What does a team need to start a software development project? One might assume that all they need is the idea of the end product, sufficient time and resources. However, starting a project is not all that simple. Based on our experience, we have compiled a list of factors that determine a project’s success and recommend you focus on them to avoid possible mistakes, unbudgeted expenses or even failure.
According to recent statistics, properly set and documented requirements, sufficient budgeting, healthy team management, ample testing and robust development tools are among key factors that contribute to avoiding software project failure. While developers cannot influence budgeting, they can certainly choose efficient tools that will increase team performance and produce a high-quality solution.
In Agile software development, continuous and seamless build integration is a requisite criterion for a quality application. Unlike the traditional waterfall development approach, the Agile stipulates that a mature piece of code is developed and delivered at every iteration. This necessitated the practice of ongoing code integration at every iteration of software engineering, which has triggered the nascence of a number of popular tools in agile software development, in particular, those for continuous integration (CI), that help development teams merge their results.
The Internet of Things has inevitably penetrated the healthcare industry, one that accounts for billions of smart devices — and their number keeps growing exponentially. The more progress medical science and technology make, the higher the number and the variety of healthcare devices rockets. The gadgets face constant modernization and enhancement along with evolving consumer needs. As a consequence, the role of these appliances has increased: today, they not only assist in the patient workup and disease treatment but also help prevent health problems and encourage wellness.
Among the multiple data visualization products in the market, there is one solution that certainly stands out — Tableau Software. An application for translating raw data into valuable insights, it has provided an unparalleled user experience for 16+ years. While there are pros and cons of Tableau software, Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms rates it as a leader for seven consecutive years.
With a heavy increase in e-Commerce, not all brick-and-mortar retailers have already gone online. Why? Probably, the major reason is the website development cost. So, how much does it cost to build an e-Commerce website? As in the case of house building, there is no standard price — it varies greatly depending on components that influence its cost.
Fifteen years ago, Agile was a buzzword, but nowadays a growing number of software development teams lean toward this approach. To come to grips with Agile testing, aka testing in Agile, we need to clarify that this term refers to the testing process within the Agile software development methodology. Also, since testing is an indispensable part of any software building methodology, we need to figure out what the Agile methodology is to understand the essence of Agile software testing methodology.
The IoT platforms are suites of components that enable deployment of applications that monitor and control connected devices. They remotely collect data from connected devices to manage all of them in one system. There are dozens of IoT platforms on the market. The building of an IoT solution requires a platform to host and support it. We compiled a list of the top Internet of Things platforms to review the most popular, most used and fastest-growing in 2017.