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2022 Trends in FinTech

2022 Trends in FinTech

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly accelerated the digitization of the financial services sector. As with many other...

2022 Healthcare App Trends

2022 Healthcare App Trends

The global pandemic has fueled a surge in health-related app development, with an average of 250 healthcare apps...

Sourcetoad & Otalio

Sourcetoad & Otalio

November 9, 2020 Sourcetoad partners with Otalio to unlock the potential of the most state-of-the-art PMS on the...

The Future of Cruise Brands

The Future of Cruise Brands

Cruise passengers have a strong sense of brand loyalty. The variety and offerings of different cruise lines is...

DevFest Florida 2017

DevFest Florida 2017

We spent last Saturday sponsoring and attending the 2017 edition of DevFest Florida, an annual conference for web and...

Hack Hospitality Hackathon

Hack Hospitality Hackathon

Congratulations to Mandy Jacobson, Keri Spencer, Taylor Cox, Rob Venables, and Alex Spencer for winning the Tampa Bay...

Apktool Sponsorship

Apktool Sponsorship

Apktool is the original Android application package (Apk) decompiler. Released in January 2010, Apktool is still the...

Sourcetoad on 83 Degrees Media

Sourcetoad on 83 Degrees Media

A big thank you to Cheryl Rogers and and 83 Degrees Media for the feature article on Sourcetoad. We're proud to be a...

Sourcetoad on ABC Action News

Sourcetoad on ABC Action News

Thanks to ABC Action News and Nicole Grigg for featuring Sourcetoad in their report on technology education and...

ES6: Constants Can Change

ES6: Constants Can Change

I recently made the switch from the archaic JavaScript of yester-year that everyone loves to hate to ECMAScript 6...

The Benefits of Using React

The Benefits of Using React

React is a simple, yet powerful, UI library. When it was released in 2013, it offered an alternative to the existing...

Improve Backups with S3

Improve Backups with S3

Perhaps the most important aspect of any system is the backup strategy. All sysadmins would agree that without good...

Progressive Loading Of Images

Progressive Loading Of Images

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday, or whatever it is that you do. And while I am not the most festive...

Edge Computing

Edge Computing

Edge computing is the newest tech buzz phrase you might want to consider with some seriousness. I recently heard a...

An Atari for Productivity

An Atari for Productivity

While the Atari video computer system from 1977 gave us plenty of classic games, the Atari 8-bit computer line...

Magic Methods Within Yii2

Magic Methods Within Yii2

Yii and Yii2 utilize various magic methods within the framework, the implementation of which can be found in the...

When to use Monotonic Time

When to use Monotonic Time

When writing about time and software development, most people think of time zones. This Youtube video does a pretty...

Preprocess All The Things

Preprocess All The Things

In a quickly mutating world of web software development, preprocessors are rapidly becoming the new emperors of the...

The Economics of Efficiency

The Economics of Efficiency

Sourcetoad develops many different types of applications for many different types of customers. Many of our projects...

Flat Design: An Origin Story

Flat Design: An Origin Story

As quickly as we threw away our pens, notepads, sound systems, address books, alarm clocks, and anything we could...

Thinking About Micro-Services

Thinking About Micro-Services

I've been thinking about micro-services lately as a way to organize projects. I think I understand the concept better...

Flex Your Box

Flex Your Box

If you have read any of my previous articles, you may have noticed by now that I tend to write about things that I am...

Logo Design: Start at the Font

Logo Design: Start at the Font

Logo design is becoming easier and easier these days. You can get a website to spit a logo out in a few seconds, you...

The True Cost of AWS: Part 2

The True Cost of AWS: Part 2

Part one of this article discussed the downfalls of running a “VPS-style” site on a single AWS instance. It is...

Gulp-Webserver For The Win

Gulp-Webserver For The Win

Gulp Webserver For the Win I love when a great set of tools gets an update; especially when it’s an improvement on...

SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates

I don't want to freak you completely out, but I can most likely read your email. Well, not from here, but if you're on...

Mutual Exclusion In JavaScript

Mutual Exclusion In JavaScript

Many years ago, when I was still a student in High School, I enrolled in a summer program for Computer Science. I had...

5 Very Spooky Viruses

5 Very Spooky Viruses

It’s almost Halloween. Time to buy a bunch of cheap candy, put up a few spooky decorations around the house, and...

HTML5 on Embedded Devices

HTML5 on Embedded Devices

Many years ago, embedded systems were fairly complex to build. They had extremely limited resources that required...

What Are API Calls?, Part 1

What Are API Calls?, Part 1

In almost every application project, the topic of APIs will inevitably come up. A lot of the times, clients with less...

How to QA the Sourcetoad Way

How to QA the Sourcetoad Way

Client QA Cycle Setup Instructions Welcome to your QA cycle! At Sourcetoad, we take QA very seriously. It’s the last...

Part 3: The Planning Process

Part 3: The Planning Process

Thanks for coming back! As we’d talked about on the 21st of October, we’ll be continuing the final portion of our...

Part 2: The Planning Process

Part 2: The Planning Process

Last week we talked a lot about the importance of planning and research in regards to your new website or app; From...

Part 1: The Planning Process

Part 1: The Planning Process

During this three-part series, we’ll be discussing some of the more important aspects of going from idea to reality....