March 2017

Lessons Learned in Lambda

By Chris Rittersdorf and Kyle Magnuson

We recently finished up a project that uses AWS Lambda. The project needed to crunch large sets of numbers in a small amount of time. Lambda turned out to be a good fit for doing exactly that. But, it involved some trial and error. Here are a few lessons we learned along the way.

Using Tmuxinator to automate your environment

By Troy Spruit

How to use Tmux and Tmuxinator to automate the creation of complex environments such as service oriented architectures.

Here's Where Collective Idea Will Be Over the Next Few Months


We’re participating in or attending conferences and events all around the country. See when and if we’ll be in a city near you!

Common sense UI design


Do you want to make your web designs seem familiar to your users? Check out some not so obvious ideas that can contribute to an easier to use interface for your website or application.