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Justin Risch

19 posts Richmond Virginia

Twitter Mining: Winning By Design

One popular topic in today's industry is Blockchain technology, which of course brings to mind Bitcoin. This month, Ippon Technologies is hosting a Dojo on Blockchain. While excited for this, it made me wonder if the concept of "mining" could be applied to other feeds of data. This

Why We Code

It was that time of year again -- sitting around the table with extended family, enjoying an assortment of homemade goodies. With the polite conversation and well tempered jokes, there's a series of questions one grows to expect. "How have you been?", "How's work?", or for

Why is an Address NOT a String?

Applying the concepts of Data Meaningfulness and Usefulness. One example given in the article [Data Usability by Susannah Darling](https://blog.ippon.tech/blog/data-meaningfulness-and-usability-does-your-data-mean-what-it-says/) was that addresses should be stored as two Doubles representing a physical location (coordinates) rather than a String; let’s explore that further together. Comparing

Increasing the performance of your Web Application!

Recently, Tatami received a massive overhaul thanks to our partnership with VCU and their team of senior computer science students. Though the app worked beautifully, there were inefficiencies that needed to be addressed. Being halfway through transitioning from Backbone to Angular JS meant that there was more bloat than acceptable–

Java's First Vicennial Anniversary!

In 1995, a new way of programming was born. James Gosling, working for Sun Systems, had done as all great inventors do– he tried something completely new. Originally he called it Oak, but it wasn’t long until it became Java. Though certainly not the Java we know today, it

Making your web application load faster

Recently, Tatami received a massive overhaul thanks to our partnership with VCU and their team of senior computer science students. Unfortunately, being halfway through transitioning from Backbone to AngularJS means that, though the app worked beautifully, there were inefficiencies that needed to be addressed. This happens anytime an app is