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Joe Crick

Building a Real-time, Multi-platform App in 3 Months

posted in Consulting, Development on February 14, 2017 by Joe Crick

Bitovi worked with HaulHound, a logistics technology company, to design and develop a system connecting truckers and shippers. The system we built supports real-time data, an iOS and Android app for truckers, and a web application for shippers.
Skyler Taylor

4 Reasons to Use High Fidelity Designs Early in a UX Process

posted in Consulting, Design on February 8, 2017 by Skyler Taylor

Most UX processes value low-fidelity design early in a project’s life: simple, hand-drawn sketches, basic wireframes, and even boxy prototypes. It isn’t until later in the process, as the details get filled in, that higher fidelity designs get introduced. It makes sense: lo-fi designs are quick and easy which makes for faster turn-around in an iterative process. But are low-fidelity designs always the best way to go?
Chasen Le Hara

January 2017 DoneJS Community Update

posted in Open Source, CanJS, StealJS on February 3, 2017 by Chasen Le Hara

Lots of notable releases, community projects, and technical content were released in the DoneJS community last month! This post outlines some of the highlights from January 2017.
Manuel Mujica

How To Conditionally Load Modules with StealJS

posted in Open Source, Development, StealJS on January 24, 2017 by Manuel Mujica

StealJS makes it easy to bundle all of your JavaScript modules into highly efficient production builds, but sometimes you don’t want to bundle everything together. There are times when a module only needs to be loaded when certain conditions are met; it might be a polyfill for a browser without support for a new API or a translation file based on the user’s preferred language.
Chasen Le Hara

How to Upgrade to StealJS 1

posted in Open Source, Development, StealJS on January 20, 2017 by Chasen Le Hara

StealJS 1 has been released! It’s a major new version with some breaking changes, but our migration guide has everything you need to upgrade your app or plugin today.
Lela Kodai

3 Ways Knitting and Web Design Go Hand-in-Hand

posted in Design on January 11, 2017 by Lela Kodai

After a technology-filled day at work, one of my favorite ways to relax is to sit with my dog and knit something. I love the tactile qualities of fiber. I can create something both appealing and functional (much like the interfaces at work), but without hunching over my laptop.
Chasen Le Hara

December 2016 DoneJS Community Update

posted in Open Source on January 5, 2017 by Chasen Le Hara

Lots of notable releases, community projects, and technical content were released in the DoneJS community last month! This post outlines some of the highlights from December 2016.
Matthew Phillips

StealJS 1.0 Release

posted in Open Source, StealJS on December 28, 2016 by Matthew Phillips

StealJS 1.0 is here and represents an important milestone along its mission. This article reiterates that important mission, goes over a few of 1.0's most useful features, explains how to upgrade for 0.16 users, and looks ahead to what's coming on StealJS's roadmap. StealJS's mission is to make it cheap and easy to do the right thing. Doing the right thing, when building for the web, includes things such as writing tests and breaking your applications into smaller mini-applications (modlets) that can be composed together.
Chasen Le Hara

How to Upgrade a DoneJS Plugin to CanJS 3

posted in Open Source, Development, CanJS on December 21, 2016 by Chasen Le Hara

CanJS 3 has been released! It’s a major new version with some breaking changes, but our migration guide has everything you need to upgrade your app or plugin today.
Justin Meyer

CanJS 3.0 Release

posted in Open Source, CanJS on December 13, 2016 by Justin Meyer

Hello web devs! CanJS 3.0 is out. It has a new developer-centric website and new features like: