Category: Technology

Should You Use a CSS Preprocessor?

A CSS preprocessor is a scripting language that is compiled into the CSS syntax. It’s a little bit like learning a new language that is similar to CSS but also has some additional features. The biggest advantage to using a CSS preprocessor is that it allows you to reuse pieces of code that you have […]

Use Magento If You’re Serious About eCommerce

BY ANDREW HUGHES – SOFTWARE ENGINEER @ TOPTAL #ecommerce #magento You may have heard that Magento is the eCommerce platform you use if you’re serious about your business—and you’re serious about your business—so you’ve decided on Magento. But do you know what you’re getting yourself into? Magento is an incredibly powerful program. One blogger I […]

Calculate the Real Cost of Employees and Consultants

REAL EMPLOYEE COST CALCULATOR This calculator is based on the cost accounting methodology detailed in the article below. Use the calculator below to compare the real costs of contractors vs. employees, based on their salaries and hourly rates. Annual Comparison of Real Costs (cumulative by month)Consult…Employee123456789101112$0$50,000$100,000$150,000$200,000MonthsReal Cost (Cumulative) Months Consultant Employee 1 14,560 15,754 2 […]

Bringing 4G To Developing Countries

Your 2012-vintage phone is dead. You’re not committed to a specific carrier through a two-year contract, you don’t care about brand loyalty, and you’re not one of those people willing to spend heaps of money on leading-edge gadgets. You head online to look for a replacement, thinking you are about to put a dent in […]

Cryptocurrency for Dummies: Bitcoin and Beyond

Bitcoin created a lot of buzz on the Internet. It was ridiculed, it was attacked, and eventually it was accepted and became a part of our lives. However, Bitcoin is not alone. At this moment, there are over 700 AltCoinimplementations, which use similar principles of CryptoCurrency. So, what do you need to create something like […]

Blockchain Technology Explained: Powering Bitcoin

Microsoft recently became the latest big name to officially associate with Bitcoin, the decentralized virtual currency. However, the Redmond company did not go all out, and will only support bitcoin payments on certain content platforms, making up a tiny fraction of its business. What’s The Big Deal With Bitcoin? Like most good stories, the bitcoin […]