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What is on our Tech Radar for 2019?

With 2019 officially kicking into gear, we decided to check in with a few members of the Chariot team who’ve revealed some of the technologies they will be looking forward to working with, or paying attention to, in 2019.

Not sure about Kotlin on Android?

I’ve been developing in Java for over 17 years on both client and server side. I don’t get involved with the JVM-based “language wars”, quietly frankly it’s because I’m not overly passionate about programming languages. That’s not to say that I don’t have preferences or enjoy languages it’s just that I choose not to put … Read More

What's New in Ionic 2

Now that Angular 2 is final, I thought I’d take another look at Ionic 2. With an Ionic 2 Release Candidate also available, hopefully everything will be a bit more stable from here on forward… (Hopefully.) In any case, here are some of the differences I’ve found in Ionic 2 compared to Ionic 1: The … Read More

The State of Angular 2.0: Are we there yet?

At Chariot, we've been Tracking the replacement of AngularJs with a from-the-bottom-up rewrite called Angular 2 for over a year and a half now. Let’s look at where the framework stands as it has released RC2 late last week and RC3 today.

Data At The Speed Of Life – Reactive IoT Applications in Scala with Angular2

I had recently come off of a three year contract and found myself with some time on my hands. I was interested in working on an application that interfaced directly with some sort of small device. The director of our company, Don Coleman, had done a good bit of work with small devices so I spoke to him about the possibility of building a small application around those devices. He agreed to it and offered to assist from the hardware end. Our director of training, Ken Rimple, was researching the Angular 2 JavaScript framework at the time and offered to build the UI for the application. We eventually decided that we would build a demo to display at our booth at the 2016 South by SouthWest conference. This post explains our approach and some lessons learned.

Has Microsoft turned over a new leaf?

For the last twelve years, when someone asks what technologies we work with, the short answer has been “non-Microsoft.” But it seems the times, they are a’ changin.