When implementing a new process or concept, there are a few steps that can be taken to see if the idea can be a reality. Using the proof of concept, prototype, pilot or minimum viable product methods are those steps. Each method is different with the biggest difference being the scope and the underlying costs associated with each piece.
Sharing as much information as possible with your IT/Technology department will keep members of the team motivated and focused on the RIGHT things. This will allow them to make the RIGHT decisions, have the RIGHT priorities, and the RIGHT abilities to achieve your goal.
Expert Andrii Barvynko shares insights on design and architecture patterns and the role that they play for developers and their team.
For many organizations undertaking of implementation of proprietary technology resembles a house renovation: you have the start date, you have the (known today) scope,and you have the budget. But what you don’t have is confidence in the end date (often it never comes even with successful projects), the final scope (this is an elusive and ambitious target) and the final budget.
When thinking about testing automation the popular movement in technology today is to automatically (forgive the pun) go full all in on a testing automation investment. However, not every technology or project necessarily needs a large-scale automation investment. The following represents some of our experience around when and how the decision to invest should be made.
Companies struggle with an isolated IT/Technology department culture. This article has some suggestions on how companies can overcome and improve the situation.
The question of “Which Android and iOS versions should my app support?” is often raised by clients. In this article we will discuss this question and we will attempt to present a reasonable answer.
Technology is pretty astonishing today and there are a wide range of Apps, technical frameworks, apps and ready-made solutions for developing games today. If you want to design or develop a game, and you know a little bit about software, computers and coding, you can make a game, easily. But you do need to look at the quality of your game because customers want the best.
The API can be compared with a waiter in a restaurant - it serves as a mediator between the one who orders food and the kitchen that prepares it. It delivers the order to the kitchen and then brings the dish to the client. The more customers there are in a restaurant, the more waiters are needed. In the same way, and as a rule, various people are involved in the development of the client and server. These are the Front-end and the Back- end Developers, each of which may use a different programming language.
Our goal for this project is to provide a chat system for visitors of the website so they can be easily assisted by the website’s owner in our support department. It is essential for the website’s owner to have the ability to customize the chat widget and have a powerful integration of support in the back office with all visitors and user’s information from the website’s database.
In order to minimalize the amount of time needed for loading and rendering content, all applications should request required content in a timely fashion, whether it be at the users demand or in the event it be prefetched before. Please ensure applications use local copies of content if necessary and create http request models as small as possible.
Digital projects can be expensive, with larger initiatives involving several partners and often challenging targets. But even today, many businesses just begin new projects with little to no detailed research, just an idea, an audience profile and a promise from a partner. But is that really sensible? Just because its digital, doesn’t mean the risks are not real, and the costs are certainly real.
As consultants, we are constantly approached by organizations looking to solve their business problems. They vary immensely, some may be related to growth, others concerned about a short-term spike in their technology demands, while some need help transforming from a startup style ad-hoc structure into a middle-sized organization with defined processes and structure and so on.
Mobile development has had an inbuilt complication from almost day one if you want to ensure the widest audience possible, and that is the competing platforms. Usually, covering the entire user base means developing for two platforms separately, iOS and Android, adding time and cost to the entire process. However, recently several tools have come to market aimed at streamlining the development process by providing сross platform support.
Marketing today is struggling to find its way, resorting to 140-character tweets with a lack of focus or outcome keeps brand awareness high, but falls short when it comes to desired outcomes. A return to well researched value propositions designed to meet established needs is crucial for long term marketing success.
Anyone who has built an API will know just how easy it is for a project to become disorganized and messy. Even if you use a document first workflow, things can feel a little clumsy, and so a solution that keeps control, but doesn’t get in the way of your flow could really make a difference.