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  • About Swell Development: The Framework We Use

    • March 31 2016, 7:00 am

    • by Wes Sovis

    • General

    Some web development companies will be evasive about the the framework they use, or use a completely proprietary framework that only that company knows how to use. This means if you decide to leave that shop, you need to completely remake your application using an open sourced framework, or hope your new development partner can figure out the proprietary framework of the previous company. In either scenario, this costs you plenty of time and money, and it's not how any reputable company does business.

    We're up front with the ...

  • Federal Government to Increase Virtual Systems by 2021

    • March 29 2016, 1:46 pm

    • by Wes Sovis

    • General

    According to a survey and subsequent report published by a public and for-profit collaboration entity known as MeriTalk, Federal IT administrators hope to increase the number of virtualized systems from 28% to 48% by 2021. The survey was administered to 150 Federal IT professionals, and aimed at assessing the current state of federal IT infrastructure. The survey focused on important data center issues like speed, footprint, security and power consumption. The implications for the web development community are immense, as developing ...

  • Swell Development Joins Traverse City Chamber of Commerce

    • March 16 2016, 10:20 am

    • by Wes Sovis

    • General

    We are so excited to announce that Swell Development has joined the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce for 2016. The advantages and member benefits offered by the TC Chamber made the decision to join very easy for us as an organization. As Swell looks to ramp up our operations in Traverse City, joining such a vibrant organization of small business professionals is an exciting milestone for our company.

    "The TC Chamber will provide a level of visibility within the Northern Michigan business community that few other options ...

  • Networking Tips for Web Developers

    • March 14 2016, 11:47 am

    • by Wes Sovis

    • General

    A stereotype exists that perpetuates the idea that web developers are introverted individuals who prefer working in a dark corner, rather than working in teams. In this stereotype, developers lack social skills, are loathe to make eye contact with others, and their basic hygiene leaves something to be desired. In response to this persistent stereotype, we protest the generalizations that follow around respectable developers around the world.

    As a rule, web developers have spectacular hygiene habits. The rest, well, is somewhat ...

  • Project Planning in Web Development

    • March 11 2016, 9:16 am

    • by Wes Sovis

    • General

    Plan Your Project - Save Time and Money

    Let's Do More for Less

    Perhaps the most important aspect of a web development project is the coordination and communication between the developers, project manager and the client. It's no understatement to say that the end result of the project is very often determined in the critical opening phases of any project. Proper planning and scope ...

  • Ransomware Hits Mac Computers

    • March 8 2016, 3:10 pm

    • by Wes Sovis

    • General

    Last week, the 24-hour news outlets reported the first recorded instances of Mac computers that were attacked by ransomware attackers. It's been reported that these hackers used "keRanger" ransomware by means of corrupting a software program called Transmission, which is a common program for transferring data through BitTorrent.

    Ransomeware has been receiving plenty of attention over the last year or so. Ransomeware is a type of malware that, ...