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Earth's mechanical graveyard: Ten Forward to sponsor talk on "space junk" on Dec. 1st

Published: November 23, 2016
By Staff

On Thursday, Dec. 1, Ten Forward will welcome the Madison Women in Tech community group into our "space" ... as they host a presentation from Dr. Lisa Rand on all the broken satellites and spacecraft circling the earth. (Read more)

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What I've learned during my first year as a full-time software developer

Published: October 25, 2016
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

It's far too much to include in a single list, but these are a few of my big takeaways. (Read more)

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New Crew Member: Jennifer Gurske

Published: September 29, 2016
By Staff

Our newest intern takes the time to answer crucial questions, like "Favorite emoji?" (Read more)

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Madison teens race against time at community coding competition

Published: September 27, 2016
By Staff

Ten Forward recently volunteered at an event mixing entrepreneurship and programming for Madison-area teens, helping them create unique websites in just two hours. (Read more)

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How to write a good bug report

Published: September 23, 2016
By Brian Samson

Even if you have a technical background, it can be hard to find the words to accurately describe a bug or error. If you're able to provide a thorough account of the issue at the beginning, however, we as developers can in turn provide a much better solution, and much faster.  With that in mind, we've compiled the following tips on how to write a solid bug report, including several examples. (Read more)

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Too much abstraction: When Rails delegation is unnecessary

Published: August 16, 2016
By Zach Boatrite

Rails delegates can make your code cleaner, but be careful to not over do it. (Read more)

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Slack's Meme-Bot: A review, with examples. (Lots of examples.)

Published: July 25, 2016
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Memes for all! (Read more)

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Atlas Providers launches free digital marketplace for entrepreneurs

Published: July 20, 2016
By Brian Samson

Recently, Ten Forward became one of the first tech companies to be featured on Atlas Providers Network, a new digital marketplace partnering with the Wisconsin Technology Council to connect local entrepreneurs and startups with vetted service providers in the area.  (Read more)

Integrating an array column with Simple Form in Rails

Published: July 14, 2016
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Sometimes the first blog post tutorial you find just ain't enough. (Read more)

Don't use colors for Sass variable names (mostly)

Published: July 7, 2016
By Zach Boatrite

Naming color variables after colors seems natural, but I don't think it is as effective as naming them after how they are used. (Read more)

New Crew Member: Cerise Pipson

Published: July 5, 2016
By Staff

Our newest intern takes the time to answer crucial questions, like "Star Trek or Star Wars?" (Read more)

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How to make Github magical

Published: June 30, 2016
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Programming already feels a bit like magic; I just upped the ante. (Read more)

Sprinkling Little Bits of Behavior Using JavaScript Modules

Published: June 14, 2016
By Mark Norman

We often encounter scenarios where we need a small piece of (somewhat) simple functionality on a single page. After a successful 15-minute yak-shave-code-off, we've figured out a solid way to tackle this requirement. (Read more)

What we’ve learned about great client relationships

Published: April 18, 2016

Ten Forward has developed a ton of different projects over the years, but we've turned down a fair number, too; here are some of the characteristics of a client or company that attract us to their project and make us eager to work together. (Read more)

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Startup Weekend 2016 returns April 22-24 to Madworks Coworking

Published: April 13, 2016
By Staff

Have an idea for a startup? Come to Madison's Startup Weekend and get your idea off the ground! Startup Weekends are events that bring together entrepreneurs, designers, developers, sales people and more to create businesses, all in 54 hours. (Read more)


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