BBB Accreditation

CabForward℠ Earns BBB Accreditation This week, CabForward℠ announced its recent accreditation by the Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin. As a BBB Accredited Business, CabForward, founded in 2008, is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace. “We are pleased to be a BBB Accredited Business because we value building trust with our customers,” said …

CabForward Business Philosophy

CabForward℠ is a web and mobile software application design, development, and training company located in sunny Austin, Texas. We specialize in test-driven development, user-driven design and pristine code. Startups trust CabForward because of our core expertise in developing rugged high-performance software applications that secure flexible, highly available, and highly scalable applications for our clients. Our agile approach to customer-involved development …

Caution: Disruption Ahead

Google Drive Now Converts Microsoft Docs

Virginia Backaitis recently wrote “Psst, Microsoft: Look What Gmail Users Can Do Now,” for CMSwire. She points out that Google and Microsoft are duking it out over the cloud, and they’re both pretty sure that providing services around content is key. Google, of course, is trying to disrupt Microsoft’s control of large accounts through their Office products. Google provides a …

Technology and Its Role in TIDE

Before personal computers changed the way we live and work, common tools of the workplace were the hard wired telephone, typewriter, stationary, envelopes, and postage stamps. You could choose to take classes in shorthand, typing and dictation in high school. Then, along came personal computers and completely changed our lifestyles. Today’s status quo isn’t the same as it was yesterday …

Software is Eating the World

Business Reasons for Open Source Software Are Changing

Open Source Software Continues to Eat the Software World. In fact, a recent study indicates that eighty percent (80%) of businesses embrace open source software over closed-sourced proprietary software. It used to be that price was the most important reasons businesses selected open source, but that is rapidly changing. Matt Asay of ReadWrite reported last April that open-source software, once …

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Reflections on the Waterfall Method of Software Development

I was recently reflecting on the Waterfall Method of Software Development, and enterprise-level Intranet projects I had designed as a business consultant for a custom programming company in years gone by. Intranets are restricted web-enabled assets of a company that are only accessible to authorized users who navigate strict security precautions to gain access. We used to think of the …

CabForward℠ Security Story

We all trust software with our daily lives; calendars, reminders, finances, safety, security, social and business communication, shopping, researching, and recreation. We love our applications and the freedom and capabilities they give us.  And, unfortunately, there are those who misuse software to take advantage of others through phishing, scamming, hacking, and other black hat techniques that defraud. cheat and steal. …

User Story Points

Unbundling Gets Back to the Minimum Viable Product

The unbundling of technology is the act of breaking an app into smaller parts, and is what some technology giants are undertaking with their apps today.  They may have released products with too many features, learned that some features are not wanted, or that some users only used a part of the app, while others used a different part. For …

Oil Field Construction

Technology in the Oil & Gas Industry

Like it or not, hydrocarbon fuels are not going away anytime soon. However, technological innovations in the Oil & Gas industry have the potential to impact each of us in a very positive way. If technology helps make oil and gas easier, safer, cleaner, and cheaper to extract and prepare for market, energy prices and our quality of life could …