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Applying Open Source Principles to Increase Access to Medicine

Open source principles lower barriers for researchers to impact human health

Through the Open Source Malaria consortium, high school chemistry students took on the challenge of reproducing Daraprim, an essential medicine according to the World Health Organization. They shared the data they generated and received mentorship from scientists worldwide, successfully recreating the drug within a year.

Caching and The Web: One Site's Optimal Pattern is Another App's Slough

Caching Optimization Isn't One Size Fits All

Even though the Internet has become six orders of magnitude faster in the last twenty years, there’s no way to move information around the world any faster than about ⅕ second. That's where caching comes into play. And which caching technique you choose depends on your use case as the optimum caching for a repeated-use application is at odds with the optimimum technique for marketing sites.

Recent Acquisitions of Cloud City Development Clients

Three Cloud City Development Clients Acquired Recently

As a full-service design and software consultancy we get to help clients in their time of need and, if we do our job right, make a difference for that client and its customers. While all projects have their own goals and guideposts, all, including those for True & Co., Deis, and Engine Yard, start with the same question: why. We like to think that our approach and their engagements with us were partially respondible for our clients' acquisitions.

Designing to Stop Night Terrors in Children

An iOS app distraught, sleep-deprived parents can use in a dark room to help their kids

By asking lots of good questions, Brendan Miller, our lead UX/UI designer, built a friendly, kind, and respectful interface that interacts with the Lully Sleep Guardian to cut down night terrors. Instead of watching, unable to help, parents can reset a healthy sleep pattern and eliminate night terrors.

Is Contributing to Open Source Right for You?

New to open source and wondering where to start?

Andre Arko, Cloud City Development senior developer and lead developer of Bundler, the Ruby dependency manager, has three questions you should ask yourself before diving in. Then once you've answered why open source (and confirmed you have the time), he shares his 15 minute a day blueprint to go from Open Source Newbie to Core Contributor.
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