer

Where are you from? Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, moved to Chicago in 2003, sweet ever since. What made you decide to become a developer/engineer? I was fascinated with technology and computers since very young, mostly on the gaming side: at 8 you’d find me playing with my Commodore 64, at 12 getting my first PC, and at 12 dabbling in BASIC. When ...

On Hiring New Developers to a Team of Developers

Our partners and team members have hired and been hired a few times. We have experience as makers and managers (of people, or projects), so when it’s time to add more to the bunch, the process we follow covers a few steps, platforms and approaches. In fact, most of the company gets involved in the addition of new skills to the team; here’s a quick ...

Technologists of Today: Martin Fowler

This series is inspired by fellow technologists, who have in turn inspired the CSW team. Our first post centers around Martin Fowler from Thought Works. Why we picked Martin. Aristides, one of our Sr. Developers, is also an advocate of agile methodologies and open source. About Martin. Martin is a champion of Continuous Integration, a software development ...
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