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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 …

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. …

Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect Much Of The Internet

A very serious bug in OpenSSL, an open-source software library that is used to secure most of the Internet’s sensitive traffic has been discovered and publicly disclosed. The bug is being called “Heartbleed”, has a lot of system administrators and security teams scurrying to secure their systems. OpenSSL is probably a part of your life in many ways. If the …

Getting Real about Production Software

WE DROPPED THE BALL Last week, we got a call from a customer that one of their users had attempted to reset their password and received a “something went wrong” message from their app. Upon investigation, we were horrified to discover that their app had no email service running. Why so horrified? Here was the initial picture of the situation… …

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How to Describe Technology Services

One of the biggest challenge for marketers and search engine optimization specialists is how to describe their service, product, or company image in as few words as possible. One of the most obvious challenges in marketing a technology services company like us is that we are selling something intangible. Intangible because your idea hasn’t been built yet. At this point, …

Oilfield Construction Project Management

Application An end-to-end B2E (Bulldozer to Executive) software solution was needed to enable the oilfield operations of the oilfield industry to streamline their paper-intensive purchase order, fulfillment, and billing systems. From time and fleet management to purchase order and invoicing, this application needed to be a multi-tenant system that could be used by the dozens of users involved daily in …

Entrepreneur leverages custom web app to improve customer service

Luscious Garage is committed to cutting edge technology, both on and off-board the automobile. A new kind of hybrid vehicle service facility focusing on the environment and customer convenience. Application Luscious Garage is an environmentally conscious hybrid auto repair specialist founded in 2007 to serve the San Francisco area. Committed to cutting edge technology, both on and off-board the automobile, …

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Think Tech Works Differently?

You’re Right! Enabling the Modern Workforce By: Lance Vaughn, Founder & CEO, Rails Developer CabForward℠ “Daily commute” has a very different definition to some technology executives and developers. Instead of jumping in a car, crawling on a freeway or tuning into the drive time radio show, we’re more likely to walk down the hall to a home office or collaborate …

Software is Eating the World

by PJ Christie More than a web application on your computer, software is everywhere, in almost every car, television, watch, or appliance. When business owners invest in the creation of this software how long should they expect it to last? And at the enterprise level, when a software application is released, what is the expected life cycle? What is it …

Longevity in Rugged Software Development

by PJ Christie One of the key attributes to Rugged Software Development is Longevity. There are some very interesting articles on the web about the career longevity of a developer. But at CabForward℠, we focus on Longevity of the software in terms of years it will be maintained. We see our value as producing the highest quality software and believe …