Ask An Earthling: Automated Testing & Test Driven Development

Ask An Earthling: Automated Testing & Test Driven Development

Earthling’s approach to testing has evolved over the years. Like many software development operations, we’ve been refining our protocol based on experience and resident skill set. Every project has unique QA demands so we strive to achieve the right...
Ask An Earthling: Coding For Accessibility

Ask An Earthling: Coding For Accessibility

The reasons why a user may need accessibility assistance when visiting a website are as diverse as the users themselves. Making sure a website is accessible isn’t just a social (and oftentimes legal) responsibility, it is fundamental for any business or organization...
Organizing Earthlings

Organizing Earthlings

There are many challenges to keeping a large development team organized, especially because we work on multiple projects at a time. We have seven CMS developers on the Earthling Business Services (websites and ecommerce) team and we use a ticketing system to coral all...
Has AI Arrived?

Has AI Arrived?

It isn’t strictly accurate to use “artificial intelligence” to refer to currently available technologies like robots, autonomous vehicles, and digital assistants that implement machine learning. The algorithms that drive these technologies are still fairly constrained...
Ask An Earthling: Problem Solving

Ask An Earthling: Problem Solving

  I like solving problems – the challenging part is identifying the problem, the fun part is solving it. Don How do you go about identifying the problem? Whether you’re working with an internal or an external client, the key is to help them get what they...
Ask An Earthling: Do Product Managers Need To Be Domain Experts?

Ask An Earthling: Do Product Managers Need To Be Domain Experts?

Whether the domain is health care, agriculture, tourism or large-animal handling, product managers are expected to take a deep dive into the business area that they are serving. We talked with Earthling Product Manager Linda Brudz to get her thoughts on the value of...