CouchDB Views

CouchDB Views

CouchDB is a pretty amazing technology, but it is a little unique. With many data stores, you just query data. You can do that with CouchDB’s Mango queries, but CouchDB’s primary way to query data is by using views. Views are pre-created, much like...
Caddy

Caddy

A lot of the software we build involves hosting some part of it on a web server. Today, most of what we host is hosted in the cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service). This means we don’t have to look into some more classic hosting options such as Apache or IIS; the...
Designing for On-Prem

Designing for On-Prem

We all build everything for the cloud, right? Sometimes we get very focused on a small world, often believing that all software is some cloud-focused startup. But that isn’t accurate. Much of software development isn’t geared toward the cloud; it is geared...
Primitiveness

Primitiveness

“Sufficiency, completeness, and primitiveness – Achieving sufficiency and completeness means ensuring that a software component captures all the important characteristics of an abstraction and nothing more. Primitive- ness means the design should be based on...
JavaScript Events: An Introduction

JavaScript Events: An Introduction

Yes, JavaScript Events. Without them, the world wide web would be a dystopian wasteland of static HTML. Without them, we’d still be relying on blink and marquee tags to jazz up our LiveJournals. Fortunately, this is not the case. The modern web runs on...
Canvas API

Canvas API

Canvas is one of the biggest names in the learning management software (LMS) space. It is used by major Universities across the country, and we use it for Nebraska Dev Lab and our Advanced Continuing Education. LMSs provide an online structure for courses and content....
Dysfunctional Teams

Dysfunctional Teams

Teams is clearly an attempt by Microsoft to eat the space created by Slack, the product we used before Teams. We, like many people, switched to Teams because it was already included in our Office 365 subscription. Effectively using Teams instead of Slack saved us...