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This New Year Keep the Weight, Lose the Assholes

Weight loss is a fairly standard New Year’s commitment, however...

Resolving to lose a few pounds is usually a futile exercise. There are far easier things to lose than an inch or two. I’m talking about the assholes at your company. What kind of asshole are we talking about here? And why should you care?

Cloud City is now a Certified B Corporation

Cloud City is now a Certified B Corporation

We were founded on the belief that wholehearted software design and development can better the world. Since 2003, Cloud City has been working alongside our clients to shape a better world through knowledge. Becoming a B Corp is one more way we can inspire other organizations to not just be best in the world, but to be the best for the world.

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.
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