Last week the Boyle Software family got together for a party (as we do). The reasons for gathering were endless – to celebrate the start of a new season, to catch up with coworkers, customers and old friends. But perhaps the biggest reason of all: an empty floor at our 42 W 24th office before construction begins.Continue reading
alt attribute is mandatory. It serves several important accessibility purposes. That’s why it is the first guideline of the Web Content Accessibility Guide (WCAG).
We all have seen the most well-known example of the purpose of alternative text: a broken image. In order to make the original intention of the image accessible even if it can’t load the image the browser displays the text as an alternative.Continue reading
A web accessibility statement provides your users with information about the accessibility of your content. It shows that you care about accessibility and demonstrates social responsibility.
Last week I took an MTA bus for the first time in a few years and was reminded how slow it is to get anywhere by bus in nyc. It seemed to take forever to go even a few stops and let’s not mention how late I was to meet my friend for dinner.Continue reading
Microsoft just released its latest version of their Edge web browser. This one is called “Canary” and is based on Google’s Chromium. Hopefully it will be stable and more-robust than previous versions.Continue reading
The past two weeks have delivered two new product rollouts from the teams over at Google. One announcement comes out a little quieter, while the other has been long anticipated and sees the tech giant enter into an industry for the first time. Both show significant moves being made by Google to innovate within new spaces.Continue reading
5G, abbreviation for fifth generation, can be chiefly considered as the fourth industrial revolution in technology. 5G provides a great segue into the world of new generation of radio systems that will revolutionize lives, economies, and societies in many ways. Thereby, unearthing new business partnerships/opportunities, revolutionary applications, and breakthrough services.
The Open Source NYC meetup group hosted their February meeting at the Boyle Software Chelsea office last night.
Despite the snow there was a decent turnout to kick off a new open source initiative.Continue reading
Let’s say your web-application communicates with a 3rd party service and this service is somewhat fragile. Either because of its fragility – or for some other reason – under no circumstances do you want your application to bombard this service with concurrent requests. Whenever a component needs to make a request to this service, and there is already another request waiting for a response, the new request should wait until the previous request completes.Continue reading
In a New York Times article titled The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class the author brings to light a very serious issue – universities and colleges across the country are turning away students who want to study computer science.