Tag: web development

5 Ground-Breaking Sitecore 9 Features Revealed at the 2017 Sitecore Symposium

Sitecore has long remained an industry leader in content management and digital experience platforms, and it continues to live up to its reputation. Sitecore has unveiled a compelling new feature set at the 2017 Sitecore Symposium. Among the vast number of enhancements to the platform, the list includes… Data integration / Connectors: Sitecore has revamped…

Is CraftCMS Right for You?

Web developers have a lot of tools at their disposal, one of them being Content Management Systems (CMS). There are many different flavors of CMSs. Some cost more and are mainly used for enterprise clients like Sitecore, and others are free, open source options like Wordpress. If you’re looking to get a blog up and…

What’s our Edge?

Productive Edge has been growing like crazy, and it’s getting noticed. For the past two years, we were named to the Inc 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies, and we were recently also named to the Crain’s Fast Fifty as one of Chicago’s fifty fastest-growing companies. So, what is it about PE that’s making such…

Top Insights from the 2016 Google I/O Keynote

The 2016 Google I/O Conference proved Google’s commitment to providing solutions that continue to blend technology into users’ daily lives. As in recent years, Google presented new technology offerings with the intent of giving developers access and the ability to continue improving products in an open environment. With their visions seemingly driven by artificial intelligence…

User Experience & the Scientific Community

User Experience is full of surprises. Each challenge is a bit different, necessitating a unique approach. Good User Experience (UX) achieves the goal of the software and meets the expectations of the user. Recently I was invited to speak about User Interfaces & User Experience during the Future Trends in Nuclear Physics Computing workshop at…

Developing Effective Behavioral Change Technology

Many industries now use technology as a tool to alter human behavior, so for technology development agencies to stay competitive it is paramount they understand the concept of Behavioral Change Technology and have the ability to implement it. Powerful consumer electronics, ubiquitous satellite Internet connections, and interactive software applications have changed the way we behave….

Introducing ActiveWeb – framework for rapid web development in Java

A day has come for all good men (pat on the shoulder)… to announce ActiveWeb. For those who do not know what this is, ActiveWeb is a Java framework for rapid development of web applications. The reasons why I developed it are many, but dis-satisfaction with the current (bizarre) state of affairs in Java is…