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How we are continuing our services during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic happening in the world, everyone's lives have been affected. In rmd Studio, we are making some changes to make sure that we can continue delivering our services to our valued customer.  Three years ago, we decided to restructure our team so everyone could work...

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Five tech business lessons from last year

Happy 2020, this time of the year, we usually post a greeting message and a picture of Vancouver Polar Bear swim, but this year we had work spilling over from 2019 and new work coming from the new year. In our business, we never complain...

Pricer plans for a newly launched saas platform

Price plans for a newly launched SAAS platform

A few organizations in Vancouver have been consulting with us before launching their platforms, so we thought it was a good time that we wrote a blog about devising price plans for a SAAS platform.  Delivering applications as SAAS or software as a service gain popularity...

Why do we use different types of databases for an online service

Why do we use different types of databases for an online service

The intended audience of this article is non-technical directors and managers who've been wondering why reliable online services and platforms use different types of databases. Applications fetch and store data in databases. Even your website's content management is very likely using a database to store content...

When we productize an all-purpose technology solution

The purpose of a product is to solve a specific problem for a particular demographic of users. A word processor is for typing letters, papers, and reports. A spreadsheet is for making spreadsheets and charts. Sometimes users decide to use their tools differently, for example,...

Hacking, Security

Some companies are failing at a primary security measure

Some major tech companies are failing at a primary security measure. They aren't encrypting sensitive data and storing them as plain text. That is concerning! Yesterday the news came out that Freedom Mobile, the mobile telecommunication company that is currently owned by Shaw had a server...

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In praise of DevOps and Release Engineering

Photo by Kaique Rocha from Pexels Ever wonder how your favorite apps and online services update their features without any downtime? It's all happening thanks to the miracle of DevOps and Release Engineering. There was a time that web designers would launch a website by opening an FTP or SSH...

Happy New year, it's 2019

Happy 2019 and we are offering new services

Holy ships, it's a new year already! Happy 2019! Last year passed so quickly for us while we were laser-focused on building and deploying projects for our clients. For those of you who've been working and sharing ideas with us, thank you for yet another...

Chemora Healthcare App - Media Cover

Conducting user research for a healthcare app

When it gets to building a new product, software development is the easy part. Technology is available and all the parameters are within our control. We get to plan, populate the task list, and hit all the milestones one by one. Development of Chemora healthcare...

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10 years in business and happy 2018

Happy New Year! It's 2018 and we are back to work while still having some spiked eggnogs in the fridge. If we say that we didn't write any code during the holiday season, we aren't being honest. Holiday Season is the best time for reading...