We had a perfect day last week for our annual summer party with co-workers, family, and friends! This year we ventured down to the South Street Seaport where we boarded a Circle Line Cruise for a trip out to The Statue of Liberty which we followed with a trip to Fresh Salt for drinks and snacks. Continue reading
Happy Independence Day from all of us at Boyle Software. Stay cool and enjoy your fireworks, barbecues, picnics, or whatever celebrations you may have planned!
We are pleased to announce that Galvanized Media has brought two of their most popular websites onto our HeartyHosting platform. As of July 1st, both Eat This, Not That! and Best Life are now on Boyle Software’s powerful cloud-hosting service, optimized for the kind of high-traffic these media sites receive on a regular basis. We have been handling overall development of Galvanized’s WordPress sites for several months now, but we are really happy that they have selected HeartyHosting for this pair of flagship properties.
At the New York office, we decided to make it a bit more exciting by starting up the ole office pool. 8 people each got four random teams. The team owner of the World Cup winner wins the pot of “Friendship Points.” I drew Costa Rica, Panama, Senegal, and Germany. Continue reading
For frontend developers the main goal these days is to make sure websites can easily be viewed on a mobile device. If the page layout is not responsive it becomes inaccessible (or at least difficult to access) on a phone or tablet.
But there are other (and often much more serious) accessibility considerations to be taken into account : making sure that web content is also accessible to people with disabilities.
Here are the results of our recent, internal, UN-scientific survey of open source packages that we’ve used in the recent past. Its a long, sorted, de-duped list, but neither comprehensive, nor hierarchical. Still it gives a sense of the breadth and scale of the open source code in almost all modern software development projects these days. Enjoy.
Yesterday’s Tech Day NYC event, held at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s west side, was jam packed with the kind of bustling energy we’ve come to expect from this annual event, with countless start-ups showing their smart ideas off for potential investors (and each other). Once you made your way in and onto the exhibition floor – no mean feat, even early in the day! – you were met with an overwhelming throng of baby businesses as well as some established companies.
With innovative use of IoT sensors and smart, real-time reporting, New York City-based Energy Metrics is building a great business helping clients achieve significant power and dollar savings. Concentrating on three key real estate-centric verticals – financial institutions with retail outlets, hotel chains, and co-location data centers – EM is showing companies a path to greater energy efficiency and big savings on their bottom line. And Boyle Software is lucky to have EM as our latest client!
On May 2 Lev Gimelfarb, Boyle Software’s VP of Research and Development, gave an overview of our Node.js-based framework x2node and provided a demo of it in action during his excellent Tech Talk at Boyle Software’s NYC Headquarters.
Guests learned about the capabilities of this complete, lightweight, and ready framework which was initially released last year.