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  • Blockland Cleveland Solutions Conference Exceeds All Expectations

    Four months ago Bernie Moreno, an exuberant, outgoing luxury car titan laid out his vision to make Cleveland a tech hub; using Blockchain as the catalyst.  Reactions abound from disbelief, to snickering, too flat out denial. Our initial hope was to gather 500 conference attendees (mix of ...

  • 10 Trello Tips & Tricks

    Every superhero has its faithful sidekick. Batman has Robin, Archie has Jugghead, Deadpool has Bob. And Ethode has Trello. Trello is our superhero sidekick tool for planning new projects, writing down feature requirements, and managing tasks. We use it to share files and collaborate on documents...

  • The Ethical Heart of Web Development

    During a meeting with our project managers, we walked through the ethical obligation of working on a project we believe is doomed to fail. If a client comes to us with an idea for an app they would like us to build, and a budget appropriate for their app, should we build the app even if we ...

  • Dive into a Liquid SVG Logo Reveal Animation

    Introduction Today we're going to make an animated loader/spinner image. Loaders and spinners tell the user to sit tight while the the browser or server does some work. We could just look up some generic spinning icons or animated gifs, but why do that when we can roll our own, learn a lot and ...

  • SAML Module Enables 1-Login for multiple dotCMS sites

    MIAMI, FLORIDA and MEDINA, OHIO - dotCMS and Ethode are pleased to announce the launch and availability of a new SAML Authentication Module for dotCMS, a powerful content management system that can be managed on-premise or in the cloud. With the SAML Module, dotCMS administrators can now login once ...

  • Complex Development Challenges and Our Strange Obsession With Solving Them

    Imagine if a friend of yours called to tell you they had the most wonderful experience with a flat tire. Or if a colleague shared with joy that their smartphone fell into the office toilet. What if your boss shared that they had been asked by the higher-ups to slash budgets by 25% on all fronts, and...

  • 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 ...

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