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15 Must-Read Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship Articles

To keep up with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices, our team of “digi-preneurs” constantly share the “best of” what they’re learning and reading across Slack channels. Here’s a roundup of insights from the last two weeks, including software engineering, business and product strategy, UX/design, and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).

To keep up with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices, our team of “digi-preneurs”...

9 Examples of Machine Learning in Our Daily Lives

Machine Learning, a subset of the field of artificial intelligence, uses statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to learn from datasets without being explicitly programmed. One of the first big breakthroughs in Machine Learning (ML) was in the 1950s when a computer “learned” how to play checkers and then beat the reigning (human) world champion of checkers. Machine Learning continued to gain traction in the 1980s and, today, it's part of our daily existence in ways you probably don't even realize.

Machine Learning, a subset of the field of artificial intelligence, uses statistical techniques...

How to Choose the Right Product Development Firm

Smashing Boxes Senior Project Manager Neal Raval on choosing the right digital product development firm to bring your idea to life.

Finding the right product development firm to help bring your idea to life can be a stressful decision. It can be the difference between success and failure. It's important to choose a firm that collaborates with you versus a vendor focused on selling you. Seek out a partner that balances the priorities of your vision, the needs of your users, and various engineering complexities to ensure that your product maintains its momentum, launches on time, and delivers on the next iteration of value.

Smashing Boxes Senior Project Manager Neal Raval on choosing the right digital product...

7 Obstacles to Overcome for a Successful IoMT Integration, Part 2

Few things hold more potential to drastically change (and save) lives than digital health transformation and healthcare IoT. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to develop and expand, innovation possibilities with the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) are infinite. As I discussed in part 1 of this series "Digital Health Transformation: Realizing the Promise, Reducing the Risk", the connected infrastructure of medical devices, software applications, health systems, and services is already being used by individuals to track their health through wearables, such as FitBit and Apple Watch. Hospital and clinical staff are using IoMT to communicate with patients about appointments, medication management, lab results, care plans, remote monitoring, and more. 

Few things hold more potential to drastically change (and save) lives than digital health...

What All Software Engineers Need to Know about WWDC 2019

Smashing Boxes Principal Engineer Todd Crown highlights software announcements from WWDC 2019 that will have a far-reaching impact on software engineers and the Apple ecosystem.

A few weeks ago, Apple held the much-anticipated annual WWDC 2019 event. As usual, there were a plethora of presentations on everything Apple.  Let's take a look at the software announcements and what they mean for our future in the Apple ecosystem. 

Smashing Boxes Principal Engineer Todd Crown highlights software announcements from WWDC 2019...

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