GORGES Blog

New Languages - Same old Challenge

July 16th, 2014
While Apple's Swift programming language, D from Facebook, and Go from Google may be welcome replacements to the set we have used for the last decade, the challenge at GORGES remains economical production. Clients seldom have a passion for technological advancement for its own sake and few of them gain any advantage from announcing their technology advances.

Responsive Design Done Well

July 2nd, 2014
It is oversimplification to define Responsive Web Design as nothing more than a design that takes into account the size of the screen.

GORGES begins work for Child Care Solutions

June 17th, 2014
GORGES, Inc. is excited to announce entering into a software development contract with Child Care Solutions. Child Care Solutions is the not-for-profit child care resource and referral agency that serves Onondaga and Cayuga Counties. They have offices in Syracuse, NY and Auburn NY.

When Free Software is Too Expensive

May 19th, 2014
There are cases where the choice between free and commercial application components is not clear-cut, when you evaluate the true cost of using each. Sometimes the “free” component can be more expensive, because a commercial alternative is available that is a better fit to the application’s requirements.

Drupal e-Commerce website for Cortland Line

May 14th, 2014
Cortland Line
Cortland Line is an old line fishing line manufacturer in Cortland, New York that is undergoing a whole new line of marketing and sales.

GORGES integrates Bing map for shoppingcenters.com

May 12th, 2014
Bing mapping feature
The Directory of Major Malls worked with GORGES to update its ShoppingCenters.com website with a new interactive mapping feature.

Cicero-North Syracuse teacher to be honored with 'Outstanding Teacher Award'

April 18th, 2014
A Cicero-North Syracuse teacher will be honored with the Technology Alliance of Central New York's 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award. Matthew Harbinger is a math and computer science teacher at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in the North Syracuse Central School District. The Technology Alliance of Central New York is a nonprofit that was founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse. Its mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation and education of technology.

Electronics Park, LLC

February 18th, 2014
Location of Electronics Park, LLC in the Syracuse NY and Onondaga County area.
Just five minutes from downtown Syracuse, there is approximately 20 acres of land are available within Electronics Park for development by tenants requiring buildings specific to their needs. Building sites range in size from one to seven acres. Approximately five acres of land has been zoned commercial and are available for such uses as a restaurant, health club, bank, and day care center.

GORGES Joins CenterState CEO

February 7th, 2014
Centerstate Corporation for Economic Development
GORGES has joined CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO). CenterState CEO is a twelve-county, business leadership, and economic development organization, based in Syracuse, New York.

Jeff Ellis joins GORGES' Syracuse area expansion

February 5th, 2014
GORGES has long been a leader in web software and mobile app development and Jeff will be helping GORGES bring these skills to more businesses in the Syracuse, NY and the Central New York region.

Technology, Teacups and Testing

January 20th, 2014
The hardest thing about creating software isn't building it - it's changing it

GORGES Celebrates Another Successful Year at the New Argos Inn

January 15th, 2014
The GORGES family had a great time at our holiday party.

Big Data Workshops

January 1st, 2014
John Sammis and Don Ellis, of GORGES, Inc., presented a three-hour workshop about Big Data on December 12, 2013

Internet was Not for You

December 19th, 2013
Big Data is a child of the Internet – destined to become a sibling. It is already changing again the way we think about information and communication.

Tide and Weather Pebble Watch App

November 10th, 2013
Image of watch by Matt Clark, CTO at GORGES, a weather station for your wrist in a Pebble Watch.
Matt Clark, CTO at GORGES, has made a weather station for your wrist in a Pebble Watch. GPS finds the closest weather monitoring station and displays local weather information, plus tide information.

Google Fonts

October 7th, 2013
Yesterday I encountered an unexpected problem. I was using the "Crimson Text" Google Web Font on a project, and the font did not show up on IE. So I tried "Buenard" and had the same luck. The customary Stack Overflow search led to the conclusion that not all fonts work in IE.

Pebble Stop Watch App

July 15th, 2013
A big number stop watch for Pebble by Matt Clark, CTO at GORGES
Matt explores the Pebble Watch, buys ones, and starts seeing ideas for great uses.

Shared Library Application by GORGES

June 30th, 2013
Many organizations need to develop information for constituencies that are mostly the same at every consuming point, but are also different in critical ways

E-Commerce and Tax Rates

June 24th, 2013
Someone recently asked me how to compute accurate tax-rates in an e-commerce solution.

Do Views make your Drupal site slow?

June 24th, 2013
The short answer is yes. I was able to shave 40% off the uncached response time of one page with four views by refactoring it to use the Entity Field Query API.

Drupal Page Caching and Case Sensitivity

May 17th, 2013
On a large, high traffic client site, we rely on Drupal page caching for anonymous users to keep the user experience responsive.

Team GORGES takes a field trip

May 16th, 2013
the GORGES gang on a field trip to Ports of New York
Having found December a fairly difficult month to gather for a Holiday get-together, the gang here at GORGES decided to wait until January to share some laughs together outside of the office; laughs we had.

Belle Sherman Robotics Club

March 26th, 2013
This academic year I agreed to teach a robotics class at a local elementary school.

Customizing the TRAC ticket workflow

March 26th, 2013
At GORGES (among other tools) we use TRAC to manage bugs and feature requests (aka "tickets") and tracking those against various version control systems.

The Code of Life

December 17th, 2012
Last weekend an enthusiastic group of coders from the Ithaca area gathered at GORGES for a special event, as part of the Global Day of Coderetreat.

The True North Strong and ... PHP?

November 12th, 2012
Just got back from the True North PHP Conference in Toronto, and boy, is my brain tired!

Better PHP Diagnostics with ChromePHP

November 7th, 2012
ChromePHP is like FirePHP's handsome cousin. Both the client-side and server-side libraries are really simple, small, and elegant - because ChromePHP does exactly what I thought FirePHP does.

Brad Treat at the PopShop

April 27th, 2012
I visited the PopShop in CollegeTown last night for an event

Overcome challenges to meeting accessibility standards and your website will be usable to a much larger audience

March 16th, 2012
Building a website to comply with Section 508 or WCAG accessibility standards can mean meeting a number of specific technical requirements.

Fitness Frolics

January 26th, 2012
One peril of software development is that there is too much sitting going on.

Medical Data Proliferation

January 26th, 2012
Medical Data Proliferation – One Pattern, One Value, and One Prediction

Wordpress or Drupal

January 19th, 2012
GORGES does not have any intrinsic preference between, Drupal and Wordpress. We can and will provide either.

Choosing Web Chart Technologies

September 9th, 2011
Web-based charting has emerged as another great use of the browser.

An interview with Matt Clark about wearable technology such as the Pebble watch and the Samsung Gear watch.

Under Matt's leadership GORGES has developed watch apps and watch interfaces for Pebble and Samsung watches

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