AWS Systems Manager, a Recipe for Simplicity

AWS Systems Manager, a Recipe for Simplicity

It was around 2003 when I first worked with Amazon Web Services EC2, and to be honest, those days were much simpler. If you needed an instance, you started it from some AMI. If you needed some additional software installed, you did it manually. If you needed this software as a standard part of your

February 6, 2018
10 Tips for Improving the User Experience

10 Tips for Improving the User Experience

  One key competitive advantage that companies often overlook is their user experience ( UX ), which is defined as the end-user’s emotions and attitudes when interacting with a company’s product, systems, or services. Though this may seem difficult to measure and ultimately subjective, any company can create a great user experience if they follow

December 28, 2017
Why You Should Consider Upgrading Your Ruby on Rails Version

Why You Should Consider Upgrading Your Ruby on Rails Version

It’s already been more than a year since Rails 5.0 was released — in fact, Rails 5.2 is now around the corner. Some of you may still be using version 4.2.x and feeling good about it. There’s nothing wrong with you. On the flip side, in my opinion, you should

September 27, 2017
Go and Network API: The Silver Bullet

Go and Network API: The Silver Bullet

  First of all, what do we mean by the term “network API”? It’s simple: we’re referring to any API that’s called remotely. This includes mobile app backends, the AJAX backend for a single page site, RTB services, internal data exchange services for the complicated distributed application, and so on. Let’s say we’ve been working

September 27, 2017
Harnessing the Power of Augmented Reality

Harnessing the Power of Augmented Reality

When Augmented Reality was first developed in 1968, it required an expensive, specialized headset to just display simple wireframe drawings. Now, Augmented Reality - compatible devices are much more accessible, allowing millions of people to have the power of AR in the palm of their hands.

September 27, 2017
How Ethereum Cryptocurrency Smart Contracts are Disrupting Industries

How Ethereum Cryptocurrency Smart Contracts are Disrupting Industries

The cryptocurrency market made massive waves in 2017, and analysts expect an even more erratic 2018 as investors double down, and blockchain networks continue to expand. However, there’s one open-source platform based on blockchain technology that is continuing to attract the attention of startups and even enterprises like JPMorgan Chase, Mastercard, Cisco, and more. It’s

September 27, 2017
IT Staff Augmentation Can Help Provide a Winning Innovation Strategy

IT Staff Augmentation Can Help Provide a Winning Innovation Strategy

Over the past 30 years, we have witnessed the innovation of everyday products on a historic scale. This innovation has transformed even our most basic institutional, cultural, social norms and practices -- and it’s happening faster than ever before. For example, the data storage market saw this as floppy disks evolved into CDs, CDs evolved

September 20, 2017
Survey Results on State of Custom Software Development

Survey Results on State of Custom Software Development

  The following data is collected from a survey of 29,000 developers and administrators who were asked to assess the state of Custom software development within their organization. Over 1,000 respondents completed the survey -- below are the results:   Source: Published with permission from Atlassian

September 20, 2017