April JavaScript Meetup

 

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Please join the JavaScript Meetup for our monthly presentation Tuesday, April 1. We will be covering two topics this month. Beginning at 7:00 pm, Andrew Thomas will be demonstrating Angular JS, followed by a presentation by Martin Murphy and Davis Clark on Mite, a SQL Migration Framework.

AngularJS is an open-source JavaScript framework, maintained by Google, that assists with running single-page applications.

Mite is a Migration Utility focused on making database migrations simple and painless.

We hope you can join us, food and drink will be provided. ITAC will be hosting the event at their office: 700 Montgomery Highway, Suite 148. Registration is encouraged but not required.

http://www.meetup.com/bhm-js/events/172779912/

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What Was The REAL Score Of The Super Bowl?

 

Not only have commercials become more centric to the complete Super Bowl experience, they have also become an integral part of the Social Media experience as well. A total of 583,152 Tweets and 650,757 Facebook posts referenced the Super Bowl ads on February 2nd. A shocking 90% of those tweets and posts came from mobile devices, lending credibility to the necessity of businesses to have a mobile presence.

Check out the infographic below for complete metrics:

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Whiteboard Releases Mobile App For Sheffield & Lentine, P.C.

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Whiteboard is pleased to announce the launch of “Sentence Estimator” an iPhone/Android application for its client Sheffield & Lentine, P.C. The app provides easy completion of the sentencing guideline worksheets outlined by the Presumptive and Voluntary Standards Manual. By answering a few simple questions, individuals can get associated Total Sentence and Time to Serve on a Split sentence length and In/Out results. Having the Sentence Estimator app eliminates the need for a manual tally of worksheets and expedites the initial process for legal professionals when meeting with clients. Sheffield & Lentine is proud to share this with the local legal community, while also fulfilling a need for increased technology in this area. Currently the app is only for use in the State of Alabama, but may be expanded depending upon demand. Sentence Estimator was released for iTunes in December and is now available for Droid users as well.

For additional information contact Laura Prewitt, Business Development Manager, 205-588-7102, laura.prewitt@whiteboard-it.com.

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New Year, New Trends

 

2014 is off with a bang – new technology trends are on the horizon! Take a look at how small and medium businesses (SMBs) are planning to make the most of this new year.

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Source: LocalVox

 


Trends in eCommerce for 2014

 

Things are changing within the realm of eCommerce. Take a look at the infographic below to check out the trends you should keep an eye on in 2014.

Have a Happy and Productive New Year!

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BREAKING NEWS — Whiteboard Fills Long Vacant Storefront

For Immediate Release – 12/13/13:

Whiteboard it, a local custom web development and design firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a secondary location in the former A&A Ash Jewelers space on 2nd Avenue and 20th Street North. This location is in addition to their current location on the 10th floor of the Frank Nelson Building, which they will continue to maintain.

Whiteboard is committed to the development of the downtown business district and have begun a complete renovation of the newly leased space, which has remained empty for several years. Renovating this corner of real estate will bring new life and erase one more vacant storefront in this area, which continues to expand and revitalize with support of the community. This expansion will firmly establish downtown Birmingham as the home for Whiteboard for many years to come.

Whiteboard is a member of the Birmingham BBB with an A+ rating and a member in good standing of the Birmingham Business Alliance. For additional information on Whiteboard, please visit https://whiteboard-it.com or contact Laura Prewitt, Business Development Manager, 205-588-7102.

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Whiteboard Founder & CEO Martin Murphy in front of the new location on 2nd Avenue & 20th Street North.

 


Why We Node (And you Should Too!)

 

Whiteboard developers were passionate about Server Side JavaScript technologies before Node.js was developed in 2009 and have earned credibility within the core Node community. The rapid growth of Node.js has produced a vast amount of libraries.  Some work well.  Most don’t.  We know which ones work best and use them in our websites.

Take a look at the Infographic below and learn more about why Node is the next big thing!

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Source: StrongLoop


Cyber Monday Safety

 

The Holiday shopping season officially kicks off in a few days and more and more people are turning to the online marketplace to avoid the headaches and hassles of Black Friday. The deep discounts, free shipping offers (and the appeal of shopping in your PJs and fuzzy slippers) have made more and more consumers advocates of the relatively new phenomenon of Cyber Monday.

Unfortunately, with the advent of  this new technological shopping phenomenon has come new type of “cyber criminal” who create even more problems than the jerk who stole your parking spot at the mall. However, by following  the steps illustrated below, you can greatly reduce the chances of your personal data being compromised.  Cyber Shop-Till-You-Drop!

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Source: HotSpot Shield