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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:  

SphereCon​ ​to ​Support ​the​ ​Go​ ​and​ ​Ruby​ ​Communities

  On​ ​October​ ​28,​ ​2017​ ​we​ ​hosted​ ​software​ ​engineers​ ​and​ ​UI​ ​/​ ​UX​ ​designers​ ​from around​ ​the​ ​world​ ​at​ ​SphereCon​ ​to​ ​network​ ​and​ ​learn​ ​best​ ​practices​ ​from​ ​our experts.​ ​This​ ​event​ ​took​ ​place​ ​at​ ​Interia’s​ ​conference​ ​hall​ ​in​ ​Kiev. With​ ​Go​ ​and​ ​Ruby​ ​continuing​ ​to​ ​evolve,​ ​Sphere​ ​Software’s​ ​CEO​ ​Leon​ ​Ginsburg​ ​saw the​

Traditional App Development May Change as Chatbots Become More Relevant

  There’s a silent shift taking place that could change the way mobile and Web applications are developed in the coming years. Not only do consumers want fewer applications, but they want the applications they’re using to be more interactive, and they want new ways to engage with them. Many companies that empathize

Front-End Testing with Python: EuroPython

  The Golden Age of Python   With a vibrant multi-million-user community, Python is currently the fourth most mentioned language on the TIOBE index. Originally conceived in 1989, Python enjoyed a modest user base until it exploded in the early 2000s, when Google adopted it as a major implementation language. Now a staple

12 Scalability Principles Designed to Sustain Growth for Your App’s Architecture

  Numerous articles and books have been written about scalability and capacity planning. However, sometimes the hardest part of the job is to avoid overengineering and keep relevant concepts as clear and simple as possible. As a Ruby and Go backend developer, I’ve discovered through experience a number of important scalability principles that

How to Use Go to Optimize the Cost of Software Development

  Big companies are often dependant on software systems to support complex purposes ranging from project management to human resource objectives. Many of these businesses understand why powerful software tools make a significant difference in accomplishing such critical tasks. Yet they aren’t as knowledgeable concerning specific programming languages like Golang and its ability

Blockchain Technology and its Real-World Uses

  Companies are studying the uses of blockchain technology as cryptocurrency becomes more relevant. According to Microsoft’s Midwest CTO, the term “blockchain” is so buzzworthy, that Kodak used it in a product name (completely unrelated to blockchain technology) and saw their stock value quadruple. It’s important to know that Blockchain is not a

Forecasting & Planning with Atlassian Service & Support

  Problem: What is the best way to create a living, breathing Roadmap that follows the reality of an Agile development life cycle without much overhead required to maintain it? One of our clients came to us with the problem above. For this post, we will call this client – Master Splinter. They

5 Latest & Current UX Design Trends

  As technology continues to evolve, so too do UX design trends. The best designers are able to not only keep pace with current trends, but they’re also forward-thinking enough to anticipate future trends. As Steve Jobs once said, “customers don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” An exemplary

Practical Tips for Using Yodlee IAV

  Yodlee is an aggregation service companies use to access customer financial information. Its Instant Account Verification (IAV) provides account- and transaction-level data about customer activity which companies use to perform day-to-day procedures such as loan and insurance processing. To access this data, companies create Yodlee accounts for their customers who then search