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Vincit Talks
Driving Customer Experience with VR/AR Technology
Outer Realm CEO, David Gull discusses how businesses can leverage VR and AR to create innovative and personalized customer experiences.
Vincit Talks
Sep 25
Technology
What Makes Healthcare Application Development so Complicated
We constantly hear stories about programmers, freelancers, and even students creating countless amazing applications and businesses, but why can’t healthcare organizations seem to do the same thing? Today, we’ll dive into the answers to this question in order to help you understand exactly why healthcare application development is so complex and unique.
Brian Walsh
Aug 10
Technology
Why Must a Healthcare App be HIPAA Compliant?
As more and more consumers become health conscious, there has been a significant increase in the use of healthcare apps to manage medical information and appointments. This trend has caused great amounts of HIPAA protected information to flow through these apps as patients and healthcare professionals alike use them to manage information and schedules.
Mikko Salokangas
Jul 20
Technology
Building Dynamic Web Applications With Gatsby + HeadlessCMS + Netlify
Gatsby is a free, open-source framework for building websites and applications. In this article we walk through the steps to set up a Gatsby site pulling data from a headless CMS (DatoCMS), and deploy to a CDN like Netlify for free! We also discuss the possibilities of building a full-blown dynamic Gatsby site using Netlify Functions and Netlify Identity
Yijiao Wang
Jun 24
Technology
10 Essential Integrations for Your Ecommerce Website
As the business community continues to reel from the fast changing times, more and more businesses must evaluate developing an ecommerce site. For those businesses that are looking to shift more or all of their business online, we’ll walk through integrations that are important to a successful ecommerce site.
Brian Walsh
Jun 9
Technology
Fix Custom Font Inconsistency in React Native
Custom fonts are great, until you notice they're just a bit off on your iOS and android builds... Here's a way to make them more consistent in your react-native projects
Ryan Padilla
May 8
Technology
Should you update your ecommerce amid a culture shock?
In light of tough times, it has been noted that the infrastructure of American workforce can suddenly, and without warning, become centered around remote work, scarce business opportunity, and low-and-slow economic exchange. This type of “crash” can seem like a perfect time for a business to panic, but we’re here to tell you how to handle it properly and without fear.
Brian Walsh
Mar 30
Technology
How to tell if your Application Needs an Overhaul or Small Upgrade
The question has been around as long as software development has been around–should I completely rebuild my app or can I get by with incremental updates? The answer? You're going to love this. It depends on many factors. Don’t worry, I won’t leave you there. Today I’ll go through the different factors that will ultimately help you make the best decision.
Brian Walsh
Mar 9
Technology
Getting Started with AWS DevOps using AWS Amplify
AWS Amplify allows developers to effortlessly integrate powerful AWS services into their mobile and web apps. With Amplify, we can manage scalable backends, easily integrate our backend with our frontends, and automate application releases seamlessly.
Tiffany Hall
Feb 13
Technology
How to Select Your Software Development Agency
