At some point or another every designer will face a project that requires some prototyping preliminary work. Believe me when I say that deciding what tool is right for you can be overwhelming, and borderline discouraging. There is a vast collection of tools out there with a multitude of features that don’t always fit the […]
Ever since Apple released iOS 7 on September 18, 2013 there has been an ongoing conversation about the advantages and disadvantages of Skeuomorphism vs Flat Design. The irony to Apple’s introduction of flat design in 2013 is that Microsoft had already been doing this since 2010 when they released Windows Phone 7. Before Microsoft’s introduction […]
Previously I posted an article called the benefits of converting your custom SVG icons into webfonts. We touched base on the history of pictograms, their communicational value and most importantly why we still use them today. I concluded that exporting my AI files into SVG icons made it more feasible to convert my vector graphics […]
When it comes time to take that idea you’ve been honing for the past several months, and turn it into a prototype or a product, chances are you’ll need a cloud provider to host servers. Generally, when one makes this decision, it’s a no brainer. Go with Amazon EC2 right? Or Google Compute Engine? Rackspace? […]
C++ is everywhere — many of the applications that run on Windows and Linux are written in it, not to mention that most of the gaming industry depends on C++. Open source uses C++. Many similar programs won’t match the performance of C++, but in specific cases they are ‘good enough’ and generally easier to learn. No language is the be-all-end-all, but we think we can rest easy knowing that C++ will always be around, despite the newer, sleeker languages emerging. Developers will continue to hate on it because it’s bloated, and difficult to learn, but in reality, it’s functional and fast.
Most of the reasons for switching from one database to another runs on a case by case basis. There’s surely no one-size-fits-all when it comes to databases. Unless there is a strong reason to make the switch, it’s usually not a priority for companies. While MySQL and MariaDB seem to be the easiest shift because they are in the same ecosystem, the considerations from MySQL to NoSQL is quite another story.
The merit of Docker lies in its ability to allow two or three times more server instances on a given server than with virtual machines. This is a promising tool for the future of development, but even after the Docker 1.0 release, glaring flaws remain.
Pull requests are awesome for fostering teams, giving teams a way to review code, learning from the requests, and starting new conversations about building great software. You and your team should be utilizing them for a variety of wonderful reasons we outline here.
As we mentioned in our “Crash Course in Startup Stock Options” post, startups often offer stock options in lieu of market rate compensation. Say you’re employee number 5 at Snapchat, those stock options are worth far more than you could have dreamed to make in salary alone at your average company. This is the scenario that enables […]
Software development is constantly evolving as we seek to create frameworks and tools for ultimate efficiency. Here at Jixee, we value the importance of staying up-to-date on current trends and are continuously learning, especially with the buzz around new libraries like React.js, which is creating quite the stir in the developer community. ‘Isomorphic Apps’ is […]
Mentors are one of the most valuable resources you can provide yourself and your career. A great mentor will guide you, help you, and possibly take you under her wing, and nurture your career goals. Typically, the mentor is someone who is in a position you are working towards and a person whose working style […]
[Editor’s Note: This post is written by Jixee CEO, Rishi Mathur. Rishi is a lifelong software engineer and successful entrepreneur. Rishi has lead engineering for various solutions at companies like AEG and Gorilla Nation. As an entrepreneur, he has started four successful companies, including the technology consulting firm RKM Group, the cloud hosting service SmartyCloud, and was most recently the lead developer and […]