• Jan 27 2017

    Foit, Fout and Perceived Performance

    BY: Donald Bickel
    As web developers, we strive to provide the highest fidelity interface and experience for users of our sites and applications as possible. From the use of responsive web design, SASS, CSS3, Flexbox and JavaScript frameworks we exercise every technique and option to bring the latest to our users. With great power comes great responsibility and that means dealing with FOIT, FOUT and providing the perception of performance to our users.
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  • Jul 28 2016

    Dealing with Technical Debt

    BY: Donald Bickel
    Hopefully by now it has become apparent that it is nearly impossible to avoid accumulating technical debt while building software and systems. The question is not so much whether or not you are going to take on technical debt but rather how quickly, what kind and what you are going to do about it in the long term.
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  • Jun 30 2016

    Identifying Technical Debt

    BY: Donald Bickel
    Naïve/Reckless/Unintentional Technical Debt aka Mess Naïve Debt, Reckless Debt and Unintentional debt are different names for a form of technical debt that accrues due to irresponsible behavior or immature practices on the part of the people involved. In our experience it is very rare to find this kind of technical debt stemming from conscious irresponsible development behavior. However, it is very common to find this kind of debt originating from developers not trained in current and robust development techniques, when little architectural planning has taken place or the toolchain the development team uses is immature.
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