Speeding down the road with Vroom

Vroom.com's homepageCongratulations to our client Vroom.com for successfully securing a new round of funding worth $30M – a great start on the road to the larger goal of raising $70M over the next few months. Vroom, for whom Boyle Software has done work since 2016, has restructured this year in a push for profitability.

We wish our partners at Vroom continued success in their pursuit of being the best online marketplace for used automobiles. We are proud to be a part of the team!

How I became an Apple fan boy

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I grew up in Ukraine and got a chance to deal with computers early in my life. As an average 8 year old boy I preferred playing Prince of Persia rather than doing anything meaningful, but a few years later I wondered what is needed to make my own game and started reading about programming using Basic. This was something new, mostly because of the language difference.  It’s much easier to understand the meaning of commands GOTO or PRINT when they are your native words. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only issue. Continue reading

Lazy loading in Chrome Canary

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In a good restaurant the food is usually served whenever you are ready for it. The waiter serves the entree after the appetizer. Same with the dessert, it will be served when the customer is ready for it to be consumed. Google Chrome soon will serve media in a browser similar to the way food is served in a restaurant. Via built-in lazy loading.
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Alexa Auto SDK – Now Available!

Amazon recently released a new SDK that will make it easier for developers to integrate their virtual assistant, Alexa, into vehicles. In keeping with Amazon’s goal of having Alexa available wherever needed (even outside the house), this latest tool is likely to make their customers happy when they’re able to ask their car to remind them what’s on their grocery list as they’re on the way to the store! Continue reading

FCC admits cyberattacks not real

Back in May of last year, the FCC’s website went down. At the time, the agency blamed it on DDoS attacks – a claim that was disbelieved by many, especially net neutrality supporters because the timing coincided with a relevant segment John Oliver did on Last Week Tonight that presumably drove large amounts of traffic to the site with an intent of voicing opposition to a net neutrality repeal. Continue reading

Introducing the new Dstillery.com!

For the last few years, I’ve been working closely with Dstillery to develop a variety of consumer tools within the digital advertising space. As we collaborated with data scientists and engineers to create tools for their clients to manage and understand their audiences, it felt like a revamp of the corporate website would be in order. With every new product, we were enabling their customers the ability to effectively understand their data. We wanted to convey to potential customers that same feeling—data isn’t scary. Continue reading