Category Archives: Java

NPM and friends

npm logo[A couple of months ago, the open source community and npm were rocked by an author’s unpublishing of a module called “kik.” This unprecedented action, which brought down scores of projects that were dependent upon the kik module, was the result of a dispute over ownership of the name “kik” itself. Nestor Fedyk has some interesting things to say about this dispute. Read on… — The Editor]

This is a late response to this article about the deletion of the “kik” module from npm. Most people have sided with either Azer Koçulu or npm on in this dispute and it sort of became quite at “the moment .”

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Boyle Software wants you!

Boyle Software technologiesBoyle Software continues to roll with great project work for our clients both new and old!

Most positions are based here in New York City or nearby in the tri-state area. Smart local developers with a passion for open source technologies should check out our various opportunities and email us their resumes!

We’re looking for both back- and front-end Web developers and mobile engineers, drawing on a wide array of languages, frameworks, and platforms: Java, PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, iOS/Objective-C, JavaScript, AngularJS, NodeJS, HTML/CSS, SaSS, etc. Sound like the stuff you like to use or want to learn? Send us your resume now!

Bitcoin accepted here

bitcoin logoWhen F.A. Hayek wrote his book “The Denationalisation of Money” (1976), as imaginative as he was, little could the Nobel-prize winning economist have imagined bitcoin. When I read it in grad school, his book sparked questions more than offering answers. How could this work? The future then remained open. It wasn’t clear what exactly technology might deliver over time, yet technology would push this question. Of that I was convinced. (And I had some ideas that I worked on, but that’s for another discussion…) Enter bitcoin.

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Anticipating Java 9

Java 9(Relatively) recent press from Oracle has announced a reaffirmed commitment to introducing a standard modularity component to Java, currently slated for a 2015 release as part of Java 9. The prospect is certainly exciting for those well-versed in dealing with versioning-issue woes or lengthy-downtime deployments across a distributed environment (often manageable with external tools, but an inherent headache with standard Java). Continue reading

Ogilvy: Promoting Hope

Ogilvy logoBoyle Software has been working for Ogilvy & Mather for almost a decade now and could not be happier supporting such a bold, global, high-end agency.

For example, check out this award-winning, viral ad they created for Google India, called “Reunion.” Wildly successful, it has even generated real, political talk of easing travel restrictions between India and Pakistan.

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Supporting NYU

Boyle Software is proud to continue a long tradition of work for New York University.

We did our first work for NYU over ten years ago; and last year we expanded the relationship and started migrating various schools and departments to the University’s implementation of the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) content management system.

Last month we started designing and developing new, custom functionality for NYU, including coding new AEM components. In addition to CMS work, we continue to assist several NYU departments with UX design as well as a broad mix of front- and back-end coding.

A school as large, global and diverse as NYU will always have new technology challenges; and we’re thrilled to play a part in crafting smart solutions for them.

If you missed it, please check out this blog piece about Uwe Kristen’s discussion of responsive design, given a couple of months ago at NYU.

Dstillery comes on board

Dstillery logoWe are very happy to have a new client added to our roster! Formerly known as Media6Degrees, Dstillery provides consistent digital advertising across a user’s multiple devices. Dstillery uses browsers’ IP addresses to associate them with mobile devices, allowing cross-device advertising †. They’ve built a strong foundation by helping marketers target prospects that are scientifically proven “most likely to care” about their brand. With clients like Citi, Allstate, Nationwide, and Williams & Sonoma, Dstillery has quickly become a company that recognizable, high-power brands turn to when trying to get their message out in new ways.

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Congratulations to Field Goods!

Field Goods logoWe would like to salute our client and partner Field Goods! They have just been awarded a $50,000 federal grant to assist in developing the next generation of their innovative platform, using smart technology in new ways to bring together New York state farmers and local Hudson Valley consumers. From Schenectady to Yonkers, Field Goods links the Empire State’s food producers directly into groups of subscribing consumers who each get a weekly mix of local produce, the freshest fruits and vegetables.

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