Get to know the people behind the service. The road to success is paved with asking the right questions. Select a supplier that is able to give you convincing answers.
Hans Vallden
Jan 21
Podcast
Duck Tapes Transcript: Native Modules and Blockchain with Adem Bilican
Adem Bilican plops into the duck pond this week to share his experience coming from native development with Java and Objective-C to working in React Native. Adem gives his advice (and encouragement!) regarding how to create your own native modules and exposing native functionality to the javascript thread. Also, he tries to get me to understand blockchain and cryptocurrency (with varying success).
Duck Tapes
Dec 23
Podcast
Duck Tapes Transcript: Code School life with Alex Aranda
In this episode, Alex Aranda discusses his current enrollment in a coding bootcamp, his motivation for switching careers, and strategies for his job hunt in the tech industry after he finishes the program.
Duck Tapes
Dec 9
Podcast
Duck Tapes Transcript: React Native with Gant Laborde
Gant Laborde jumps in the duck pond to talk React Native, agency life, Progressive Web Apps, and running Chain React Conf in Portland each year.
Duck Tapes
Nov 25
Podcast
Rachel Valentine Mix!
Rachel Valentine joins us this week on Duck Tapes! Rachel excels as the Head of People for our Vincit California offices, and this week she shares how YOU can impress her and ace all of your future developer interviews! Listen Today!
Tiffany Hall
Oct 14
Podcast
William Candillon Mix!
William Candillon joins us this week on Duck Tapes! William is the creator of the YouTube series 'Can It Be Done in React Native?', and is sharing his tips and tricks for solving beautifully complex mobile animations in React Native! Listen Today!
Tiffany Hall
Sep 9
Technology
Creating real-time apps with PubNub and React
PubNub is an easy to use, well documented and well-supported platform for enabling real-time capabilities for web, mobile, IoT and backend applications through their selection of over 70 SDKs. In addition to its Pub/Sub messaging, PubNub lets the user add additional functionality, such as filtering or modifying messages via serverless Functions, manage read/write access via the Access Manager and recognize device & user state via Presence.
Otto Kivikärki
Aug 13
Podcast
React Native Mix Vol.1!
First episode of our First series! Welcome to React Native: Getting Started! We are joined by special guest and fellow blogger Otto Kivikärki, a React Native specialist and our First returning guest!
Tiffany Hall
Jul 22
Podcast
Wes Bos Mix!
We're coming back hot with the great Wes Bos! Wes joins us to share amazing details of his journey from customizing friends' Myspace profiles to teaching HUNDREDS of thousands of students through his personal online courses!
Tiffany Hall
Jul 8
Culture
5 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated
Creating a culture where people have a sense of ownership and they feel appreciated.
Mikko Salokangas
May 28
Technology
An Introduction to React Hooks
A quick-look at the possibilities of React Hooks.
William Strong
Mar 15
Technology
Kickstart your GraphQL API with Hasura
We will take a look at how we can accelerate our GraphQL API development using Hasura.
Turkka Manilla
Feb 1
Technology
Unit testing RxSwift application
Unit testing RxSwift apps is the topic I want to talk about today. This is the last part of my series ‘How to use RxSwift with MVVM’, where we have learned to use RxSwift by implementing the Friends application.
Jussi Suojanen
Nov 27
Blurb

