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 …

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Consumer Grade Drones Grow in Popularity

The government is still wary of them, but filmmakers, journalists, wanna-be nosey-pokers, and the kid in most of us, all clearly want hobby level consumer-grade video drones.  Proper names for commercial and military drones include unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA).  We created some specialty mapping software for use …

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 …

How RideScout Changes Local Transportation

RideScout is providing vast transportation options to bustling communities. Getting from point A to point B in the United States is easier than our ancestors ever envisioned. The introduction of the personal automobile removed most barriers to personal and family mobility, creating today’s situation where the majority of drivers commute in 5-passenger vehicles with only a single occupant. Many drivers …

Entrepreneurship in TIDE

We have discussed in previous posts how the opportunity for business entrepreneurship has broadened tremendously in recent decades as advancing technology has enabled digital transformation on an unprecedented scale. Your next door neighbor may have an idea for the next market-changing wizzy-whig, and is on the internet searching for off-the shelf, market-proven, components, and someone to put them together in a …

What is DevOps?

DevOps, a combination of the words “development” and “operations,” is more of a philosophy than it is a process. At its core, it’s simply about better collaboration between development and operations teams. Its purpose is to help an organization rapidly produce digital software products and services and improved deployment frequency, which can lead to faster time to market, lower failure …

Ruby on Rails is Open Source (free) Software

Poodle Bug Discovered

Exerpts from an article by Nicole Perlroth: Poodle Bug Marks Third Major Security Flaw Discovered This Year First there was Heartbleed, then Shellshock, and now Poodle, yet another serious security vulnerability in yet another widely used piece of software that went unnoticed for years. This time, the Poodle vulnerability — which stands for Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption — …

Combining Technology, Innovation, Disrption with Entrepreneurship

Disruption and Its Role in TIDE

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, defines Disruption as radical change due to the introduction of a new idea, driving a different way of doing things, in a revolutionary way as opposed to an evolutionary way. Others call it “creative destruction.” Disruption is happening all around us, particularly in the knowledge and flow-of-information fields. We have made some inroads into industries that …

Innovation and Its Role in TIDE

In this series of articles about TIDE, the acronym coined by Lance Vaughn of CabForward℠ in Austin, we are examining four factors contributing to the rapid societal changes we are experiencing today: Technology, Innovation, Disruption, and Entrepreneurship. Innovation is about finding a better way of doing something, and differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing …