Category Archives: BS Corp

Open Source NYC meets up

The Open Source NYC Meetup in Boyle Software's workspaceWe have been thrilled to play host to the Open Source NYC Meetup a couple of times in recent months at our HQ at 42 West 24th. Last week’s Meetup featured a compelling discussion of intellectual property law as it relates to open source development. Topics ranged from the problem of proprietary platforms constructed upon open source foundations to more nuts-and-bolts issues like licensing. Back in July the discussion was all about GitHub in the wake of its acquisition by Microsoft, with people from GitHub as well as GitLab there to answer questions and share their insights.

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Speeding down the road with Vroom

Congratulations 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!

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

Galvanized signs up for HeartyHosting

Galvanized Media's websitesWe 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.

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The World Cup, The Office Pool, and “Am I Winning?”

We are two weeks into the World Cup and there have been some exciting matches.

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

Web accessibility at Boyle Software

WCAG LogoFor 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

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