Web accessibility at Boyle Software

WCAG LogoAs 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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Open Source Survey Results

OSI Keyhole LogoHere 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.

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Adobe Buys Magento

Adobe Software announced today that they are buying Magento. Just like Day Software’s CQ a few years ago, this is another good package we like, have experience with, integrate with, frequently recommend to our customers and now it is also part of the growing Adobe portfolio. I think Adobe is reading our mail.

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Google’s Duplex AI Assistant: The Future is Here!

Google DuplexAt Google’s annual I/O developer conference a few days ago, Google presented their new AI system – Duplex – which can make phone calls and schedule appointments.

What makes this technology groundbreaking is that Duplex is able to have a very human-like conversation without the person it is speaking to suspect that they are talking to a machine. Continue reading

Tech Day 2018

Pier 94's entrance for Tech Day 2018Yesterday’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.

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New Client: Energy Metrics

Energy Metrics LLC logoWith 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!