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Mug Retrospective 2020

Logan Leger on January 08, 2021

Every year around the holidays we send out gifts to our clients and friends to show appreciation for their support. We like to send out custom coffee mugs and beans. We’re huge coffee lovers at NewAperio so it’s nice to share our joy. Even if you don…

Tags: Company, Business

Mutiny!

Nicholas Scheurich on January 04, 2021

I’d like to announce our second open source Elixir library— Mutiny . It helps ensure that records you consider immutable from a business perspective behave as such in your database. To start using Mutiny, simply add it to your dependencies: Let’s…

Tags: Elixir, Open Source, Programming

10 Years

Logan Leger on December 30, 2020

In January of this year, NewAperio achieved a signifcant milestone: 10 years in business. I had planned on holding a big birthday bash, inviting employees, clients, and friends to celebrate this milestone and the part each of them played in getting…

Tags: Company, Business

Transitioning to a Fully Remote Team

Logan Leger on December 15, 2020

If you had asked me at the end of 2019 if I thought we’d be terminating our lease a year later, I’d have said “no way”. I love our office. It’s a vibrant, welcoming space that we put a lot of intention into designing. Plus, we’ve had an office…

Tags: Company, Business

Updating and Deleting from Temporary Assigns in Phoenix LiveView

Logan Leger on August 07, 2020

Phoenix LiveView is a great library for building real-time, reactive apps that are rendered server-side. We've used it in both large-scale, complex apps and simpler admin dashboards in order to build rich user experiences without the overhead of…

Tags: Elixir, Phoenix, LiveView

Design Sprints in the time of COVID

Logan Leger on July 29, 2020

Design sprints have become crucial to our workflow when kicking off projects with new clients. They have become especially fundamental for our work with clients where we’re building a product that has never been released. The reason for this is two…

Tags: Design Sprints, Lessons Learned

Releasing Assert Identity

Logan Leger on May 06, 2020

I’m pleased to announce a new Elixir library called AssertIdentity . It’s a small helper library for ExUnit that provides assertions useful for comparing data structures by identity. AssertIdentity really shines in applications that leverage Ecto…

Tags: Elixir, Open Source, Programming

Connected Care Press

Logan Leger on April 07, 2020

Connected Care is a new mobile app that lets you keep track of a loved one's care and well-being. It was originally conceived by Dr. Jim Rhorer to help keep track of his elderly mother who is aging-in-place and share updates across his large…

Tags: Business, Company, Press

COVID-19 Preparations

Logan Leger on March 17, 2020

As the world is dealing with the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I sent the following to our clients about our preparations. Our team is already remote and we have a liberal work-from-home policy. That means we’re already set up to work…

Tags: Business, Company

Iowa Caucus App Failure and Lessons Learned

Logan Leger on February 04, 2020

Earlier this week Iowa held the first primary in the 2020 US presidential election. What was supposed to be an organized process that reported results within a few hours ended with trickling reports of delays caused by mysterious ”coding issues” in…

Tags: App Development, Best Practices, Business, Lessons Learned, Mobile Development

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