#codedinOC welcomes @Parapxl - WordPress design & development shop dedicated to custom solutions for small and large businesses. http://codedinOC.com #OrangeCountyCA #technology

Oct 17
Blurb
Apr 24
Blurb

Meet us tonight at our new office Open House event 5:00-8:00pm. Enjoy the Irvine Mayor’s speech, 11th floor views, double the taps and #ducks going #disco. Welcome!

Dec 19
Culture
Empty Promises and Other Heresay
How functional programming in Clojure made me a better person
Toni Vanhala
Aug 30
Technology
Five Ways to Rescue a Startup by Buying Software Development
Subcontracting is stupid. I used to believe in this statement with all my heart. Especially outsourcing software development gave me an image of big balls of mud being produced by a faceless herd of Elbonian programmers.
Toni Vanhala
Jun 12
Culture
Summer 2020 Update
And just like that 2020 is almost over! The last few months at Vincit has been a whirlwind. Navigating through this unprecedented time has been quite the challenge, but we’re happy to report that Vincit is continuing to move upward and onward.
Paula Tena
Sep 4
Technology
How Much Does Shopify Plus Cost?
With an economy becoming much more reliant on ecommerce, we’ve recently helped many businesses with the build of Shopify Plus, so leveraging our experience to discuss the costs and other needs involved in moving to Shopify Plus comes with a hint of knowledge.
Brian Walsh
Aug 4
Technology
Generating Code From Your GraphQL Schemas
Consider generating code from your GraphQL schemas in your next project. It can improve your development workflow by having less code you’d need to write which is less code you’d need to maintain and in turn would be less error prone.
Kevin Em
Jul 17
Technology
What Are the Top Health App Trends of 2020?
The evolution and development of healthcare applications has significantly changed throughout the years. Let us take a look at the top trends of 2020 that will shape the industry.
Brian Walsh
Jun 22
Technology
A Mobile App Marketing Checklist
For a mobile app to grab the attention of its target customers and be a break-out success, it needs a structured and effective marketing strategy that supercharges the app’s e-store listing.
Juha Riippi
Jun 2
Technology
The Ecommerce Development Process: Steps to Success
Let’s talk about the ecommerce development process and the specific steps you need to take to prove your company profitable without added stress on your end as a business owner.
Brian Walsh
Apr 20
Technology
Considerations for Mobile Health App Development
Because there are so many unique considerations and nuances to account for in the healthcare industry, Mobile Health App Development is not like other app development projects. If developing or refreshing a mobile health app is in the pipeline for your business, ensure the success of your app by following the following considerations.
Mikko Salokangas
Mar 27
Vincit Talks
Kelley Blue Book's Journey to Microservices
Developers Himaja Suman and Anika Corpus from Cox Automotive take us through Kelley Blue Book's decision to implement microservices and how it improved the development process for their engineers.
Vincit Talks
Mar 2
Technology
The World (Wide Web) is Mobile, Are You?
If you’ve been in the business for a long time, you’re probably designing and developing your web content using “desktop first” practices. That has been the industry standard for years. After all, the web was born on desktop devices, and it’s hard to depart from decades of this legacy experience and thinking. However, it may be time to switch things up. The success of your business depends on it.
Hans Vallden
Feb 11
Podcast
Duck Tapes Transcript: Rematch and Dimension 7
Make using redux fun again using the Rematch library
Duck Tapes
Jan 14
Technology
Introduction to Kubernetes: Part 2
Curious about how Kubernetes works? Here's the second part of a blog post that will help catch you up to speed.
Ryan Padilla
Dec 20
Technology
Agile Development in a Nutshell
Do you speak the same language as your software development supplier? Are you on the same page? Are their operations transparent enough? Or is your project in danger of crashing off the road in the first curve?
Mikko Salokangas
Dec 3
Technology
Things you didn't know about Fibonacci
It's 11/23—Happy Fibonacci Day! Some interesting facts about the peculiar number sequence.
Jessica Wang
Nov 23
Podcast
Jonny Burger Mix!
Jonny Burger joins us this week on Duck Tapes! Jonny is a serial hackathon participant and Winner, an independent app developer, and a dedicated runner (over 1337 days in a row!!) Learn his secrets to success in this week's episode!
Tiffany Hall
Oct 7
Technology
The New Features in React DevTools 4
An overview of the changes added to React DevTools 4.
William Strong
Aug 28
Podcast
The John and Tiffany Mix!
Well I hope you enjoy listening to myself and John when we interview guests, because this week we are interviewing each other! Get to know (way too much) more about us in this week's entertaining, tech podcast mix!
Tiffany Hall
Aug 12
Design
The Importance of User Experience
The importance of UX, from a business perspective.
Cameron Sagey
Jul 18
Design
A different kind of UX team
A more collaborative approach, getting back to the roots
Cameron Sagey
Jun 19
Podcast
The C-Life Podcast - Ville Houttu
From Stark Headquarters, in Irvine, California, in the heart of Orange County, brings you Episode 22 of The C-Life: Removing Middle Management and Building a Trusting Company.
Ville Houttu
May 9
Technology
Overview of Mobile Development Frameworks in 2019 | Native, React Native, Flutter and Others
This is part of a series of blog posts written over the last six years. The blog posts are about mobile development technologies. They don't go really deep into the technical details, but rather provide an overview of the techs: when you should use them and when not to.
Juha Riippi
Mar 6
Culture
Recognize Your Supplier
The importance of supplier recognition.
Ville Houttu
Jan 25
Blurb

Vincit Dev Talks 7.0 is on the calendar! Be sure to RSVP through our meetup page

Nov 26
Blurb

Vincit featured in the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Weekly Connect. Read here!

