Brian Geary

Brian is a true believer in the Agile process. He often assists the development process by performing the product owner role. In addition to his technical background, he is an experienced account manager with a background in sales and customer service, as well as graphic design and marketing. Brian’s role at AndPlus ranges from marketing to sales and everything in between. Brian brings 10+ years of design, marketing and account management experience to AndPlus.

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Immutable.JS - Yet Another Javascript Framework?

By Brian Geary on Jul 9, 2018 9:05:00 AM

We talk a lot in this blog about programming frameworks and how they help developers do their jobs in various languages. It seems at times that for any given programming language there is an endless list of frameworks available. This is great for us, because it gives us an endless stream of material for the blog.

Topics: JavaScript
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Ayla for IoT

By Brian Geary on Jun 18, 2018 9:05:00 AM

There’s been a good deal of talk, in this blog and elsewhere, about the brave new world of the internet of things (IoT) and how it will transform our personal and business lives. The talk has been accompanied by no small amount of hype, with pundits proclaiming that there will be anywhere from hundreds of millions to trillions(!) of devices connected to the internet in the near future.

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Fresco vs Picasso vs Glide

By Brian Geary on Jun 13, 2018 9:05:00 AM

Images in apps and web pages are a bit like electricity, or the internet itself: You don’t notice them until they aren’t there. And when they aren’t there, the experience can be unpleasant.

When an image loads slowly or not at all, it’s easy to blame the network connection or the size of the image. However, there’s actually much more to it than that. An app’s ability to load images quickly depends in large part on the efficiency of its image processing routines, which use complex algorithms to load images as fast as possible without degrading image quality.

Topics: Image Loading
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Java 9 Modules

By Brian Geary on Jun 11, 2018 9:05:00 AM

In the world of software development, enhancements in development tools and platforms tends to be incremental. Certainly, new tools, frameworks, and platforms that ease the job of software development or software project management come along with sometimes mind-spinning regularity, and we have discussed a good number of them in this space. But after that initial release, revolutionary enhancements of those tools in functionality, capability, and ease of use are pretty rare.

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Amazon Workspaces

By Brian Geary on Jun 4, 2018 11:30:00 AM

In enterprise computing, somewhere between the era of punched-card computers and the rise of the personal computer, there was the heyday of the mainframe and the “dumb terminal”—a keyboard and a monochrome monitor with no graphics capability, no mouse, no speakers, no webcam, no USB anything. One mainframe computer could support a large number of simultaneous users who logged in via these dumb terminals; they neither knew nor cared where the actual computer was located.

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Docker, Kubernetes and the World of Containers

By Brian Geary on May 30, 2018 9:05:00 AM

A friend recently shared an item on Facebook that described the top 10 developer excuses, including things like “it worked yesterday” and “you must have a virus.” The number one excuse: “It works fine on my machine!”

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