A collection of stories and thoughts from the craft focused teams of Umbrage Studios.
Software startups routinely live by the mantra of “fail fast.” They want to quickly validate an idea or a feature. But the enterprise has historically moved much slower with a less risky, "bolt on" approach, leveraging existing solutions rather than building its own. When it comes to building new products
I have been invited to present at the upcoming DevOpsDays Houston on Optimizing Time to First Deployment. Creating scalable, efficient and effective processes are imperative to the start of a software development project. From the initial decisions around which frameworks to utilize to how to host and roll out a
Every software engineer reaches a point in their career where they begin to lean towards one of two problem-solving paradigms, one called a wizard, and another called a barbarian. Wizards tend to take their time solving issues, leading to slow code delivery and missed deadlines. Barbarians like to brute force
Enterprise software has long been regarded as a second-class option. Knocked as hard to use and difficult to integrate into other workflows, it wasn’t until recently that software developers began to actually emphasize the user experience. Enterprise users began forcing corporations to adopt software solutions through a shadow IT
The enterprise excels at making first drafts. But enterprise companies routinely fall short at improving on that initial version and adding true value to their users. At Umbrage, part of the value we deliver to our clients is creating a product-first vision that enables them to industrialize their initial products.
Umbrage is a legion of creatives united by a passion to design, develop and deliver consumer-quality digital solutions and experiences to the enterprise and we wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves. Design ThinkingNot long ago, the enterprise was told it needed to be more “user-centric” when contemplating a