Software development is an ever-evolving field. What was cutting edge five years ago is now standard or surpassed by something even faster, more effective, or more feature-rich. One of the changes that the field has undergone in recent years is swapping over development, test, and deployment software environments to the cloud.
Software is full of either-or choices. Android or iOS, Agile or Waterfall, backend or frontend, AWS or Azure. One that we often get asked about is the difference between open-source and proprietary software.
To build and ultimately release a great product you’ll need a motivated and talented product development team that combines skill, with character and company culture. No easy feat, but one that’s definitely doable!
There’s plenty of software-speak that goes whooshing over the heads of most people - and even some of the heads of those programming! Two of the terms that you might hear thrown about in the world of software are microservices and web services. These are both ways of defining software products: by breaking larger software products down into manageable chunks that can talk to each other. Let’s take a closer look.
Blockchain technology is a super hot topic right now - with every business from big banks through to small businesses wondering how they can leverage this new technology to help get ahead in the tech stakes and one-up their competition. But what exactly is blockchain, other than a method of providing immutable proof of a transaction over a network?
The argument between cloud hosted and self-hosted software solutions can be a tricky one. There are many pros and cons on either side, but your company’s goal is to arrive at a decision that best suits the needs of the organization.
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.