Introducing XCTasks: Powerful Test Automation for Xcode Projects

At Layer we are developing a platform to power the next generation of communications-enabled applications. Platform engineering is uniquely challenging — it demands that the engineering organization execute on a number of component projects concurrently to produce a coherent whole. This results in the production of a relatively high number of code respositories, test suites, […]

Design critique at Layer HQ

Last night we cohosted an event at Layer’s Mission District HQ with Salesforce’s Brooks Hassig. The event brought together local designers and gave them the chance to get honest feedback from peers on their current work. A taco truck, warm San Francisco evening and great company made for a fantastic event. A fine time was […]

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Passing the Disrupt Cup

Last September we had the tremendous honor of winning TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco’s Startup Battlefield, joining the ranks of successes like Mint.com and Yammer. I can’t imagine a better way to launch a technology company than TechCrunch Disrupt. Since we won: We’ve had more than 6,000 requests for access to our beta from individuals and […]

The new building blocks

As a product designer or application developer, the most important thing to focus on should be delighting your users. After all, the only part of the product that your user will interact with is the top layer, an interface. In order to get to that final, delightful experience as fast as possible, developers can go […]