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Are Your Company Values Actually Valuable?

By Jami Sieder, VP of Operations | 10/24/16 11:45 AM

On one of your company’s walls, in an employee handbook, or in a PowerPoint deck on someone’s hard drive there is probably a list of your company’s values. Values that someone was feeling passionate about as they were selecting and articulating them.

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Aqueduct - An Open-Sourced, Server-Side Web Framework Written in Dart

By Joe Conway, CEO | 10/21/16 10:43 AM

Today, we launch a new product called Aqueduct,  a server-side web framework written in Google's Dart. Why did we choose Dart? Simply put, Dart is built for productivity.

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Why Your Frontend Team Should Own The API

By Ross Hambrick, VP of Engineering | 10/20/16 11:45 AM
Over time I’ve seen a lot of companies create mobile or web applications that integrate with existing legacy systems.  Most of the time they either use existing services as is and leave the app developers to make sense out of the legacy domain or they don’t put enough thought into the context in which the new applications will operate when creating an API for the frontend team. Read More >

The Fundamental Principles Of Consulting: Part II

For Part II of this post, we’ll be focusing on the two final principles that best embody our values, culture, and consulting approach: Collaborative and Diligent.  

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The Fundamental Principles Of Consulting: Part I

Building software is a creative endeavor that has no guarantees. Rather, we at stable|kernel, aim for designing an interface and user experience that is engaging and efficient. We aim for building applications that empower businesses and consumers without sacrificing the human-centered experience.

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SURVEY: What's the future of mobile technology?

We’re surveying mobile industry experts like you - designers, developers, product owners and project managers - to gain the most current insights on how different technologies will transform the human experience and which industries are ripe for disruption.

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Creating A Custom UICollectionViewLayout in Swift

By Sean Swezey, Software Engineer | 10/7/16 11:45 AM

UICollectionView in iOS is a very useful and powerful class for displaying large sets of data. However, with great power comes great configurability, and this configurability can make it tedious for simple use cases.

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How To Properly Mentor A Junior Developer

By Florian Harr, Software Engineer | 10/3/16 11:56 AM

"How do you properly mentor a junior developer?" is a question that many developers have asked themselves before. You might be in a position where you mentor someone or where you have been mentored in the past.

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Why UX Is More Important Than Ever

By Sloan Smith, Sr. UX/UI Designer | 9/29/16 12:04 PM

 In recent years many corporations and government agencies have embraced the idea that User Experience Design is good for business. In 2015, Forrester Research revealed that “implementing a focus on customers’ experience increases their willingness to pay by 14.4%, reduces their reluctance to switch brands by 15.8%, and boosts their likelihood to recommend your product by 16.6%.”

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Backgrounding Instead Of Finishing The Root Activity on Android

By David Mays, Software Engineer | 9/26/16 11:45 AM

I’ve recently been faced with the challenge of detecting the login state of the user and deciding whether or not to show a login screen. This isn't only required with a fresh launch of the application, but every time it resumes from the background since the login times out fairly quickly. 

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