Apr. 23rd, 2014

Many of my conversations with new clients revolve around the question of cost.  But, this can’t be figured out until you know what it is you are talking about.  My favorite tool for defining a product is the humble user story.A user story is a simple one sentence definition of… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Software Application Development, Software Development, Software Process

Jun. 19th, 2013

Beta Testing Android Apps on the Google Play Store It’s easy enough to email an Android APK for your technical team to install, and that has always made it a bit easier to internally distribute Android app builds than iOS builds. (This was of course even more true before TestFlight)…. read the rest of the article

Posted in: Android, Mobile Development, Software Development

Jun. 7th, 2013

Two years ago we set out to build a startup that would tweet for you when you don’t have the time.  Last year we released it and we have been maintaining it for well over a year now.  This service is called Chirpsy and the simple pitch is that you… read the rest of the article

Posted in: mTurk

May. 27th, 2013

If you want to see an awesome map, click on this! One of the interesting frontiers in web mapping is the use of the JavaScript library d3.js and how it will integrate with existing JavaScript mapping frameworks or replace them. The author of d3.js is Mike Bostock and the visualization… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Geographic Information Systems, Web Applications

Dec. 31st, 2012

If you wish to have a core set of data that pre-populates your database after running python manage.py syncdb, then you need to know about the dumpdb command and fixtures. Fixtures Fixtures are where you can place data that django will be used to populate the database when syncdb is… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Django