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The Mighty Ant 10x Advantage

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Developer quality is the biggest determinant of software project success, greatly exceeding the contribution of all other factors. Developers differ in capabilities by more than a factor of ten. At Mighty Ant DataWorks, we’ve observed such a 10x advantage.

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"We have a dream of launching a tech product but are feeling totally priced out by professional firms. Any advice?"

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In August 2016, Glenn Smith of Mighty Ant DataWorks moved from Southern California to West Lafayette Indiana and opened up a new Mighty Ant office in the Purdue Technology Center (part of Purdue University.) In February 2017 an old friend from Pasadena California emailed asking for advice on hiring cheap developers when you didn’t have the money for a full service firm. Below is the (lightly edited) exchange.

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9 Free Design Tools for Better Web Development

100% of our design leads recommend these 9 design tools

100% of our lead designers recommend these 9 free design tools. (Ok, Thomas is our only design lead at Mighty Ant, but if you do any kind of front-end development, he thinks you will find these free tools / links super helpful.)

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Mighty Ant’s New Purdue Research Park Office Makes the News

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Various local news outfits, as well as the Purdue Technology Center itself have taken note of Mighty Ant’s new office in the Purdue Research Park. One advantage our new Mighty Ant East office has over our Caltech adjacent office in Pasadena: Geese!

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Thomas Tips: How to Remove the Background of an Image with Photoshop [Video Tutorial]

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Our Lead Designer Thomas demonstrates how to quickly remove an image’s background without permanently deleting any portion of it by using layer masking. An example of non-destructive editing. The little boy in the video? That’s Thomas! (when he was younger)

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Thomas Tips: How to Save Time Using Photoshop Actions to Automate Repetitive Tasks [Video Tutorial]

How to remove a background in photoshop - Video Tutorial

Our Lead Designer Thomas demonstrates how to quickly automate repetitive tasks in Photoshop by using "actions. This tip is going to save you a lot of time and help you deliver consistent quality.

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Contact us today to explore what’s possible.

Mighty Ant DataWorks has decades of experience in walking clients through the software development process. We work with small businesses, the enterprise, for profit business, and non-profits alike. From initial assessment, to system specification, software construction, system testing, user training, system deployment, maintenance, long term support, and system additions, we have you covered — and can provide references of others we’ve worked with for more than 20 years.

Do you see an opportunity to let technology help you work in a smarter way in your work place? Do you wonder what is feasible and what it might cost? We love to provide answers, and an initial assessment is free. Drop us an email, or call us today at (800) 216-8182.

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