App Development

July 07, 2020

According to New Relic's More Perfect Software Research report, the "leaders" have made far greater progress than their peers in developing more perfect software — 90% of leaders say that developing and deploying more perfect software is a strategic priority ...

May 05, 2020

We are asked to make software purchases based on "business requirements." Often, those "requirements" are vaguely communicated and easily misinterpreted. This is especially true for payment gateways. Now is a good time to discuss these "business requirements" because COVID-19 and the global recession have forced companies to cut costs and double down on ecommerce efforts. I hope that these three considerations can help you get more mileage out of your fintech stack in tough times ...

April 15, 2020

Imagine you are someone with a vision, hearing or cognitive disability who relies on assistive technologies to access content and services. The ability to access personal financial information without blockers is critical for people with disabilities. That's where digital accessibility — making certain a site or app is navigable by users with disabilities — factors into the software development process ...

March 11, 2020

With quality becoming the sole differentiator in delivering superior user experiences, mere shift-left testing is not sufficient. In order to present value to the customers, quality testers are moving away from a quality-driven approach to one driven by software quality engineering ...

March 02, 2020

Digital transformation is all about leveraging technology into all areas of a business, leading to change in the way a business operates. It’s no secret that this idea of digital transformation has taken the world by storm. One of the biggest byproducts of this movement is the SaaS industry. SaaS companies alone generated more than $72 billion in 2018 ...

February 27, 2020

The increasing validation of outsourced application development in the eyes of IT professionals is making it a staple of their application development toolbox. And with the growth of sophisticated cloud-accessible tools, application development service vendors continue to expand their value-added capabilities to further justify IT professionals engaging them ...

February 26, 2020

Today, enterprise users' needs and expectations are fluid and the applications built must accommodate a much wider spectrum of requirements. For organizations to effectively service their customers in this new environment in a differentiated way, they must develop and innovate around digital transformation in three separate yet interconnected areas: expertise, speed and agility ...

February 20, 2020

Value Stream Management (VSM) is still a budding initiative in the software delivery industry but is quickly gaining momentum, according to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting ...

February 10, 2020

Two of the most daunting questions software engineers often hear are: "when will this be done?" and "how much will this cost?" Project managers and clients need to know these answers, but developers don't usually work in the same way where they can deliver certain answers to those questions. They often provide their best guess to those questions, only for the client to be disappointed when the project runs long or costs more than expected. But there is a better approach to budgeting for product updates: user story mapping and forecasting ...

February 05, 2020

The demand to deliver a consistently positive and innovative customer experience is something that many companies — more specifically, their DevOps teams — are currently grappling with. While the ability to push out multiple features a week may appear as a great accomplishment for DevOps teams, our survey showed that 82% commonly discover bugs in production ...

December 18, 2019

Industry experts offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2020. Part 5 covers application development including Low Code and No Code ...

November 20, 2019

Digital accessibility — making sure your website, mobile site and apps are accessible to all users, including people with disabilities — is increasingly a DevOps requirement that can't be ignored ...

November 05, 2019

The benefits of a feature flag rollout are clear to many DevOps teams. The ability to control the gradual release of a feature, and then be able to retract the feature without having to restart the entire release, has made the job of development and operations teams a lot easier ...

October 29, 2019

On reading this year's Accelerate State of DevOps Report 2019, it was easy to make a clear conclusion: the usability of tools affects productivity. This is perhaps not surprising in itself, but the report finds that tool usability, above all else, is a key indicator of performance ...

October 01, 2019

With the speed of innovation ever on the rise, customers expect the latest, greatest features and updates at their fingertips. That means businesses have to ship and deliver more features and products than ever before, faster than before — making it harder for often-overburdened technical teams to keep up with the rapid pace of change as they innovate and execute. With developer resources in high demand, no-code, low-code solutions promise to clear up backlogs and spark innovation by building up a citizen developer workforce ...

September 12, 2019

Only 55% of all product launches take place on schedule, according to the 2019 product manager survey from Gartner ...

July 24, 2019

It’s the big day, and your team is excited to implement the new features on your company’s grocery shopping app. You’ve been working on the code for weeks and ensuring that everything will run smoothly by planning for a canary release. Your stakeholders are eagerly awaiting the feedback and press coverage from the launch of these new features — no pressure ...

June 19, 2019

While you’re still in the planning phase for a new feature, it’s a good idea to also think about how you will release it. This is something often done within the design process ...

June 05, 2019

This focus on customer-centric technology is the modern-day equivalent of the age-old phrase "the customer is king," meaning customer satisfaction is everything. Today, with the increase of online shopping and digital retail experiences, this ideology has evolved to focus on customers’ experience when using an organization’s e-commerce platform. As a result, product development teams are coming under immense pressure to innovate at a relentless pace ...

May 30, 2019

Next-gen application development vendors are branching out into analytics, the Internet of Things, SaaS-based offerings, security and mobile apps to help clients solve business problems, create new growth opportunities and improve profits, according to a new report published by ISG ...

May 29, 2019

It's become common practice to use open source languages to code, helping companies iterate and release more quickly in a DevOps world. However, these languages bring some challenges with them, adding complexity and risk. Developers are still wasting time on retrofitting languages to comply with enterprise criteria, according to ActiveState's annual developer survey ...

May 22, 2019

The number of applications slated for delivery in 2019 has increased 60%, 38% of whom plan to deliver 25 or more apps this year, according to The State of Application Development, 2019: Is IT Ready for Disruption? a report from OutSystems ...

May 14, 2019

Most (85 percent) of organizations have adopted, or plan to adopt, a product-centric application delivery model, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. Although full adoption is rare, overall, survey respondents use the product-centric model for 40 percent of their work in 2018. Gartner predicts that this figure will reach 80 percent by 2022 ...

May 01, 2019

By now, the concept of experimentation in software development is fairly well known. Most development teams understand at a high level the benefits that can be achieved through experimentation. Perhaps the most important of those is the ability to identify positive or negative impacts of a feature — in terms of both app performance and customer experience — earlier in the development process ...

April 18, 2019

As user application touchpoints increase in frequency, change in modalities and expand in device type, the future of app development is multiexperience, according to a recent survey by Gartner ...

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