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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

"There is no reason and no way that a human mind can keep up with an artificial intelligence machine by 2035." - Xeo What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial intelligence is an emerging field in which we've seen tremendous growth over the past decade. Modern artificial intelligence goes beyond studying what machines can do and uses it for real-world projects. In software development, artificial intelligence supercharges every step of the process and provides unique features for the finished products. With artificial intelligence, we can iterate faster and pro... Read Full Blog

Top Software Development Company in Florida 2021

Clutch Lists XeoDev as a Top Software Development Company in Florida 2021

Technology and software play an important role in today’s information generation and have become immensely powerful in our communications, daily activities, and work life. As they become integrated and advanced, they will continue to make life easier and more efficient. If you would like to know more about how XeoDev is one of the tech companies in Florida We are here to help you. Based in Orlando, Florida, XeoDev, has been partnering with business leaders to deploy unique disruptive solutions. We are a full-service web, apps, and software development agency.... Read Full Blog

I-Corps UCF

A Software engineer consulting provides mentors to UCF I-Corps

David Sharpe of XeoDev is a mentor for I-Corps at UCF. Several times a year, UCF offers the I-Corps programs in what they call cohorts. This program is hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a tool to learn how to transition from academica to industry. It is based on the work on The Lean Startup by Steve Bank and taught in a college setting with a twist. Because it is sponsored by the NSF, each team gets a budget of a couple thousand dollars to help them attend tradeshows and meet with industry players in person. Is it easy to go from a... Read Full Blog

PHP 8 upgrade

XeoDev site is now running on PHP 8

XeoDev is a Leading B2B Company in Florida. As a market leader, we need to keep up with the latest technology releases. PHP 8 has been out a while now and AWS does support PHP 8 on their Linux 2 AMI images. I took advantage of the ease of installing from the AWS supported amazon-linux-extras vs trying to pull the latest version from the REMI repo and building it locally. This way it will be easy to upgrade versions in the future. Standing up the Linux 2 AMI server was fairly straight forward to get the LAMP stack running. The XeoDev site doesn't u... Read Full Blog

Top B2B Companies in Florida

XeoDev is a Leading B2B Company in Florida

XeoDev is a Leading B2B Company in Florida. At XeoDev, we help transform your innovative ideas into reality! We provide high-quality development services for our partners. Our team has the necessary technical expertise and experience to help your business succeed! Is clutch a legitimate company? Clutch is a business-to-business ratings and reviews platform that provides comprehensive insights into the services of different companies. With more than 35,000 verified customer reviews across 600+ categories, Clutch has quickly become one o... Read Full Blog

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

Nginx Logo

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

If you’re an entrepreneur in the area, you won’t want to miss the Synapse Florida Summit. This two-day event will feature some of the top names in the entrepreneurial world! The Synapse Florida Summit is the perfect opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and learn from the best in the business. You’ll also have a chance to pitch your business idea to a panel of investors. ... 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

XeoDev is one of the top web developers in Orlando, according to Clutch.co. Clutch is a research and reviews platform that ranks web development agencies across the globe. Their rankings are based on a number of factors, including client reviews, work quality, and market presence. XeoDev has been consistently ranked as one of the top web developers in Orlando for the past few years. In 2019, they were ranked #1 out of all Orlando web development agencies by Clutch.co. C... 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

If you manage a website, you know how important it is to have a web application firewall (WAF) in place. WAFs protect your site from attacks and can be configured to block certain types of traffic. However, they can also cause problems if they're not configured properly. One common issue is that WAFs can block legitimate traffic if they're not configured to allow SSL SNI (Server Name Indication). A new SSL/TLS SNI patch for Stackpath's web application firewall (WAF) has been released. This patch addresses a critical vulnerability in how ... Read Full Blog