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  • The Upside of Markdown

    Why Markdown is better than HTML or WYSIWYG If you’ve had any experience in web development or web content management, you’ve likely come across Markdown at some point in your adventures. What is Markdown? Here’s the quick refresher on Markdown: At the most basic level, Markdown ...

  • 10 Slack Hacks our software development company uses every day

    Slack is our water cooler, whiteboard, system monitor, and boardroom Slack is our company’s #1 tool for communications. It’s our headquarters, collaboration hub, email replacement tool, and water cooler. We use it for our daily standups, where each team member shares what they worked...

  • The Weekly Geek

    One of our core values is Continual Improvement - Never Stop Learning. We share articles in our Slack channels that are particularly significant to the work we are doing, may help a fellow developer learn something new, or things we just find intriguing. From that bloomed "The Weekly Geek", where ...

  • Rapid Integration Development

    It doesn't matter how long you're in technology, marketing, or both; management will always want projects faster and cheaper.  We've seen huge advancements in the last decade in technologies to help make building software faster, easier, while still giving great functionality to end users and ...

  • Ethode Wins a 2017 Weatherhead 100 Award

    Ethode is proud to announce that we have been named a recipient this year at the Weatherhead 100 awards.  The prestigious award is given out each year by Weatherhead School of Management, (Case Western Reserve University) to companies headquartered in Ohio and exhibiting tremendous growth,...

  • Using Let's Encrypt with dotCMS

    At the outset, it seemed like I would need to jump through a lot of hoops to get Let's Encrypt to work with dotCMS.  As it turns out, the 'certbot' provided by the Electronic Freedom Foundation has a manual mode which is easy enough for even the likes of me to decipher. Before We Begin . . . ...

  • Let's Talk About Docker

    Recently I was in several conversations with my coworkers about Docker. Some were filled with concerns, others had stars in their eyes, and others had ideas that were just completely wrong. I thought it would be good to discuss these confusions and concerns, and clarify exactly what is going on with...

  • Intro to Google Polymer Web Components

    In our continuing series on Web Components, this week we will explore Google's Polymer library.  In case you missed them, check out our other excellent posts on Vue and React. In this simple 10-minute video below, you will learn: What is Google Polymer? What browsers support Polymer How to ...

  • Intro to React JS for Beginners

    What’s In The Video? Are you looking for a React JS example, or how to build a React JS component? Watch this excellent bare-bones overview of the basics of React JS without getting overwhelmed by having to learn other new libraries at the same time. In this video, you will learn: - The ...

  • How to Quickly Build An App Using Vue.js & Laravel

    Vue.js is an amazing reactive javascript framework that competes with: Angular React Riot Ember Polymer It does all that fancy binding, isolates scope sensibly and has a relatively shallow learning curve compared to the likes of Angular or Polymer. In this video, I'll show you how to ...

  • Agile Analogies: Comparing The Cone of Uncertainity to Football's Big Game

    As IT professionals, we understand the importance of an agile, iterative development process.  However, it is usually very difficult for most clients to understand this approach to project management. Most clients are typically used to a waterfall approach to software development. What is ...

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