About 10 years ago, Art+Logic christened its homebuilt project tracking and management system. At our Annual Conference that year, we voted on the name “Trantor.” I’m not a sci-fi nut like most of my colleagues but, apparently, the name comes from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series. Trantor was . . .read more
Who ARE we? You may have noticed that we changed our logo. We felt it was time to revise our design so it continues to represent our unique blend of art and logic while also connoting the kind of strong, solid, and innovative work we do. How to achieve this goal sparked some amazing conversations about who we are . . .read more
Art+Logic announces the launch of a new software incubator called the Art+Logic Lab. This incubator lab will focus on developing a working prototype of a selected software project. This first iteration of the lab will target the music technology and professional audio...read more
Milestone-driven software development is Art+Logic’s proprietary, iterative development process based on proven agile principles. Each iteration contains all phases of a project: requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, and delivery. Software is built incrementally from the start of the project instead of trying to deliver it all at once. This approach helps teams respond to unpredictability by promoting consistent and frequent opportunities for feedback.read more
At its simplest, a blockchain is a distributed database of transactions that are cryptographically linked to form an incorruptible chain. Transactions are grouped together at intervals to create a 'block.' Every new block depends on its ancestor block being unaltered....read more
I’ve had the pleasure of working with many internal development teams in my career in software development. For our company, working in partnership with internal development teams is, in fact, a common project type. Clients call on our particular services for any...read more
Disruption has been the buzzword in tech for the last half a decade or so, and I thought it might be interesting to detail how disruption has personally changed my life as it simultaneously changed the fashion industry. First, let’s define a few terms: Ready to wear...read more
Prior to the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927, live musicians accompanied motion pictures in movie theaters. After the integration of synchronized sound, live musicians were no longer necessary. Protesting this technological advancement that took away their jobs,...read more
I may live to regret this analogy. But let’s consider this a PSA for the purpose of maintaining your software application . . . perhaps co-sponsored by your local ASPCA or Animal Rescue. I frequently find that clients think of their applications like a very heavy...read more
Amid the OS updates rolled out last week, one of the iOS updates may have passed by the casual observer or novice application developer with little notice. iOS 11 no longer supports 32-bit applications. Technically, there’s no reason to not support 32-bit...read more
Software development has moved through several ages as both technical innovation and the cultural evolution driven by those technical innovations has moved from the early adopters through the late adopters and permeated our expectations of what technology is. But, now, we’re seeing a wave of projects driven solely by applications just getting long in the tooth.read more
I still run into a lot of companies that have the expectation that software development can be done on a fixed-price basis. They’re either still used to waterfall management style, or dealing with goods vendors, or, maybe a few are still running into software...read more
Boston March 1911 Icy wind blew the pages of the young man's book from beneath his near-frozen fingers. His tattered gloves helped little. He huddled in an alley finding what warmth he could behind a bakery. The scent of baking bread made his mouth water but he dared...read more
A couple of us were among the 100,000+ attendees at the recent NAB Show in April. If you’ve never been to the show, it would be kind of tricky to describe it fully since it’s rather broad and all-encompassing when it comes to media and digital content. The National...read more
The first thing I learned by starting a business is that it's best just to do something. If you have an idea for a business, and you love the idea, and you believe it to be a good idea, then just run with it. If it doesn't turn out great, or even if it fails, learn...read more
Now, just hold on a minute. I’m not trying to say that SXSW is broken or somehow inefficient. Stop yelling at me. Look: SXSW has been around for about 30 years at this point. And it’s grown exponentially in that time. I started going to peripheral music events around...read more
A Practical guide to Mining and Transferring Tokens of Your Own Private Cryptocurrency "Which cryptocurrency is better? Mine, of course! Please don't make me sign up to another service, just let me trade Ether and create Tokens ..." Like many old-school developers, my...
Last time, we got into the nitty-gritty on how to make your web application into a Progressive Web Application (PWA to its friends). I promised we'd dig even deeper this time, and show you how to make your web app a little more 'native' on Android - and how to deal...
It's project kickoff time, and you're having a conversation with your client about what form the application will take: Client: I'm thinking mobile app. Our users will definitely be using this on the go. Dev: Sure, we can do a native mobile- Client: Mind you, we'll...
Cloud Computing shines in a cost-benefit analysis; virtually unlimited resources are available at a moment’s notice, and resources must only be paid for if and when they are needed. Unlike dedicated servers, Cloud-based resources scale quickly & automatically to respond to peak loads. They can also provide fault tolerance via replication both within and between data centers. Understanding the pros and cons of the different approaches available to scale your app up is critical to long-term project success.