Sep 24
Technology
Suck Less: A Quick Introduction to Accessibility
Ever made an app that is impossible to use? There’s a chance you have. Technology users are a diverse bunch, which means that some of your users are using your app much differently than you would expect.
Tuukka Ojala
Apr 17
Technology
SummAR of ‘17
Even though Augmented Reality is still young, the AR hype train is gathering momentum steadily, as more and more companies invest in the technology.
Eemeli Heinonen
Dec 5
Technology
Software Development 450 Words Per Minute
“Something’s a little bit off here.” That’s what I predict your first thought to be upon seeing my cubicle for the first time. There’s no screen or mouse in sight. Instead there’s a guy hammering away on a keyboard, staring at seemingly nothing.
Tuukka Ojala
Aug 28
Technology
Healthcare Mobile Application Development Cycle
Healthcare applications are becoming increasingly popular in the tech space because of their innovation and cutting edge features. However, for healthcare organizations that are looking to add technology into their business, or entrepreneurs looking to jump into the industry, it is important to note that healthcare applications are a different beast when it comes to development.
Sean Richards
Sep 1
Vincit Talks
My eCommerce Adventure: a Fireside Chat with SixThreeZero CEO
Sean Richards sits down with Dustin Gyger to discuss eCommerce strategy, user experience design, and evolving customer engagement.
Vincit Talks
Jul 24
Technology
Career Hunting in Tech
Sean "Swyx" Wang shares successful career tips and interviewing advice for developers transitioning from a junior to senior role.
Vincit Talks
Jul 9
Technology
When should you use React Native?
Is React Native the perfect fit for your project? Before you decide to develop with this mobile app framework, consider the following perks and drawbacks.
Austin Helmholz
Jun 19
Vincit Talks
Urban Armor Gear Design and Development Approach
Cameron Sagey and Viet Le discuss how the Urban Armor Gear (UAG) project was designed and reasons behind using headless Shopify and Gatsby.
Vincit Talks
May 22
Technology
Vincit wins big at 2020 ADDY Awards
The American Advertising Foundation of Orange County recognizes Vincit's achievements at the 2020 ADDY Awards.
Paula Tena
Apr 6
Culture
Prepare not Panic: Managing Anxiety During a Difficult Time
In a time of so much uncertainty, you may begin to experience feelings of confusion, stress, and anxiety. Avoiding these emotions can be difficult when all you see are mass closures, empty shelves at the grocery store, and social distancing. Some of us may feel powerless and hopeless adjusting to this “new norm” but with the proper coping mechanisms you won’t need to worry.
Paula Tena
Mar 25
Vincit Talks
The Role of UX in Robotics and AI
Hamid Badiozamani and Di Le from BrainCorp discuss how their company designs and builds robots that have to deal with the complexity that comes with interacting with humans while performing their designated tasks.
Vincit Talks
Mar 2
Culture
Vincit California 2019 in a Nutshell
2019 was a thrilling year at Vincit California.
Ville Houttu
Feb 6
Technology
Trying out SwiftUI
Creating mobile user interfaces for Apple devices is getting better with the new SwiftUI framework!
Otto Kivikärki
Jan 10
Culture
Vincit California Named To The Clutch 1000 For Our Stellar Development
At Vincit California we are excited to announce that our top-notch custom software development and our glowing reputation have earned us a spot on the 2019 Clutch 1000.
Ville Houttu
Dec 12
Podcast
Duck Tapes Transcript: James Snell's NodeJS OC Talk
James Snell recently spoke at a NodeJS OC event, giving a presentation entitled "A QUIC bit of fun with Node.js." Read a full transcript of the talk here.
Duck Tapes
Dec 2
Technology
Why and How to Outsource Software Development
When properly utilized, outsourcing can help streamline your business operations more strategically and help you gain a competitive advantage. In software development, outsourcing can yield the highest quality results most efficiently but it's significant to know when and how to outsource software development.
Hans Vallden
Nov 18
Podcast
Laurence Bradford Mix!
Laurence Bradford joins us this week on Duck Tapes! Laurence is the founder of the immensely popular Learn to Code with Me podcast and blog! She has dedicated her career to educating and encouraging developers as they continue to practice their skills and grow their careers! Today, you can Learn to Code with Laurence on Duck Tapes!
Tiffany Hall
Sep 30
Podcast
Shawn Wang Mix! (aka SWYX)
The self-taught, public learning SWYX joins us on Duck Tapes! Currently working with Netlify's DX team, he strongly advocates for people to learn in public!
Tiffany Hall
Aug 26
Podcast
Eemeli's Open Source Mix!
We welcome Eemeli into the duck pond! He has extensive experience working on multiple open source projects, and shares with us his coding process (and how he helped bring WorldCon to Helsinki for the first time)!
Tiffany Hall
Aug 5
Podcast
Kent C. Dodds Mix!
We welcome Kent C. Dodds! We had a great conversation with Kent discussing his amazingly successful JavaScript Testing course, participation in open source projects, and fantasy novels!
Tiffany Hall
Jul 15
Podcast
AAFOC Podcast Series Ville Houttu (CEO of Vincit)
AAFOC Podcast Series
Ville Houttu
Jun 10
Blurb

