Our Favorite Posts of 2022
Our Favorite Posts of 2022 In 2022 we resumed meeting in person, we pumped the brakes on crypto, we watched the World Cup, we tried to purchase Taylor Swift tickets. And the software world kept spinning. Here at The Gnar we found we had a lot to say over the last year. Here are…Read More
Gnarly Learnings From June 2022
We love reading, watching, and listening to constantly update our skills and learn new perspectives. Here are some of the exciting pieces we learned from this month. Goodbye, useEffect In this talk, David Khorshid discusses the awkward undesirable aspects of using useEffect to handle side effects. Specifically, useEffect’s proclivity for entering infinite loops and React…Read More
What’s the True Value of Mobile Apps?
In a world that’s becoming increasingly mobile-first, apps are a critical component of any company’s business plan. As a retail or QSR brand, can you get away with relying on third-party apps to connect with your customers and grow your business? A new study reveals that proprietary apps drive customer loyalty—and even correlate with more…Read More
Who Owns Innovation in Your Company?
If innovation at a company is a single person’s responsibility, then that company probably isn’t very innovative. In order to lay a solid foundation for true innovation, the entire C-Suite must collaborate and share responsibility. Even better? If leaders foster innovation within their teams, each employee will be more likely to feel empowered to aid…Read More
Why the Future of Health Care is Mobile
When it comes to technology adoption, healthcare lags behind other industries. In the coming years, though, mobile adoption in healthcare will be a must. Mobile apps create efficiencies within provider teams and enable streamlined communications that can directly and positively impact patient care. In a mobile future, the healthcare companies that aren’t mobile-first may fall…Read More
Persuading Your Team to Embrace Change
If your colleagues are resistant to change, you’re not alone—“active inertia,” or the tendency for people and organizations to seek comfort in the old ways of doing things, is a common characteristic of most workplaces. As a leader, though, it’s your job to coax your colleagues into acceptance of (and perhaps even excitement for) the…Read More
Two Principles for Delivering Powerful Presentations
The art of storytelling, highlighted in two of guiding principles: “Bad decisions make good stories, but don’t forget all the good decisions that make good stories, too.” “Tell a story, don’t read a script. People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint.” Read more.Read More
When Should Your Company Develop Its Own Software?
Creating your own custom software to bring innovation to your market or to create more efficient operations can be a strong growth driver. But the buy-it vs. build-it decision is a critical one. If buying the software you need just isn’t possible, building it may make sense. But there’s no denying that’s a challenging path,…Read More
February Gnarly Learnings #1: An Introduction to Propshaft
What an exciting couple of months it has been for the Rails community! Rails 7 was released in December of 2021 and this month we are welcoming Propshaft. David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH), the creator of Rails, released a post on Feb. 11 introducing the community to the new and improved asset pipeline for Rails. While…Read More