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News / 01.13.15

Dish Network’s Big CES Announcement

One exciting announcement from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week was Dish’s Network’s announcement that it will stream ESPN and other channels over the Internet. This announcement is especially timely because it comes just ahead of an FCC ruling on net neutrality set for next month. Whether streaming video will reduce…

Development / 10.17.14

Qualities of Functional Programming

Functional programming is distinguished from its more prevalent object-oriented and procedural cousins by the use of mathematical functions as the central units of abstraction. While object-oriented programs seek to model a problem in terms of a hierarchy of class categories with attached behaviors (a person, a printer, a chat conversation, a network connection manager and…

Development / 09.19.14

Agile Development and the Customer

What does it mean to you, the customer, to work with an agile software development team? Part of a team It means you’re not just working with the team, you’re an integral part of the team. Being agile means understanding that the marketplace is constantly changing, and the product has to change along with it….

Development / 09.12.14

How to Increase Customer Engagement with Beacon Technology

There are numerous stories regarding how beacons can be used in retail to push relevant information to consumers, and there are many companies creating messaging platforms which make it easy to do so. There are other applications of beacon technology, however, that are much more interesting. For instance, in the hospitality industry, you can create…