When to Use What Coding Language

originalThere are literally hundreds of coding languages. Most serious coders know a few; I doubt anyone knows all of them – which is totally fine, because the languages you need to know will depend on the kind of work you hope to do.

So, okay, yes, the fundamentals of programming transcend the variances between coding languages. That makes adapting to a new type of coding a little bit easier. But if you’re going to work on an Android app, it makes sense to use the coding language that is its basis. Same can be said for creating Apple apps or building websites or working with Microsoft…

The Rise of the Robots: Making Software Smarter

wall-eblog2016 was a huge year for artificial intelligence and machine learning innovation. From the historic AlphaGo victory over some of the world’s best Go players to Boston Dynamics and their apparent quest to make humanity irrelevant, the rise of the robots has really captured the world’s attention.

However, it’s not all fun and games and poking robots with hockey sticks. Artificial intelligence is starting to shape the way we live, the way we work and the future of mankind in general. Until recently, a manually written computer program would tell a computer what you wanted it to do…

We’re a B Corp!

B the ChangeCovintus is very proud to announce we are a Certified B Corporation as of April 2017!

What is a B Corp?

The B stands for ‘Benefit’!

B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.

Covintus was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our…

The 7 Principles of Universal Design for Coders

UniversalDesignYou can’t please everyone, but you can design software that is considered valuable by the widest possible user base. That’s the idea behind Universal Design (UD), a set of best usability practices created by a coalition of architects, product designers, engineers and academic researchers.

The Center for Universal Design promotes UD for applications in housing, public facilities, outdoor equipment and all commercial products, including enterprise software and apps…