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 …

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 …

Caution: Disruption Ahead

TIDE: Waves of Disruption

TIDE is an acronym we have been using at CabForward℠ to describe the power of Technology, Innovation, Disruption and Entrepreneurship in our rapidly changing world, launching us into a Star-Trek-like future. TIDE reflects the digital transformation that is taking place in all industries globally. TIDE challenges the complacent with new ways of living and working. Impending disruption is seen on …

User Story Points

Unbundling Gets Back to the Minimum Viable Product

The unbundling of technology is the act of breaking an app into smaller parts, and is what some technology giants are undertaking with their apps today.  They may have released products with too many features, learned that some features are not wanted, or that some users only used a part of the app, while others used a different part. For …

CabForward Traits

Society of Rugged Developers

We all trust software with our daily lives, finances, safety, government, communication, business, and general happiness. But, how far should that trust extend? The Society of Rugged Developers is wading into the topic of ruggedness, because when it comes to software, it needs to be so much more than just secure. It has to be ruggedly reliable and defensible against …

Discovery Session

To Build Or Not To Build?

It is a foregone conclusion that the future of all computing – consumer and enterprise – is mobile. Consumers are busier, move quicker, and expect faster tools to improve their daily activities. Employees are consumers. In both cases, businesses must decide which tools their users require and then move quickly to fill that need, or else risk the likelihood that …

Cab Forward View At CabForward℠

CabForward℠ adopted, from the inset, agile software development practices and lean process controls. Those practices are a very good fit for our philosophy and the way we want customers to feel about being in control of their project. We have had some missteps along the way, as all businesses do, but we always strive for excellence in every engagement. Whether …

1975 American Motors Pacer

Cab Forward Vehicles

In this series of discussions about how we selected the company name CabForward, we’ve looked at the origin of the term, how railroads addressed often horrific conditions experienced in Tunnels and Steam Locomotives, and, in this post, research how this cab-forward principle is being used in automotive applications. American Motors Pacer The first modern mass-produced, U.S. automobile using the cab …

Forward Thinking CabForward

The CabForward Name

Why Did We Select The Name CabForward℠? Simply put, it evolved from forward thinking. Here’s how it happened. Our founder, Lance Vaughn, wanted to develop a company that truly puts the customer in control of the development process. Having an extensive consulting background, he had seen close hand the waterfall development process that included the customer in the initial design …