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The Difference Between Front-End and Back-End Programming

The key to success for managing software projects is to have an understanding of your developer’s skill set and in which scope of work they specialize. Knowing which person is best suited for particular tasks guarantees that your project will finish on time, using the right technologies. As a front end developer producing web pages for clients, the last thing I ever thought of ...

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Cutting Time Where It Counts

As workers in the tech industry, we all know that time is always a concern. Even seemingly small hiccups can end up pushing back release dates by days or even weeks. Sometimes a slight delay is unavoidable, but sometimes a client just absolutely needs the product on time. Depending on the situation this can result in a negative image towards the company. So how ...

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Palm Beach Software Design: Empowering Employees with Big Ideas

As one of the newest members of Palm Beach Software Design, Inc., I have noticed some distinct advantages of having a tight programming and software development team over some of the larger, onshore-offshore programming business models, and I’ve learned exactly “why” Palm Beach Software Design, Inc. refuses to outsource work and adopt this business model. For starters, this is the first software development company ...

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Programming – Where To Begin?

Whenever a new project appears, as excited as we may get as developers, we have to pause for a minute and think about what this actually means. This means that we have to start planning and taking a closer look at the project as a whole. This means looking closely at the requirements, developing a plan, assigning resources, and delegating work among other things. ...

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The Importance of Testing

Have you ever been browsing a website and found something that just didn’t work? If you have, you might realize that stuff like that sticks out and is often easily remembered. But when a website or application works well, you don’t really think about it. This is why testing is such an important piece of the development process. No matter how big or small ...

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Web Design Tips

Every now and then I’ll be aimlessly browsing the web and stumble across websites that don’t really behave the way I would expect a website to behave in 2015. Here are some tips that are best avoided. Flash! While Flash works fine on modern desktop web browsers, it is outdated and requires a separate plugin. This is tricky because there are many users out ...

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How Do You Lead?

A huge part leading a successful business is leadership. Leading is not exactly an easy task either. Everyone is different and each of us responds to things differently. As leaders, we have a responsibility to steer the entire organization in the direction we want to go. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your team. Recognize hard work – ...

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Internet of Things (IoT), tons of public IP Addresses?

The first few things that certain people think about when they hear the word Internet are Computers, smartphones, tablets and may be smart TVs. Today, in almost each household in the US, there is at least one cell phone and one computer. According to Satisfa.com, there were about 123,229 million households in the US in 2014. That makes at least 246,458 million connected devices ...

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About Palm Beach Software Design

I’m Mark Turkel and besides being a bit of a technology nerd, I’m also CEO and Senior Software Architect for Palm Beach Software design.  PBSD has been in business since 1989, and we have 7 employees and a fantastic track record of successful projects.   Now you may be asking what a Software Architect does. Well like any Architect, we design software for our clients.  ...

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Thoughts of a Novice Programmer

So I am going to deviate from my previous blog which was a brief introduction to Angular.js towards some server side code I did over the weekend. It was a 'code' weekend for me and I pretty much spent each day learning something new. It was fun, and exhausting! Anyways, what I am sharing today is how to make custom Data Annotation Attributes! In an ...

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