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IT Consulting
Software Project Management

IT Consulting
Software Project Management

What is a Software Development “Envoy”?

Clients face significant barriers maintaining their relationships with software vendors – especially their remote and outsourced teams. An “Envoy” can work as an agent for the client, protecting client interests and ensuring strong performance. Software development can be fraught with misunderstanding, delays and budget overruns*. Why is this? Because software development – especially outsourced software …

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Hadoop and Virtualization? The Future Looks Bright

Dissecting big data with surgical precision and transforming it into valuable business intelligence regardless of its Velocity, Variety, and Volume is the key to successful IT decision-making. Yet, the problem with managing big data is the difficulty of getting it organized under a single infrastructure due to the incredible rate at which it is constantly growing. The pure size, speed of arrival, …

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Vagrant in 2 Minutes – for Windows Users

Since its release 6 years ago in 2010 Vagrant has been a bit of a game changer, and has made our lives, as developers, a whole lot easier. So what exactly is Vagrant for those of you who don’t know? Vagrant is a software that allows you to create, configure and manage virtual development environments. Vagrant …

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Finally Heard … “Sanity” in Mobile Application Development

Finally, a refreshing, and sane way to look at the mobile app development in Dan Kim’s, “Myth debunking: WebViews suck, everything should be native” blog post. Thank you Basecamp. Agree wholeheartedly: You don’t need to be pure native or have 60fps on every screen – to make your customers happy. This leads to an interesting thought: are junior …

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Hybrid Mobile Apps and where Material Design Fits In

I found this article by John McMahon, Starter Inc. very insightful about where Material Design fits into the “battle” of Hybrid mobile development. Ultimately, the weight of native mobile application development is too much… too expensive, too time consuming and too slow. The web must be “brought back to mobile”. It needs to be supported, …

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Mobile is Looking more like the Web

It’s funny. The Web just can’t be kept down, and it’s spirit and character are still alive. But things are definitely different after the mobile revolution started. Here’s a few things I’m seeing: Developers are worn out trying to make apps work everywhere. It’s amazing to think that when you said “app” 8 years ago, …

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Legacy Work is Where Grit Matters

I was recently reading a great article on techniques for rescuing legacy code. And it occurred to me that difficult, hard-to-manage legacy projects present a great business opportunity. I see a lot these lately, with legacy PHP, Magento, ASP.Net or classic ASP, ColdFusion or Perl/ModPerl.     Even though they are older technology, they can …

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5 Reasons Big Sites go Mobile-Only and not Responsive

Yahoo uses “Dynamic Serving” to send an easy-to-click, mobile-optimized site. Mobile-Only (MO) and Responsive Web Design (RWD) are both great techniques to approach mobile-friendly web sites. (For background, see Mobile SEO: Responsive Design vs. Separate Mobile Site vs. Dynamic Serving.) In fact, RWD is the only choice for redesign sites, simple sites and smaller sites …

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