Built to be Rugged

Rug·ged adjective (of ground or terrain): Having a broken, rocky, uneven surface. “That is a rugged mountain face.” Synonyms: rough, bumpy, stony, ragged, craggy, uneven, chiseled. (of a manufactured object, i.e. a machine): Strongly made and capable of withstanding extra rough use or handling. “Military gear is built to be rugged in all types of environments.” Synonyms: strong, tough, sturdy, …

Reliability and Resilience

The Difference Between Reliable and Resilient Software

And why it matters Digital product objectives and priorities differ from company to company, but one thing remains: everyone wants their apps to work. As the user, you want to be able to do things easily and conveniently. As a product owner or provider of a service, you want your customers to be able to do what they need to do when …

Believe Me Account Screen

App Disrupts Movie Distribution Industry

“Let’s make an app for that!” Michael B Allen, Alex Carroll and Will Bakke founded Austin-based Riot Studios in 2010 after they had produced the documentaries, Beware of Christians and One Nation Under God while in college. Their work struck a strong chord with a big audience, and their team had a great combination of business and creative tools when …

Digital Screens

How Important is UI/UX in the Modern Digital World?

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing environment, your business priorities most likely sound similar to this: 1) generate new revenue streams, 2) enhance brand identity, and 3) increase customer engagement. These goals are increasingly being accomplished through a digital web or mobile app designed to make it easy for your customer to engage with you. When it comes to crunching the …

The R&D Age and TIDE

I was recently pondering the relationship between old style Research and Development and how R&D fits into today’s conversation about TIDE and the digital transformation that is coming about. Do you remember the late 70’s/early 80’s when owning a personal computer first became possible but justifying the cost of ownership was tough, even for a business? When the desktop computer became …

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 …

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 …

Mobile devices are altering our life and work styles

How Things of the Intranet Disrupt Industries

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 intranet as being a private, secure, portion of the Internet reserved for a company and its employees. Intranets change constantly because organizations are continually experiencing change and their intranet has to …