Disrupt an industry through Deflationary Economics

One of the most powerful implications of the rise of the Internet over the last 20 years has been the slaughter of exiting offline industries. As each year passes it seems only inevitable that every offline industry will be decimated by the rising tide to move online. The Internet is so powerful against incumbent offline […]

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Create a News Feed in Laravel 4

One of the most common features of “Web 2.0″ applications is the News Feed. A News Feed is basically a single stream of activities, posts or updates from the people you follow or are connected to in the application. The News Feed concept was of course made popular by the likes of Twitter and Facebook, […]

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Design Inspiration #124

Design Inspiration from Wedge & Lever, Atmospheir, Drew Wilson, Beep and Themify! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. Wedge & Lever http://wedgeandlever.com Atmospheir http://www.atmospheir.com Drew Wilson http://drewwilson.com Beep https://www.thisisbeep.com Themify http://themify.me

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“Your margin is my opportunity”

One of the most famous quotes from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is, “Your margin is my opportunity”. Over the past decade, Amazon have mercilessly targeted industry after industry to cut the margins of the existing companies in order to offer a lower cost alternative to consumers. Whilst Amazon have become better known for applying this […]

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Using View Composers in Laravel 4

Two important mantras of writing good quality code are Don’t Repeat Yourself and Abstraction. Every component in a computer system should only have one representation. If you find that you are repeating yourself, it’s time to perform an abstraction. Don’t Repeat Yourself is a well understood concept in computer programming and something that you are […]

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Design Inspiration #123

Design Inspiration from Bugsnag, Engine Yard, Zirtual, Cactus and The Lifecycle Adventure! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. Bugsnag https://bugsnag.com Engine Yard https://www.engineyard.com Zirtual https://www.zirtual.com Cactus http://cactusformac.com The Lifecyle Adventure http://thelifecycle.roblutter.com

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How to ensure your software project is delivered on time

One of the big problems with creating software either for a client or inside an organisation is project management. Software development is notorious for being delivered late and over budget. The problem seems to exist for organisations both large and small, and even when outside consultants are brought in to specifically manage the project. Public […]

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Laravel 4 Cache as a Service

Cache is an incredibly important component of a web application stack. If you are not caching the data in your application you will likely hit premature bottlenecks and your users will suffer with slow response times. Implementing caching is a big step towards scaling an application and will significantly reduce the overhead of your application. […]

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Design Inspiration #122

Design Inspiration from Paper, Peek, Unvael, Built and 20Jeans! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. Paper https://www.facebook.com/paper Peek http://www.peekcalendar.com Unvael http://www.unvael.com Built http://builtthings.com 20Jeans https://www.20jeans.com

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Health startups and connected networks

The last 10 years of technology innovation and the rise of the Internet have created and destroyed many industries. The shift from atoms to bits and the revolution of enabling connected technology like the smartphone have changed the landscape of some of the most rigid and incumbent industries. Music, publishing and physical retail are just […]

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