Author: Daniel Boterhoven

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Getting the most value out of your investment dollars is typically at the forefront of any investor’s mind. Application development is a complex and unpredictable process, so having your investment funds depleted due to unexpected complications is unfortunately commonplace. As always, it’s important to do your research before committing to any project, and in light of the aforementioned unpredictable nature of the app development, due diligence...

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In this video, Daniel explains the two key areas of an application, the frontend and the backend. Each has it's own purpose and responsibilities. Both are needed in order for an application to operate and there are important reasons for the distinction between the two. Transcript G’day, I'm Dan, Founder and Developer at Denim Development. Today I'm going to be talking about the different parts of a web...

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In this video, Daniel Boterhoven provides an introduction into Progressive Web Apps. What they are, how they've come about, and how they can benefit you and your business. Included is a demonstration of how to install a PWA to your device home screen. Transcript G'day, I'm Daniel from Denim Development. Today I'm going to be talking all about Progressive Web Apps, what they are, how they've come about,...

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High demand for apps and software has seen a corresponding increase in the cost of hiring developers. Often, this cost reaches beyond the budget of many businesses. However, no-code and low-code development platforms allow for a drag-and-drop style of application development, which bypasses the need for developers. This cost reduction has made application development viable and popular for many businesses. However, as with all software development...

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In this video, Daniel Boterhoven provides a high level overview of why Cloud Architecture has replaced traditional methods of hosting web and mobile applications. Transcript G'day, my name is Daniel, I'm from Denim Development. Today i'm going to talk all about Cloud Architecture; what it is and how it's evolved. So, typically you would have a web server sitting behind a web or mobile app. Traditionally this would...

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Apps can be built in many different ways. Your project requirements will ideally dictate which development approach is the right one for you to take. But, being able to align your requirements to an approach is a difficult task, even for those in the industry. Knowing the different application development methods, however, is fundamental to choosing intelligently. Today I’m going to discuss these methods and outline...

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Till recently, there has been a clear distinction between web applications and mobile apps. A web application is accessed via a web browser, either on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Mobile apps, on the other hand, are installed via the App Store or Google Play. Each have their own benefits and limitations - web apps are more accessible, but mobile apps provide better functionality...

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The once in a century situation that we see ourselves in leads to great uncertainty for everyone. The stress of not knowing what our employment status might be in three months’ time, let alone six, can have a significant impact on our happiness and well being. It’s times like these when you might find yourself wondering what you can do to diversify your income streams, particularly...

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Cloud Native

Heard of Cloud-Native Applications (aka Cloud Apps)? This has been a buzz word for a few years now - since Matt Stine’s 2013 Pivotal talk, in fact. Think of them as the next generation of web or mobile applications. In this article, I’m going to talk about what makes Cloud Apps so great. Also, why you should be seriously considering migrating your traditional applications to Cloud Apps,...

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