If an organization really wants to empower its users, it needs a way to provide maximum power to the user with both safety and security. APIs allow you to design a solution that's not simply the average of these extremes, but rather provides 90% of the power with 99% of the security.
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Skylight's Nick Bristow is one of the world's leading experts in technology accessibility. Here, he has been working with our government clients to deliver digital services that are accessible and meet the needs of all users.
Containers enable software portability across a wide range of computing environments. Here's what you need to know about their budgetary, technical, and organizational value.
Skylight's Geoff Mulligan is one of the world's leading experts in smart cities and IoT systems. Here, he has been working with our government clients to engineer open and interoperable IoT solutions.
Josh Dorothy's career path has taken him from lawyer to DevOps engineer with the U.S. Digital Service before joining Skylight. Here, he has been working with our government clients to engineer great developer experiences through DevOps.
Integrating bug bounties into government's DevSecOps processes can produce far more robust and secure digital services. Here's a look at our new bug bounty solution.
A lighthearted, mock email between two government program managers discussing the immediate benefits of API enablement as a precursor to modernizing a legacy system.
Kin Lane's career path has taken him from software engineer to one of the world's foremost API experts before joining Skylight. Here, he has been working with our government clients to improve their use of APIs. His advice for people thinking about joining us: Do it.
A brief story of our experience submitting a proposal to DARPA to conduct research on the latest Low Power Wide Area Network technology.
To rescue a failing program, you must protect the four freedoms of enterprise system development.
A preannouncement for an unsolicited proposal to construct a microconsulting services marketplace platform, which we plan to pitch to the entire federal government.
Several months ago, we published a blog post series on a concept called Agile Share-in-Savings. We received a number of positive reactions, as well as some worthy counter-arguments.
Until a more robust model for measuring technical debt is developed, we suggest using a simple formula for measuring the "badness" of a codebase in order to facilitate system improvement decisions.
Case management systems are commonplace and largely overlap. Agencies and vendors should consider innovative models for cooperating with one another in order to reduce duplicative efforts.