What was that developer thinking?!

Author: Dan Woodruff   Ever had a developer join a team, suggest a radical solution and be shut down? Or have them suddenly be allowed to develop their ideas? I find it fascinating as to how this happens and may have some insight. Each company’s culture, whether they know it or not, has inherent values. For […]


Why STG?

Who are we? Software Technology Group (STG) is a software-consulting firm located in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  STG is a privately owned and operated company, which enables us to make decisions based on the needs of our employees and our clients, not those of shareholders. Founded 20 years ago, STG has maintained the goal […]


Are you Left Brained or Right Brained?

Author: Shanaz Lavasanie I’ve heard a lot of personality-related labels: introverted, optimistic, strong but silent, drama queen, etc. But left-brain or right-brain? These labels may not be well-known.   Defining Behavior Whether it is our left hemisphere that is more dominant or our right one, the distinction can impact our personality and the decisions we […]


Interview Tips & Tricks (for the newbie to the expert)

Author: Chris Lake   One of the ways that STG likes to partner with its clients is to sit in as an observer when we have a candidate interview.  We don’t interfere with anything said, but being in the room helps us observe and see both how the candidate does and what needs our client […]


RootsTech Innovator Showdown

Author: Geoffrey Sagers   I recently had the opportunity to attend the RootsTech Genealogy conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. One of the sessions I attended was the Innovator Showdown. It was the final six of numerous of entries to “show off” how technology can improve family history — the world’s largest org chart. Most […]


Testimony of Ryan Parrish

Author: Ryan Parrish As a consultant, often when diving into a large online retailer environment you can expect there to be many pieces of proprietary company knowledge to pick up. Between learning a new API, using Foreign CRM tools, and adapting to the conventions of their business operations and hierarchy expectations, it can be a […]


Coding HTML Emails

Author: Patricia Johnson Part 1: The Code That Time Forgot Like me, you probably expect that html code is going to display virtually the same in every browser, with a few known exceptions. There are small foibles in rendering between the assorted web browsers, but with every update, those differences become fewer and fewer, and […]


Our Favorite UI/UX Designs of 2015: A Thoroughly Informal and Awesome List

Author: Neal Jenks Design Consultant | IxD Practice Manager   Ah, end-of-year: The time when a young man/woman’s fancy turns to lists. I asked Software Technology Group’s illustrious IxD Practice members to share some of their favorite UX/UI discoveries from the past year. What followed was an entertaining and instructive mixed-bag of websites, apps, and […]


2016 IxD Trends

Author: Neal Jenks   Allow me to wax prophetic. A vibrant, waning year tends to open our imaginations to the unexplored horizons yet to come, and this is especially true of the IxD world.  If the past year has taught us anything, it is that we have absolutely no clue what to expect. But heck… […]


The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Software Engineers

By Quinn Heiner   In this article (which has no relation to Covey’s famous book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, except maybe the number seven), we will take a different approach in our discussion of good habits by first pointing out the bad ones.  By going from ineffective to effective, we will essentially […]