In the latest Duck Tapes episode, CSS Wizard Mark Youssef takes a dip in the Duck Pond to share some magic tricks.

May 1
Culture
Aloha from JSConf Hawai’i!
Vincit visited JSConf Hawai’i in February 2019. Here's our findings about the conference.![](https://www.datocms-assets.com/18019/1584123416-img2254.jpg)
Petteri Roponen
Feb 21
Technology
Product Owner Wanted
Here are a few of the most common Product Owner related issues that many development teams are experiencing.
Mikko Salokangas
Jan 25
Technology
How to use RxSwift with MVVM pattern — Part 2
This is the second post in the ‘How to use RxSwift with MVVM’ series. This time we will create a view that we can use to create and update friends to the server.
Jussi Suojanen
Nov 1
Technology
Fixing YAML for Fun
In case YAML is not a familiar term, it brands itself as a "human friendly data serialization standard", and as such it's one of the most common configuration file formats that are currently in use.
Eemeli Aro
Sep 20
Blurb
Mar 27
Technology
Code Monkey in Defense of Good Design Work and Tight Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
There often is quite a bit of confusion about what “UX designers” and “service designers” actually do in a software project.
Antti Martikainen
Nov 30
Technology
First Year at Vincit California
We've got a "Fun Committee" who come up with fun team building events each month. There's no stuffy CEO coming up with painfully boring events, the team plans them.
Ville Houttu
Aug 23
Technology
Designing and Developing Digital Accessibility
Jarno Ojala, Ismail Amin, and Tuukka Ojala discuss what you need to know about about ADA web development and design.
Vincit Talks
Aug 28
Technology
What is Shopify Plus?
The buzz around the latest additions to Shopify, namely Shopify Plus, continues to receive more and more attention as companies are migrating towards the Plus upgrade. However, many of our customers have asked us: what is Shopify Plus? Well, let this quick blog post be your guide to the ins and outs of the new and improved Shopify Plus.
Brian Walsh
Jul 22
Technology
Utilizing PubNub for Real Time Member Communication
Nikki Kuritsky and Otto Kivikarki discuss the significance and strategy to create real time member communication using PubNub for Chief.com.
Vincit Talks
Jul 9
Technology
How to Design & Develop a Mobile Health Application
Health Apps are key in allowing healthcare organizations to become more efficient, robust and better able to meet the needs of the community in an organized manner. Today, we’ll walk through the crucial steps of designing and developing a Mobile Health Application.
Hans Vallden
Jun 12
Vincit Talks
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Javascript
Gant Laborde talks about using Javascript for AI and Machine learning, in his own very entertaining way.
Vincit Talks
May 22
Technology
Balancing All User Requirements During Healthcare Application Development
Here at Vincit California, we have helped clients from Fortune 500 healthcare companies to small healthcare start-ups develop their healthcare applications. Through our wide range of experiences, we have found that the healthcare industry has some unique requirements that many other verticals who are developing applications do not have to consider.
Brian Walsh
Apr 2
Culture
How to Start Remote Work at Your Company
With the growing number of companies considering the switch to remote work, here are some useful tips and suggestions from our experience at Vincit to help those looking to transition into telecommuting operations.
Paula Tena
Mar 17
Technology
Principles of Success for Any Great App or Software
Profit by striving for simplicity. Dig deep into the core of your idea and hold on to it with all your might. Just say ‘no’ and increase the value of your project by leaving out all gimmickry.
Hans Vallden
Feb 24
Technology
What a Successful Software Development Relationship Looks Like
Whether you are going in house or working with a software development vendor, there are universal practices to ensure a successful working relationship. Today, I’ll walk you through what this successful software development relationship looks like.
