Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Implicit Conversions
I’ve been writing Java for a long time, but over the last few years, I’ve had the itch to shift my primary language towards one that isn’t afraid to add cool new features, backwards compatibility be damned. And so, buoyed by the enthusiasm of my fellow Nerds, I’ve begun digging into Scala.
Continue reading Scala Development with IntelliJ IDEA
Every so often we like to feature one of our Nerds and have them share a little bit about themselves and what they love to do both inside and outside of The Nerdery. Continue reading Profiles in Nerdery: Laura Briggs, Dog Rescuer Extraordinaire
Do you have the need for speed?
There are many reasons for needing to have a project done quickly. Some of the most common reasons for a timeline-driven software project include fiscal year requirements, marketing campaigns, product pitches and trade shows. Continue reading Timeline-Driven Software Design and Development
Supporting organizations and events that enable more women to enter and thrive in the technology world is one of The Nerdery’s core community initiatives. We’re always looking for opportunities to spread the word about the many great groups that are working to bridge the gap between women and technology, so here’s a roundup of just a few of our favorites.
Continue reading A Few of Our Favorite Women in Tech Groups
Every so often we like to feature one of our Nerds and have them share a little bit about themselves and what they love to do both inside and outside of The Nerdery.
Continue reading Profiles in Nerdery: Kurt Schmidt, BMX Legend
You’re invited to a semi-formal, four-course dinner and silent auction presented by The Nerdery and Extra Life Nerds on Saturday, October 17 at 5 p.m. at The Nerdery’s Bloomington office.
Continue reading Dine at The Nerdery for the Perfect Cause
Every so often we like to feature one of our Nerds and ask them to share a little bit about themselves and what they love to do both inside and outside of The Nerdery.
Continue reading Profiles in Nerdery: Laura Shields, Dinosaur Hunter
Right now, Spring is the de-facto standard framework for Java-based development, especially in corporate environments. Usually when we talk about Spring, we’re talking about web development using Spring MVC. While Spring is still hugely popular, in recent years we’ve seen a number of lighter, simpler frameworks *ahem* spring up that can make simple web development much quicker and easier. So, is Spring on its way out?
Continue reading Why Bother with Spring Boot?
Our collaboration with composer Eric Whitacre to be featured at BBC Proms
In choral-music circles, Eric Whitacre is among the genre’s rock stars. An innovator in many ways, Eric hired The Nerdery to create a mobile app that he envisioned would allow his audience to become part of the performance by using their mobile phones, on his cue, for a shared musical experience.
Continue reading Deep Field App: Royal Albert Hall, Here We Come
The goal of nearly all content is to convey a message and spark an emotion. In software, content is brought to life with interaction and animation, which join together to add further meaning to words by the software’s medium: the user interface. Maybe you want your interface to help the content move you when you see it, feel it when you click it, or grok it while you read it. In today’s digital age, software stands as one of our most expressive mediums brought to life for the user. Enter creative coding: a development approach or technique that unifies design and technology to portray your message with great depth.
Continue reading The Art of Creative Coding