Combining iOS and OS X Projects

Recently we decided to combine repositories for an OS X and iOS version of an application we’ve been developing. This decision came about after realizing that sharing code was breaking one application and our automated build wasn’t picking up the changes. There are a few solutions for sharing code between apps: static libraries, resource bundles, etc. Most come with all... Read more >>

Welcome Matt!

We’ve crossed a big line here at Element 84 this week with the hire of Matt Bialas. It’s the first time that we’ve had two developers with the same name (Matthew Crouch started a couple of weeks ago)! Matt B comes to us with a wealth of Android development experience and we’re very excited to have him on board.


Welcome Matthew!

We’re excited to be adding another team member, Matthew Crouch! He’ll be working on web development in Ruby on Rails, and he works on Android development on the side. We’re very happy to have him. You can follow him on Twitter @matt_crouch.


Using Git Log to Show Last Month's Commits

Every month, I have to produce a short bulleted list of tasks I worked on from the previous month. Usually I end up straining my memory trying to remember everything I did. The last time I had to make this list I realized that our git repository contained all this information. I had to find a good way to extract... Read more >>

Welcome James!

We have another fantastic new team member to talk about! James Norton has joined Element 84 and we’re very happy to have him. He has a background in C++ and Java programming and currently specializes in Ruby on Rails and iOS development. He will be working with several other team members on the NASA ECHO project. His full bio is... Read more >>

Letting Go

I love deleting code. It’s one of my favorite maintenance tasks. Every unnecessary line of code in an application weighs on my mind like an unpaid bill. I feel a sense of glee when I get a chance to delete a feature we don’t need anymore. Every line, function, class, and feature has a cost. It costs additional time to... Read more >>

Updated Seizure Tracker is out!

A new and improved iPhone/iPod Touch App has been released on the App Store! Improvements include updates for iPhone 5, a new “more” navigation tab allows you to interface more directly with both Seizure Tracker and YouTube credentials from within the app and updated YouTube sign in. Please let us know if you have any comments, we’re looking forward... Read more >>