The hidden cost of offshore development

One of the questions we get asked by our enterprise clients, is if we have considered using offshore resources for our client’s development needs. In the past, we’ve managed offshore teams for our clients, and we’ve found while the initial value proposition is compelling, reality rarely conforms to expectations. Curious Minds does not outsource any…

Killing Flash

It’s been a long time coming, but the writing has been on the wall since the advent of the first iPhone. In a recent press release, Adobe announced that it would “stop updating and distributing the Flash Player,” within the next 3 years. Adobe Flash is dead, and we couldn’t be happier. You might be…

Mapping external domains to sites on your WordPress network without a plugin

In this tutorial, I will show you how to map external domains to sites on your WordPress network, without the use of a plugin. I have found some conflicting information on this process, so I wanted to clear things up. Up until recent versions of WordPress, the best way to do this was with the…

Using CORS and Ember-Data to point an Ember app to multiple backend deployments

At Curious Minds we have developers working from different offices doing backend and frontend work on the same projects, so we need a deployment scenario that allows developers to make local changes without fear of breaking things for everyone, but also to be able to develop against a shared environment so that bugs can be…

Seeding Relations in Ember Mirage with Factories

When we are working on an EmberJs project, for all but the most trivial applications, we like to mock API calls so we can develop the UI of our application independently of the back end. Enter in Ember-cli-Mirage. a really essential library maintained by Sam Selikoff. We’re not going to deep dive into all of…