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A blog for artisans and artisans in the making.

Do you have a passion for well-crafted products? Are you an artisan who wants to collaborate? Do you take pride in the creative process of designing and developing modern web applications? Then you will be happy to know that we want to work with you

Tinker Taylor Speaker Artisan

While at the Lone Star PHP 2016 conference for web developers and PHP software engineers, I sat down with Taylor Otwell, the creator of the Laravel framework, for an exclusive interview to get his thoughts on the industry, career opportunities, conferences, his approach to building "the framework for web artisans", and to hear his take on our approach to the modern artisan and apprentice method. Here is an in-depth interview with our favorite web artisan.

Behind the Scenes With Fish Rules

Artisans Collaborative had the opportunity to work with Rick Blalock to develop the Fish Rules App. This app helps anglers “fish without fear” by simplifying recreational saltwater fishing regulations. Along with the mobile app, we also developed fish.management, which helps government agencies more effectively manage and communicate fishery regulations. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is working with Fish Rules App to improve angler compliance by streamlining the hodgepodge of recreational saltwater fishing regulations. We sat down with Rick this past week to get a behind the scenes look at the apps.

We Are Sponsoring Lone Star PHP 2016

Artisans Collaborative is excited to be one of the sponsors of Lone Star PHP 2016. This annual conference brings together awesome speakers from Texas’s South Central region and beyond for three days of powerful keynotes and helpful breakout sessions. Conferences give our team a chance to learn new skills and meet fellow developers, so we are honored to be able to make it easier for companies to bring their entire team to the conference.

We Are Our Customers

Have you ever shocked your customer by offering an insight that they never thought of – maybe even never asked for? Moments like that are the fuel that powers our passion to take personal ownership of our customer's business challenges. Sure, we are designers, developers and creatives but we are also entrepreneurs, business advisors and professionals. We cannot help but try to continually improve our own understanding and processes, which directly impact customer operations. We are involved so much because we are creative partners with our customers.

Parse Discontinues Service. Now What?

Founded in 2011 and purchased by Facebook in 2013, Parse is one of the leading hosting services for web and mobile apps. The platform was an integral part of Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote last year, so it came a shock to many when Parse announced they would be discontinuing service. Now what are developers suppose to do?