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Z-Wave Controller

  • Meng Wu
  • 8/14/2015 12:26:00 PM
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            In the last article, I talked about home automation using z-wave technology. Today I will talk about one of the z-waves controller "veralite" and how to setup automation with it. Veralite is a smart z-wave controller that can give you easy control over your lights, camera, thermostats, door locks and more, plus you can receive text and email ...

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

  • 8/6/2015 12:19:00 PM
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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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Desktop Applications

In a day and age when almost everything we could want is available online, it seems people are forgetting about desktop applications. Desktop applications may seem out of the loop but when you need something where reliability is a number one priority, a desktop application should be strongly considered. Imagine its 4:30 on a Friday afternoon and you need to access some data on ...

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Google Voice

  • Meng Wu
  • 6/24/2015 1:43:00 PM
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Google Voice is a phone/message/voicemail management service by Google. The service provides one U.S. phone number free of charge to each user account. You can download Android/iPhone apps to make/receive a call or send/receive a text message from any carrier for free within U.S.   Users in the U.S. may place outbound calls to international destinations at very cheap rates. For example, a call ...

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Thoughts of a novice programmer...

  • 6/16/2015 1:44:00 PM
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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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Software and the Cloud

Software and the Cloud The Cloud. This term is thrown around a lot these days. It use to be only the IT industry but now there are many more industries that leverage the power and capabilities of the cloud. The term “cloud” is used to describe a place that exists in the online world. It can be a place where people collaborate on documents ...

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Your Mission Statement

I truly believe that change cannot be avoided if you intend on your company to grow.  I also believe it's important to communicate those changes first to your employees, and then to your clients, so that everyone has a clear understanding of our purpose and reasons to exist. That usually starts by developing your company's Mission Statement.  A mission statement is a single sentence ...

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Building a Single Page Application? Use Angular!

  • 4/28/2015 2:52:00 PM
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Single Page Applications (SPA) are quite the rave today, and rightly so! Bringing the "cool factor" to your website has never been easier. Picture your web application working like a desktop applications, with beautiful, seamless transitions from page to page without the appearance of the entire screen re-loading! With SPAs, there is no need to pause the application and reload the entire screen because ...

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Expand your home entertainment with an HTPC

                   HTPCs have been quickly gaining traction in the PC world. HTPC stands for Home Theater PC, and what makes them so desirable is that they are capable of playing all different types of media.  Gone are the days when PCs had to be large towering desktop eyesores. A fully customized computer can be built in a ...

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