Denver Startup Week

Denver Startup Week is the largest event of its kind in North America, Denver Startup Week is the summit of entrepreneurial energy, innovation, and connection. Powered by the local community, the sessions represent the very best in tech, design, DIY-making, marketing and leadership. Whether a founder, developer, designer, marketer, maker, or anything in between. Firms such…

Developer Happy Hour

We believe in expanding our minds as well as others. Given our expertise in custom web applications and software development, we can provide insight into what challenges we faced and how we overcame them when building solid scalable applications. In return we hear about other projects and ideas from other developers. We believe as a…

Top Web Development Company (again)

In the Denver Business Journal’s annual list of web developers, Neon Rain was once again ranked as one of Colorado’s Top Web Development Firms. That’s 9 years in a row…if you are counting. We stand with a great group of web development and software development firms that we are not only proud to be on the…

Swift Game Developer Meetup

Denver has a great community of developers. This meetup was about game development for iOS using Swift. We discussed some of the available iOS SDKs such as SpriteKit, GameplayKit, and Metal. We also talked about the Entity/Component design pattern which is common in games and how the presenters chose to structure their games. Keeping up…

Custom Icon Fonts as an Efficient Icon Solution

Image Files Inhibit Flexibility Down the Road We recently had a request to create a set of icons to represent various school subjects and activities for a local school district. Instead of trying to fit one of the many icon font families out there (such as Font Awesome or Glyphicons) to our project, we wanted…

Web Cache: APC vs Memcached vs Varnish

With increasing amounts of data and server-side processing, caching systems are as important as ever. There are so many varieties of these systems out there, it can be confusing if you don’t understanding the different nuances. Worse yet, if you pick the wrong caching system for your needs or fail to optimize it correctly, the…

Make the right platform choice

How to choose the right development framework for your project. Choosing the right platform to develop your website or web application can mean the difference between creating a flexible application that reduces long term costs or feeling like you are in a jail cell and serving 20 years to life.  Alright, that’s an exaggeration but…