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Developer Tips on How to Architect Your First Android Mobile App

By Erik Rahtjen, Software Engineer | 5/26/17 11:12 AM

In this post, I'll be covering how to make an Android To Do application that keeps track of your tasks. Let's begin with first addressing Android Databinding, which is a powerful technique that can help you remove boilerplate code, letting the code you write be more terse. In turn, this can allow you to focus on the business logic of your application.

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Developer Predictions for Apple's WWDC 2017

By Alex Nachlas, Software Engineer | 5/22/17 10:54 AM

Apple's WWDC is less than a month away, and we are super excited. I was lucky enough to get a ticket in the lottery, and I can’t wait to see the new innovations Apple’s been working on. 

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How To Use Android Developer Options Like A Pro

By Bryan Richardson, Software Engineer | 5/18/17 10:47 AM

As a software developer, it is very easy to become so engrossed in mastering every nuance of a framework that we often tend to forget just how important it is to understand the subtleties of the hardware we deploy to. This is particularly true for Android developers, where device fragmentation poses the challenge of developing and deploying to a cavalcade of thousands of different devices. 

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6 Reasons an App is an Attraction’s Ultimate Marketing Tool

American attractions face an increasing number of challenges as competition for visitors, membership dollars, charitable gifts and brand recognition rises. Destinations once at the top of any tourist’s trip itinerary must find new ways to stay top-of-mind with visitors and membership alike, and many organizations are accomplishing this through a robust, native mobile app. 

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ESP8266 Programming: Building A IoT Weather Station - Episode 3

By Florian Harr, Software Engineer | 5/8/17 11:19 AM

This is part III of a series of tutorials on building a weather IoT station. If you missed the first parts, you can find them here: Part I and Part II. In this episode, we're going to use the ESP8266 chip with the DHT11 sensor from part I to connect to our MQTT server from part II and publish the sensor's data. Finally, we are going to build an iOS app to display our data.

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Go Quickstart: Helpful Tips for Experienced Programmers

By Sean Swezey, Software Engineer | 5/4/17 10:45 AM

When working with client backends, sometimes you end up using a language that you have no prior experience with. I worked on a backend written in Go and had to get up to speed quickly. Although the Go programming language is a C-like language, it has a handful of design decisions that can snag you and trip you up. I hope this article will help you avoid some of these pitfalls and make you more productive!

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Aqueduct 2.1: Data Validation

By Joe Conway, CEO | 5/1/17 10:45 AM

The most recent release of the Dart server-side framework Aqueduct adds behavior for validating data before it is inserted or updated in a database and fixes issues when running on Windows OS.

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The 10 Best App Features to Enhance CX at National Attractions

The name of the mobile game is to enhance the customer experience (CX) and if you haven’t nailed it yet, you are likely one of the thousands of brands working toward it. Museums, sports arenas and other attractions around the world are vying for the foot-traffic of the masses, and a well-designed, strategic mobile app is the most valuable tool in providing that dazzling experience.

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We Are Big. We Are Four!

By Jason Russell, Managing Partner | 4/25/17 10:46 AM

I have twin girls who will be four in July. I often think: how did we get here so fast? I know it’s a parental cliche, but man is it true. Time flies by at a breakneck pace. It seems like just last week my girls were communicating in their indecipherable language, and somehow they understood one another.

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What's in a Name? And What the Heck is a Sky Squid?

By Jami Sieder, VP of Operations | 4/20/17 11:58 AM

April is a big month for stable|kernel. This year marks our 4th anniversary and in an age when 90% of start-ups fail, we know each hard-earned year of growth is worth celebrating. There’s no shortage of pundits espousing theories on the 90:10 startup failure to success rate so I won’t regurgitate their thoughts here.

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