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What's Next? The Mobile Ecosystem and What You Need to Know

Written by Nick Van Weerdenburg

PhoneGapDay 2016 happened in Salt Lake City last week and it was great to see how the mobile ecosystem is evolving. For me, it was a perfect start to 2016 and offered an opportunity to ponder 2015's many innovations (such as Angular 2, Ionic 2, Native Script, and React Native) and what that means for mobile strategy in 2016. 2015 Recap 2015 was an interesting...

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Launch! Why the Angular 2.0 Beta is Now Your Most Important Initiative

Written by Nick Van Weerdenburg

The Biggest Web Software Release in Years The release of the Angular 2.0 Beta is a massive release with far reaching effects for a huge portion of the web application industry. The transition from server-side applications to client-side Angular 1 and single page applications has been extraordinary over the last 3 years. With the release of Angular 2, all of that massive investment and...

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Dispatches from ReactEurope in Paris, France

Written by Nick Van Weerdenburg

This month, Rangle had the pleasure of being the lead sponsor of ReactEurope 2015 in Paris. Having used ReactJS and Flux architectures in about a third of our projects in the last six months, we were very excited about this event… And what a fantastic event it was: being well organized, with an amazing roster of speakers and talks. Seth Davenport, one of Rangle's senior...

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UX and the Sad Reality of Specifications

Written by Nick Van Weerdenburg

Rangle.io has a unique learning culture. We are focused on a very specific technology (modern JavaScript and HTML5 applications) and a very specific process (Lean UX design with agile continuous delivery) and we've applied these practices to over 2 dozen projects. That has led to certain truths emerging over and over. Truths I'd like to present here, alongside some suggested solutions. The Central Problem:...

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Lean UX and Our Real-time Fusion of Design and Development

Written by Nick Van Weerdenburg

No contractors. Face-to-face teams in the same office. Integrated design and development. Frequent delivery. Validated UX. The application becomes the core design element. This is how we roll at rangle.io, with an intense real-time fusion of design and development. We haven't been talking about it enough, and I'm embarrassed to admit we've been under-representing our amazing design team on our website... something that we...

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