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Type Checking Object Indexes in TypeScript
TypeScript is a powerful tool, but it has its limitations; sometimes we as humans know better than the computer does on how to use it. This is why we have type predicates - as a sort of escape hatch.
Creating React Native Simulator Builds in App Center
Using App Center for mobile CI/CD is simple, but it does not allow for much customization. Our team requested a simulator build to facilitate automated testing. After some research and tinkering, I was able to come up with a clever (read: hacky) solution.
Implementing a Biometrics Hook in React Native
Biometrics have become a very popular way to authenticate mobile users, and going forward, even desktop users. But does this mean Biometrics implementations have to be complicated and a science?
Build vs Buy: Loyalty Programs
It's difficult to decide which aspects of a loyalty program to handle in-house and which to outsource when developing one. If you find the right mix, you can start an effective program on schedule, on budget, and with the desired effect for your company.
Scaling Innovation: Introduction
How do you scale innovation at your company? Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your team and your company. Scaling Innovation can come in many forms, but it's important to have a clear vision for what you want to achieve.
What Is Product-Focused Engineering?
Product-focused engineers combine their development knowledge with higher-level product priorities to make more effective product decisions that weigh both Product and Engineering outcomes.
Get Ahead by Going Headless
Ecommerce is constantly evolving, and the latest innovation is switching to what's called a headless architecture. As vivid as the name is, the idea is quite straightforward yet potentially transformative for online businesses large and small.
Omni-Channel Loyalty Programs: A Strategic Imperative for Seamless CX
Omni-channel loyalty combines technology and innovative customer experiences to deliver relevant offers at the right time, bringing customers back to the brand regardless of where, when, or how they shop.
Before You Build a Design System, Understand Your Needs
A design system is crucial for unifying the work of product teams, but before you set out to build your own, you should understand the unique needs that your company and product bring to the process.
Using CodePush to Deploy Your App - Why Use it?
Mobile app development is held back by lengthy review and distribution processes - CodePush is a truly agile tool that lets React Native developers put updates into users' hands almost instantly.
Building Brand Loyalty That’s Relevant for Today's Customers
Retaining consumer attention is a challenge and the old ways of running a loyalty program just aren't cutting it anymore. However, a carefully built program, backed by data-driven insights & a keen understanding of your customer base, can be game-changing.
Secure Your Applications Through DevSecOps and ‘Shift Left/Shift Right’ Security
Building software is difficult enough without having to worry about managing the security considerations of an ongoing project. Development Security Operations (DevSecOps) is much more than bolting security monitors and tools to your current application.
How to Champion Digital Accessibility and Inclusion at Your Organization
There are numerous benefits to making accessibility central to your organization beyond bringing in new customers and streamlining the existing experience.
Fundamentals of a Design System You Cannot Ignore
A design system will touch every aspect of your product, but there is no single tool that covers it all. For it to benefit your company and your brand, implement the fundamentals of it, at the very least.
Webinar: Improve Your Customer Experience Through Web Accessibility and Inclusion
We are hosting a live webinar to help you understand the importance of championing web accessibility and digital inclusion at your organization to drive digital growth.
How to Think Like a Product Manager
Product thinking lets you go beyond engineering solutions to existing problems and from learning to define those problems to building solutions holistically and systematically.