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Programming Innovation

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on September 11, 2013
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The technology used to build websites, web applications, mobile sites, mobile appsProgrammingInnovation and other “web stuff” changes often. Also, the list of current web languages that you can use to build these sites and apps is hundreds long. If the phrases .Net, C++, Draco or SAS just sounds like gobbledygook to you, then I’m guessing you’re not a programmer by trade.

The vast array of programming languages was built out of a desire to tackle a technical problem in a very specific way that makes sense to the originator. Whether we’re the ones building the application or the ones using it, we all want to work faster and smarter. Our bosses want us to do that too. Thus it would make sense to hire a bunch of coding monkeys to build all of those applications, right? Probably not. While a business analyst could easily write the requirements and hand over a project to a developer, does the analyst understand to the power and capability of the code?


One important advancement in technology isn’t necessarily the technology itself. It’s the progression of the “programmer.” It’s evolved from simply making sure 1+1=2. What happens when your business processes need to accept, interpret and provide feedback to a 1+1=3 equation? You need someone adept at understanding your business and understanding the technology.

In today’s market, a programmer’s resume should include descriptions like business process engineer. They should have the ability to collect business and functional requirements, create use cases and workflow models and skillful knowledge of the programming language. More simply put, they need to be able to understand how your business operates day-to-day in real life and how to translate that to the web.

Our development team at Spindustry Digital isn’t just programmers; they’re innovators. Along with their team members of project managers, designers and strategists, they create digital solutions that help modernize or transform client’s businesses. They thrive on asking the right questions and finding a way to make the complicated work as easily as possible online. The next time you’re looking for a practical web solution, where the complex needs to be tamed, look for developers who want to understand the business purpose first.

Here’s a few interesting facts about websites, web applications, mobile sites, mobile apps and other “web” stuff.

  • The first website on the World Wide Web, created by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991, is still live today. You can view it at http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.
  • The first web project Spindustry worked on was for EMC Fire.
  • There’s much debate around the first programming language used but many sources believe FORTRAN was the first used in the 1950s.
  • The first programming language Spindustry used to develop websites and web application was HTML and ASP. Today we use the Microsoft .NET framework.

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