Brian Walsh
Feb 6
Technology
Experimenting with Style Transfer using PyTorch
I love painting and painting is fun. What's also extremely fun is using a fascinating technique in Deep Learning known as Style Transfer to make an ordinary picture assemble some most famous artists' styles and create your very own piece of art. In this post I will show you some fun experiments I did with various styles.
Yijiao Wang
Jan 2
Technology
Introduction to Kubernetes: Part 1
Container orchestration, controller managers, worker nodes with kubelets, what does it all mean? If you're confused or just curious about Kubernetes, you've come to the right place.
Ryan Padilla
Dec 10
Design
Is the Tesla Cybertruck ugly or beautiful?
A look at form vs function from a UX designers perspective
Cameron Sagey
Nov 27
Technology
OAuth 2.0 and OIDC: what should I know about tokens?
This blog post discusses tokens and their implementation considerations used by OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect protocols.
Petteri Roponen
Oct 23
Culture
3 Reasons Why You Should Recognize Your Supplier
Healthy client-vendor relationship is always a two-way street and software development is no exception.
Ville Houttu
Sep 23
Podcast
Nader Dabit Mix!
Nader Dabit shares his AWS expertise! DevOps is more intimidating than it is difficult, especially with AWS Amplify.
Tiffany Hall
Aug 19
Culture
Scott Tolinski Mix!
Scott Tolinski hops into the duck pond to discuss break dancing, working for Ford, working for himself, and developing Level Up Tutorials. At some point a baby and a dog make an appearance. Join us, and come hear from Scott!
Tiffany Hall
Jul 29
Podcast
Hire Power Radio Show & Podcast
Learn the most advanced recruiting techniques. Land the most desirable talent. Launch your company towards massive success. This is the Hire Power Radio Show with Rick Girard.
Ville Houttu
Jul 11
Culture
A Day in the Life (of a Software Developer)
How one of the Beatles’ most famous songs is actually a groundbreaking early look at life in the tech industry.
John Haupenthal
Jun 6
Technology
Getting started with Storybook 5.0 for React
Storybook is an environment for developing interactive component libraries for the most popular frontend frameworks, such as React, Angular and Vue. It allows everybody who's participating in a project, including designers, developers and even the customer, to interact with the designed components.
Otto Kivikärki
Mar 25
Culture
The Story of the Bus... and My Encounter with the Irvine Police
Gather around and hear the origin story of the infamous Vincit VW Bus
Ville Houttu
Feb 6
Culture
2018 Second Anniversary Update with Video
As we race into 2019, here is a quick video and update of all the exciting things that happened for Vincit California in 2018
Rachel Valentine
Jan 3
Technology
How to Use RxSwift with MVVM Pattern – Part 1
This article is all about how to use RxSwift with MVVM. RxSwift has been a hot topic in the swift community for a few years now, but somehow I've managed to avoid it.
Jussi Suojanen
Oct 23
Blurb

Officially launched #codedinoc tonight at DevTalks! Thankful to have had Dr Glenn Roquemore, President of IVC tell the crowd why @MyIrvineValley joined https://codedinoc.com

Sep 7
Technology
SummAR of ’17 Part 2: Development Edition
In a previous blog post about my summer at Vincit, I went over some general information and user experiences about HoloLens. This post picks up right where the last one ended and offers some insight in to the development process for HoloLens.
Eemeli Heinonen
Jan 12
Technology
How we stream events at Vincit
Vincit was founded in Tampere in 2007 but it has since expanded to Helsinki, Turku and all the way to California. Every month we have an internal meeting where we go through what has happened during the previous month. Here's how we do it.
Antti Pulakka
Oct 5
Technology
Five more reasons why buying software development could save your startup (Part 2)
Hopefully, you read my colleague and my own writing about how to buy a so-called development rescue a startup company. I will continue to list with five more reasons that will come from a business perspective.
Toni Vanhala
Jun 26