Mobile App Development: Native vs Hybrid

Your company needs a mobile app and you want to save money (of course). You want the app live last week, and you’d really like to avoid hiring Android and iOS devs on top of your existing web team. In light of these considerations, going the hybrid route looks like a pretty good option. Hybrid mobile […]

EMR Interoperability and the cost of Healthcare

Healthcare in the United States costs far more than in any other country in the world, and yet the quality of the care Americans receive is rated 11th among first world countries. The high price of healthcare burdens employers, increases the national debt, and historically has left many without access to healthcare. We all want […]

Beacons in Healthcare

Thus far, IoT technology has had a minimal impact on the healthcare, consumer goods, and transportation sectors. Healthcare in particular is rife with opportunities to take advantage of IoT. Of the many classes of connected devices, beacons hold the most promise to have an immediate impact on hospitals and care centers in the coming years.

Performance Tuning in Grails 2.4.x: Part 2

In Part 1 I shared how I recently tuned an internal time tracking and invoicing app built on Grails 2.4.x app in order to make it perform more quickly. The app is hosted on AWS (Ubuntu) and served using Tomcat 7. Part 1 spoke about Java melody and 2nd level hibernate caching.

Performance Tuning in Grails 2.4.x: Part 1

Over the weekend I made performance optimizations to an internal web app that we use for time tracking and invoicing. The app runs on tomcat and is built using grails 2.4.2. Grails 2.4 included some major changes including asset pipelining. This is the first time I’ve tuned a grails app, and I had to do […]

back me up

Rapid evolution of technology have many of us wondering what’s next. In the past 20 years, we have seen enormous changes to the way we socialize, work, learn, and relax. In witnessing this acceleration of technology, there is no reason to believe that it will slow, barring cataclysm.

Filedart 1.0 Released

Today we launched a new productivity app for Mac OS called Filedart (filedart.com). Filedart allows users to share files and screenshots in seconds. Drag a file or take a screenshot and your file is on the cloud. A URL is instantly in your clipboard, ready to be pasted into chat windows, emails, or sharing tools. […]

We Heart Trello

Agile project management software. Neat little colored digital cards moving left to right. To do, in progress, done. Backlogs, teams, and burndown charts. Flurries of emails – sometimes useful, sometimes not, often routed to folders and never read. Up until recently, most of us made exclusive use of feature rich tools like Jira, Pivotal Tracker, […]

Managing from India – 5 tips

I’m writing this post from Mysore, India where I’m working for the entire month of February. Coming here was a nail-biter for me, but not because of typical western concerns like bedbugs, heat, smog, or monsoons. What terrified me was the idea of traveling all this way and not being able to do my job […]

How to Tell When a Meeting is Pointless

Meetings. When used correctly, they lead to synchronized teams, informed stakeholders, and better requirements. They help to identify issues affecting an organization. They’re great for resource planning, sharing vision, and all kinds of useful stuff. A clear, focused meeting energizes the participants. These meetings are a force for good. These meetings make the office smile. […]

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