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 — …

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 …

Waterfall Method-courtesy of Wikipedia.org

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 …

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 …

CabForward designs and builds apps

Why We Decided iOS-first Over Android for Our Mobile Apps

We are often asked why we decided to develop our mobile apps in iOS rather than Android. And, it goes right back to our general business philosophy of giving our customers the best value for their dollar. It is generally accepted that developing in Android is more difficult, more challenging, more time consuming, and subsequently costs more.  In fact, some …

Project Management

Project management is one of the greatest challenges for the customer as well as the Strategic Technology Partner selected to do the development. We have experimented with several business tools and processes, and are happy to share some of our findings to date. We can also share that engaging with customers before you have your processes in place can cause …

Strategic Technology Partnerships

We have previously published information on selecting your Strategic Technology Partner to keep pace with fast changing business environments, and feel it necessary to expand on considerations that often lie beneath the surface when making your selection. There are many factors involved in the creation of Strategic Technology Partnerships of any kind, but knowing what factors are important in selecting …

How to Select a Strategic Technology Partner

A Strategic Technology Partner to help with keeping ahead of the fast changing competitive landscape is becoming very important to businesses in every industry. Companies are jumping into industry leading positions through the development of disruptive software that changes how processes are performed. Selecting the development company you want as your Strategic Technology Partner is an extremely important decision. There …

Fiserv implements Ruby on Rails for internal apps

Fiserv is the world’s ninth largest software development company in the world. They use Ruby for automation and Rails for internal web apps. We not only taught them how to use Ruby and Rails, but we became their trusted special projects team, as well. Training Fiserv contacted CabForward℠ to provide Ruby on Rails training to a core team of developers …