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Tips: getting webpack running in Laravel on AWS


Tips: getting webpack running in Laravel on AWS How to Run Webpack aka Laravel Webpack aka Laravel Mix There are lots of good tutorials about installing laravel mix aka webpack. I started my journey with the Scotch webpack tutorial. This got me to install npm laravel-mix (you don't use npm intall webpack oddly enough) and be able to use the simple examples of laravel mix. Now I had to do the heavy lifting on this particular site Dialing in the Laravel assets directory structure The model I use for laravel asset webpack compilation... Read Full Blog

Should Your Agency be a Vendor or an Equity Partner?


Should Your Agency be a Vendor or an Equity Partner? Is it time to request Agency Equity? Here at XeoDev, we have enjoyed many years of successful product deliveries. A considerable number of our clients are continuing to make updates to their sites year after year. Given the strong leadership background of both XeoDev partners, we are comfortable contributing strategy and corporate guidance at the board level. We are at the point where we find ourselves asking if we should request to take on a larger role in our client's businesses. Should we help them grow... Read Full Blog

Trello Project Management

Using Trello for Project Management


Sharing our XeoDev Trello Project Management Process Introducing Trello Here at XeoDev, we have enjoyed using a free website and building up a Trello Project Management process to manage our projects. Typically, we will interact with 25+ Trello boards each day. We love how lightweight this tool is and how quickly new projects can be added and clarified across multiple stakeholders. As a bonus, we've noticed that ramping up new clients on our Trello process has improved business communication and feature clarity significantly. Our goal for ... Read Full Blog

What is a Xeo?

How to Xeo?


"Xeo: Innovative ideas that have yet to be discovered; All knowing of what is yet to be discovered" - Urban Dictionary Xeo We always double check Urban Dictionary while researching a brand name. Sometimes the definition on Urban Dictionary causes that brand name to be discarded. Not in this case. We absolutely love how well the definition describes who we are and what we love to do. If you can hold your peace while in the chaos which surrounds new projects, there are many new ideas ready to be discovered and brought forth. Our CTO... Read Full Blog

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Should I use Nginx vs Apache?


"I didn't switch to Nginx until I understood how it handled virtual hosts" - Xeo What are Nginx and Apache? Both Nginx and Apache are web servers which host your website on the server. They can also serve API and mobile applications. Nginx goes a little further and can be a proxy, in fact it is used in CloudFlare and provides some of the clever features. Fundamentally a web server reads the web site code from the disk and returns it to the web browser, potentially caching along the way. Each subdomain.domain.com becomes its own ... Read Full Blog

Scalability is a critical part of future proofing

What is Application Scalability?


"Your site needs to scale, when it needs to scale" - Xeo What is Scalability Anyway? Scalability is the ability to scale with the current site or app usage. Scaling a system up is done by throwing hardware at the problem. However, this means spending more money to the hosting company than is needed. Scaling a system out is the process of adding capacity where it is needed with the flexibility to alter that capacity during faster and slow periods. AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a classic example of a scale out solution; the beanstalk kn... Read Full Blog

XeoDev Earns 5-Star Overall Rating on Clutch

XeoDev Earns 5-Star Overall Rating on Clutch


We offer full-service development for web apps, mobile apps, and software solutions. Our mission is to provide our partners with new technology that will give them a competitive advantage in their field. We look for clients who will turn into long-term partners. With decades of experience, we bring new solutions to the table to make our partners more successful. Because we back up our promises, Clutch has named us one of the top mobile app development companies in Florida. Clutch is a B2B ratings and reviews website located in downtown Washington, D.C. It lets clients sear... Read Full Blog

Synapse Summit - connecting technology companies

Synapse Summit in Tampa


We attended the Synapse Summit in Tampa this year. What an amazing event. Met a lot of really interesting people and companies. Tampa definitely seems to be a few steps ahead of Orlando in terms a mature startup ecosystem with available financing. As an impressive follow up there is a Synapse community forum. If you are on there, please connect with us. Looking forward to se... Read Full Blog

Now or Later - tasty candy guide to shipping on time

Now or Later - Agile Feature Proritization


As a child of the 80s, I've eaten a lot of Now and Later's. These candies are sold in a big package so you can have some now and still have some later. Nice play on words. I remember many times trying to eat too many of them at once and getting sick. I learned to save more for later. A lot of our new clients have an amazing idea and a short deadline. As we start working together the joint creative process ... Read Full Blog

XeoDev Among Top Orlando Developers by Clutch.co

XeoDev Among Top Orlando Developers by Clutch.co


Clutch.co has taken on a huge project to survey a tremendous number of technology agencies across the nation. They have completed their survey and summarized their findings in an April 2018 report. We recognize that it is truly difficult to find the right agency to work with and found this report to be helpful even for ourselves. Here is an excellent summary of the clutch surv... Read Full Blog

v2.1 website blog of Xeodev.com

XeoDev Site v2.1


We took a breath to update our own site after a busy first half of 2018 and specifically to reflect on the recent and favorable clutch.co announcements. The updated site includes a lot more portfolio items and a new services page using a fun flip technique from Dave Walsh's Blog. Once we got the content updated, we spent considerable time working on getting a high GTMetrix score and are happy to have a rating consistently over 90 on both PageSpeed and YSlow. That was a lot of fiddly wor... Read Full Blog

secure your website with the Stackpath WAF screenshot

Stackpath WAF SSL SNI Patch


Got our api key for Stackpath and configured the origin and connected the HTTPS bridge and kept getting failures. The technical team at Stackpath dug into the issue and discovered an issue supporting SNI SSL certs. After pushing that fix to all their servers, the problem was solved. It feels nice to be part of the solution to help another company improve their technology. Part of being on the bleeding edge. About Stackpath - Stackpath is a new company formed by merging MaxCDN and a few other security focused companies together. They offer an amazing Web Application Firewall (WAF) with so... Read Full Blog