10 Ways to Select an Awesome Digital Product Agency

Connecting with a strong digital product agency is becoming very important to businesses in every industry to help with keeping ahead of the fast changing competitive landscape. Companies are hurling into industry-leading positions through the development of disruptive software that changes how processes are performed. This digital transformation is the biggest opportunity enterprise has seen for decades. However, we must …

Open Source VS Proprietary Software

The Battle: Open-Source Versus Proprietary Software

Open Source Software Rules the World A recent study indicates that eighty percent (80%) of businesses embrace open source software over closed-sourced proprietary software. Price used to be the most important reason businesses selected open source, but that is rapidly changing. Open source provides stronger security than proprietary software and offers better quality. Eight out of ten companies today choose open source based on …

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 …

Parrot Bebop Drone

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 …

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 — …

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 …

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 …

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 …