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Brant DeBow

Chief Technology Officer

Brant DeBow is BiTE’s co-founder and CTO. He knows pretty much everything there is to know about Behavior Driven Development, and is a highly sought after speaker on the competitive advantage of new technologies. He’s an amazing teacher and a pretty good indoor skydiver.

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The Problem With Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

Five questions you should ask before starting a new project. Staring into the abyss of mobile development can be scary. The development options are numerous. Should you choose native? Cross-platform? Web app? Naturally you may want to use your internal development team, but if you don’t already have native mobile developers you may be considering …

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Manage Mobile App Development and Release with Git-flow

Git is an amazingly powerful version control system, and git-flow helps you use that power in a coherent and safe fashion. I am a huge fan and proponent of git. It offers an incredible mix of flexibility, speed, tools and widespread adoption. Here’s a rundown of how it works in a running project:  Only two …

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Choosing the Right Server-Side Language and Platform for Your Mobile App Development

Ultimately, the choice is a balance between your comfort level and the project requirements. There is no single language and platform that can do it all, but with the right questions you can narrow down your search and find the solution that fits your project. Here are the questions you will need to ask to …

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Why Android Fragmentation Isn’t a Problem (Anymore) in Developing Mobile Apps

Google has done a remarkable job solving the problem of development fragmentation with their implementation of Google Play Services.  A Brief History The Android landscape was in a precarious position in terms of development. On the positive side, it was rapidly exploding with several manufacturers releasing a multitude of devices. This barrage of so many …

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App Store Curation: An Open Letter To Tim Cook

App Store Curation: An Open Letter To Tim Cook One has to admire JLG’s tenacity: He’s offered up this piece of advice as the App Store hit 250k, 500k, and 1 million apps. But his argument is sound. He calls on Apple to follow Michelin’s century-old idea and offer a highly opinionated, curated guide to …

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What Steve Jobs Wouldn’t Have Done – stratechery by Ben Thompson

What Steve Jobs Wouldn’t Have Done – stratechery by Ben Thompson Ben Thompson looks at the change that others have noted in Apple after Monday’s keynote. His take is that Apple, under Jobs, had a healthy fear of 1997 – the year they were 30 days away from missing payroll and had to get bailed …

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Apple agrees to buy Beats for $3 billion; adds music veterans Iovine, Dr. Dre to staff $AAPL

Apple agrees to buy Beats for $3 billion; adds music veterans Iovine, Dr. Dre to staff $AAPL The rumor is now official. However, there’s still a lot of puzzling pieces here: Is Apple moving away from it’s “One P&L to rule them all” strategy if it operates Beats as a completely separate brand? Apple is …

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Apple integrates LLVM compiler to boost WebKit JavaScript performance

Apple integrates LLVM compiler to boost WebKit JavaScript performance This is a bit technical, but we’ll distill it down a bit. There’s essentially three levels of computer code that can be executed: machine code (written directly in assembler), compiled code and interpreted code. Machine code is the fastest, but very hard for normal humans to …

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