We here at EchoDitto enjoy exploring the new and cool ways technology is reshaping our world.
The LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) is something I learned early on in web development. It's modern, scalable, and most of all -- simple. You can get up and running in a matter of minutes with powerful tools to let you focus on writing code and not pretending to be a sysadmin.
Aaron Swartz was, by all accounts, a brilliant and passionate mind. He dropped out of high school to begin changing the world at 14, was a dotcom millionaire by 21, was indicted on federal charges at 24, and committed suicide at 26.
For most, the Internet is still something experienced through the written word. So much for the information revolution; we still access most webpages through an interface that would be all too familiar to Gutenberg and his ilk.
The HealthCare.gov fiasco is a timely case study in how "big" is a liability in today's age of radical connectivity. Big institutions - a giant federal bureaucracy, huge technology contractors, and a bloated government procurement process - spent over $500,000,000 creating a glorified webform -- and failed. But these big organizations never stood a chance, and smaller, more agile, and nimbler firms and processes could have mitigated these risks which now threaten the President's legacy.
I didn’t expect to find a QR Code camping in the mountains of Vermont. In fact, stranded without cell service for several days, I had almost forgotten my phone was anything more than a weird shaped flashlight.
This post was co-authored by Michael Zamora, an intern with EchoDitto this summer through Harvard's Institute of Politics. For more info on Michael, you can head here.
Mobile is the future of the web.As more devices are built at consumer-friendly price points, more of your site visitors will come from what we currently consider "mobile devices" (perhaps soon to be just "devices?") From iPads to Android tablets, the Kindle Fire to smartphones of every size and sha
It’s no news that voter turnout was one of the key determining factors in this year's election.
Over the past few years, EchoDitto has done some of our coolest work in an area widely neglected by other development firms: integrations between Drupal and Avectra. Case in point: Scouts.ca.