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Why Should I Care About the Wearable Technology Market?

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Based on Senior Developer Matthew Morey’s talk on Wearable Devices at TechStreet

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5 Ways to Increase the Performance of Your RSpec Tests

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At ChaiOne, we highly encourage that developers write tests in their projects. TDD (Test Driven Development) is also encouraged. Testing (and TDD) prevents bugs in production, forces better code, and encourages developer confidence when making changes to existing code bases.

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Should I Create a Mobile Center of Excellence?

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You may have heard of the term ‘center of excellence’. What does it mean exactly? A center of excellence refers to a team or entity that provides leadership, best practices, research, and training for a particular area. These centers are present in various industries such as technology, education, and business. For example, in forensics, the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) exists to test, evaluate, and provide technology transition assistance for crime labs and other agencies...

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How Many Versions of iOS Should I Support?

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Each fall, Apple aficionados eagerly await what the next iOS version will offer today’s mobile market. This year iOS 7 broke through with innovative design and technology, and mobile users were left inquiring a future that is vastly different from the past. But now, more than ever, app owners are pondering how many iOS versions their app should support.

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Black-Box vs. White-Box Legacy System Modernization Methods

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10 Ways to Make Sticky Apps

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It's trendy to have an app that your organization can point towards.  "That's our app.  We're tech savvy and understand the next big thing!"  Fantastic.  But now that you have an app, why should a user keep that app on his or her device? How do you make sticky apps? At the time of this writing, I have 721 apps in my iTunes library.  Of those, I have 179 installed on my iPad, and 275 installed on my iPhone (with some overlap between the two).  Am I an extreme example of an app consumer?...

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Hard & Soft ROI in Mobile App Development

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Is mobile ROI really all that different from what we learned about in business school? The short answer is no. However, the context and situations are different in mobile when looking at the ROI benefits and use cases. Mobile apps in particular can help users solve some day-to-day activity problems that may have not been previously solvable with other technology.

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Best Practices For User Experience Design

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The Importance of a User Centered Design

How do you feel when you use an Apple product? Most will say that they love using their iPhone, iPad, or whatever Apple device they have. Apple products are designed to be intuitive and create great experiences. According to the iOS 7 developer library, Apple’s latest operating system embodies a design with three themes: deference, clarity, and depth. These three themes focus on the user and helps us understand and interact with content. With all its...

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What is A Digital Innovation Strategy?

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Need a ride home and don’t have a car? These days, you can just pull out your phone and request an Uber or Lyft to take you home. Of course, this wasn’t always the case. When Uber and other ride-sharing competitors came onto the scene, they disrupted a whole industry. They made it more convenient to find transportation home, causing many to stop using taxis. You don't have to sit on hold waiting for a taxi to pick you up and don't have to worry about digging for your credit card or cash to...

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