Web and Mobile Advertising Technology

What is Open-Source Software and How Has it Grown?

December 19, 2014 by Michael Sweeney

WordPress, Linux, Piwik, FireFox, OpenOffice, VLC – what do all of these have in common? They are all examples of open-source software and systems. Open-source is shaping the software and application market, and with tens of thousands of new projects being created every year, you are bound to come across more of them in the […]

The Difference Between SaaS Applications and On-Premises

December 17, 2014 by Michael Sweeney

The way software and applications are delivered to users and companies has changed a lot in recent years. The traditional model of acquisition, known as on-premises software, consists of downloading or installing the software on a computer or server. Prior to 2005, this model was the most common form of software delivery to individuals and […]

Clearcode’s Beer and Bacon Meetup

December 16, 2014 by Michael Sweeney

Sharing ideas, knowledge and experience is one of the most successful ways for individuals to grow within a company, especially within an ever-changing industry like software development. The opportunities to get together with colleagues and have a structured, meaningful discussion are often few – and when you have over 80 employees in your company, the […]

3 Reasons Why Software Development Projects Fail

December 11, 2014 by Michael Sweeney

According to the 2013 CHOAS Manifesto by the Standish Group, only 39% of IT projects succeeded in 2012. With IT now recognized as one of the top-performing and fastest-growing industries, the need for perfect and optimized project execution has never been greater. As with all large industries that comprise of a broad spectrum of projects, […]

Why Branding, UX, and UI Are Critical Elements in Software Development

December 9, 2014 by Michael Sweeney

What does it take to build a successful application? In software development, most people would talk about the technical aspects – thorough planning, a quality codebase, and ongoing support and maintenance. While they are all important to the success of an application, they wouldn’t get anywhere without the seamless delivery of non-programming elements – branding, […]

Agile vs Waterfall: Which Method is More Successful?

December 4, 2014 by Michael Sweeney

Whether you’re manufacturing a car, engineering a spacecraft, or building a house, project-management methodologies are the backbone of any plan, and just like the projects in these fields, software development also requires a solid project-management approach. There are a number of different methodologies in the software-development industry – some are new takes on old methods […]

Why choosing a full-service development company is better than outsourcing

December 2, 2014 by Michael Sweeney

In March of 1955, two ex-IBM employees, Elmer C. Kubie and John W. Sheldon, founded Computer Usage Company (CUC) with the intention of offering computer program-development services. They started off with a staff of five working from their sole office in New York City. By 1967, their staffing number had increased to over 700, with […]

Composer Installer plugin and usage

October 17, 2014 by Michał Gaździk

In the previous article, we ended up having our application and other libraries installed in the same directory. This type of setup isn’t much use in any situation. Also, the code distribution isn’t very readable for development. Hence, we want to keep the application itself in the main directory, and the other packages in a […]

Clearcode featured on The Agency Post

October 9, 2014 by Michael Sweeney

Clearcode have recently been featured on the popular marketing and advertising portal – The Agency Post. We have been included as part of The Agency Post’s Tech Profile series – a series that highlights the products and services offered by a company that provide advertisers and marketers with more effective tools and services. The article […]

Piwik and Piwik PRO featured in TrustRadius buyer’s guide

September 3, 2014 by Michael Sweeney

As the official technology partner for both Piwik and Piwik PRO, we would like to congratulate them on being featured in the TrustRadius Buyer’s Guide to Digital Analytics Software and on scooping up 2 very well-deserved accolades: Piwik Named A Leader in TrustRadius Digital Analytics TrustMap™ for Small Businesses. Piwik Rated Strong Performer in TrustRadius […]