Setting Up Granate

Quick little sample of what I had to do to setup Granate to auto generate my graphql models/schemas for go. First make sure you have your GOPATH set correctly otherwise it will complain about not being able to find the config.yaml file. Next actually go get Granate: go get github.com/granateio/granate Lastly, make sure these three Read more about Setting Up Granate[…]

Automation Using Bower and Gulp

In today’s world if you are repeating yourself many times a day trying to build your software application, I have some great news for you.  Automation exists and it is awesome.  At Thinkovator we are using Bower and Gulp to automate our tasks for injecting, bundling, compiling, and building our AngularJS applications. Bower Bower is Read more about Automation Using Bower and Gulp[…]

T4 Templates and Code Generation

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could dynamically or problematically create code to help use from having to mundanely do it ourselves?  Well, that awesomeness has been found and it is called T4 Templates.  We have used them a few times in the past to create some simple extensions for Visual Studio but thought it Read more about T4 Templates and Code Generation[…]

Introducing Meteor to the Masses

Learning new technologies and seeing where they can apply is at the core of Thinkovator.  One of the new technologies we are learning and applying to real world problems is a javascript framework called Meteor.   It was built with the ability to subscribe and publish data real time, make a change in one app Read more about Introducing Meteor to the Masses[…]

Thinkovator Can Help You Release an App

Do you own a business or work for a business that would benefit from a mobile application? Do you have an amazing idea for a game or an application that would make your life easier but you have no idea how to develop it and get it into the market places? Thinkovator can help you Read more about Thinkovator Can Help You Release an App[…]

How to fix the error ‘libsass binding not found’

While creating a build script for Thinkovator’s mobile applications we have ran into an issue multiple times while using gulp and SASS. The error is pretty descriptive however, it doesn’t explain how to solve the problem. Hopefully this little blog will help save headaches in the future for us here at Thinkovator as well as Read more about How to fix the error ‘libsass binding not found’[…]

Service Repository Visual Studio Extension

A few weeks ago I realized the main architecture we lean towards at Thinkovator is a service repository pattern with request and response models.  I also noticed I was spending a lot of time creating the same interfaces and classes, placing them in their corresponding projects, and then finally getting to consume them.  Upon this Read more about Service Repository Visual Studio Extension[…]

Geolocation Simplfied

I came across this cool technology called what3words.  They had the idea to split the world up into 3×3 meter squares and assign them three word values.  This sounds kind of silly at first but I think there could be some really cool applications for this concept. A simple kids scavenger hunt.  Give clues to Read more about Geolocation Simplfied[…]

SVG is the Format for Me

To get started I should let you know the definition of SVG, a little information about it, and why we at Thinkovator decided to use it.  SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics which is an XML-based vector image format allowing for 2d graphics with interactions.  Something pretty cool about the graphics being XML based is Read more about SVG is the Format for Me[…]

What Is Responsive Design

I have been working on a website called Colorado Online Rentals and came across the idea of responsive web design. It is a new concept to me but one I am finding very useful. It allows a developer to break his page down into columns and it handles a lot of the resizing of the Read more about What Is Responsive Design[…]