Google to Phase out Support for Flash… Now What?

Earlier last week, Google revealed plans to phase out support for Adobe’s Flash Player in its Chrome browser for all but a handful of websites. The company expects the changes to roll out by the fourth quarter of 2016.   What does this mean for the typical person using Chrome? Later this year Adobe’s Flash Player will be ...

The Right Dev Tools for the Job

Three Software Development Tools Worth Considering   Think of a software developer’s toolkit as your handyman’s tool belt. There are many types of wrenches and screwdrivers, and in some cases even the “wrong” tool will ultimately get the job done. The problem is that it’ll take longer and might not be built as sturdy as ...

Server Frameworks Part 2: Spring, Ruby, Revel

Part 2 of Server Frameworks Spring The Spring Framework is an open-source application framework that aims to make J2EE development easier. Unlike single-tier frameworks, such as Struts or Hibernate, Spring aims to help structure whole applications in a consistent, productive manner, pulling together best-of-breed single-tier frameworks to create a coherent architecture. The Spring license falls under ...

Server Frameworks Part 1: Node, Express, and Django

A web framework or web application framework is a software framework that is designed to support the development of web applications including web services, web resources and web APIs. Web frameworks aim to alleviate the overhead associated with common activities performed in web development.  For example, many web frameworks provide libraries for database access, templating ...

Books Every Software Developer Should Read

Reading Makes Better Coders – At Digital Foundry, we feel engineers should always be coding, collaborating with peers, having fun, and investigating new technologies. We also encourage team members to read industry reference books in an effort to stay current on software planning and implementation best practices. For these reasons, Digital Foundry maintains a digital ...

Five Books Every Product Owner Should Read

Product Owner Development – Digital Foundry maintains a library of books that it considers to be important for product owners running digital projects. These titles address various topics, but we feel the books contribute to developing a well rounded product owner and help satisfy the continued educational requirement of the product owner role. In general, ...

Strategy Books Every Digital Executive Should Read

Strategy Refreshers – Digital Foundry has worked on hundreds of digital projects ranging from early modem-to-modem e-commerce and database-driven websites in the early 1990s to digital service design and IoT system implementation in the current year. Through the years, we’ve recognized a common pattern among our clients. Those that have a collective understanding of their ...