May 15, 2018 | By D4 Software
At some point in the last 30 years, software transitioned from being a powerful productivity boost for individuals to an indispensable tool for teams working together. I’ll bet that having Windows 3.1 and Microsoft Office on your desktop computer in the early 90s helped you get your job done, but you could probably still (just about) have done your job without it if required.
Jan 8, 2018 | By D4 Software
Software is basically free, or so the saying goes. This has created a culture of building new software all the time rather than using and building upon existing technology. It’s almost an epidemic - for any little thing new software is built. This isn’t much of a problem if it’s a lone developer writing up a few scripts. But for larger uses it’s unwise.
Dec 21, 2017 | By D4 Software
Before QueryTree was open source it was a SaaS product. We hosted QueryTree on our servers and people paid us a monthly fee to use the product - which entailed connecting to their database and then running queries, building visualizations, and scheduling reports. All of this happened in a web browser.
Sep 5, 2017 | By D4 Software
From Cloudbleed to the WikiLeaks dump of the CIA’s cyber attack arsenal to WannaCry — 2017’s been a busy year for cyber security. Thanks to a slew of high profile political and news events (you know, elections and emails and hacking and stuff) and ongoing privacy concerns, cyber security is something even ‘normal’ people (read: people who don’t work in or know much about tech) are thinking about.