App Development

November 28, 2016

Almost half (43 percent) of app developers spend between 10 and 25 percent of their time debugging application errors discovered in production, rather than developing new features, according to ClusterHQ's first Application Testing survey ...

August 05, 2016

VisionMobile has just released its new State of The Developer Nation Report for Q3 2016 based on the world's largest survey of software developers. This quarter’s report delves into the key developer trends for 2016 and discusses mobile platforms, desktop platforms, server side languages, IoT markets, and the adoption of emerging technologies. Here are a few highlights from the report ...

August 01, 2016

Before launching a delegated development program, IT should to take into account these five key considerations for how to help users to help themselves ...

July 29, 2016

IT can help users to be proactive in solving issues that used to require that they create a help desk ticket and wait until (or hope) IT had the time to address it. Many users likely have excellent ideas for applications that will automate business processes and improve their departments' output and productivity levels. Now IT can let them build those apps themselves – even if they don't have much coding experience – by adopting a delegated approach to application development. These "low-coders" will help IT speed up software development and delivery timetables, and position the IT organization as an invaluable business partner, not a roadblock ...

July 25, 2016

If your business is not yet treating mobile web and app development as a priority, now is the time to start. But do not get swept away by the excitement: Your business should not build an app just for the sake of having one. Avoid these 5 mobile development pitfalls to get the most out of your online presence ...

July 15, 2016

Failures are inevitable. However by implementing a few best practices, operations professionals can take back control of their output and build more resilient systems. Here are three lessons I've learned that have allowed my teams to spend more time building up, rather than hunkering down ...

July 13, 2016

42 percent of organizations expect to increase spending on mobile app development by an average of 31 percent in 2016, according to a recent survey by Gartner. Despite this, the average proportion of the overall application development budget allocated to mobile is only 10 percent, a 2 percent decrease from 2015 ...

May 09, 2016

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that software quality is a top concern for organizations of all shapes and sizes. But heavy workloads, time constraints and lack of manpower plague many organizations. Despite the obstacles, however, with the right tools and best practices, teams can successfully and consistently peer review all code – leading to higher quality software in less time and at a reduced cost ...

May 02, 2016

Many software development teams struggle with an overwhelming and seemingly never-ending influx of new requests. Different business groups such as sales, account management and customer care will often demand new features or product changes, particularly in large enterprise organizations. This can lead to frustration as development teams are overloaded and stuck working to put out fires. It’s important to have a clear product roadmap with solid release planning in place. A time box release cycle can introduce some stability and predictability for IT team, business team, and clients ...

January 22, 2016

The vast majority of today’s mobile applications are statistically doomed to deletion, abandonment or a swift decline into immediate obscurity. For any app to be successful, developers must utilize all the tools at their disposal to ensure it stays front of mind among their users. This also means considering the typical user journey from the very outset of development. The whole process must be holistic, as we see when looking at one of the app world’s most successful game publishers ...

January 13, 2016

At this moment there are over two million apps available for download, and as many as 60,000 new apps added per month. But with countless new additions and tremendous growth expected over the years, thousands of applications are also being removed to never return – entering the app graveyard ...

September 15, 2015

Developers need the right tools and processes to move forward with their mobile app development efforts, as indicated by the latest Telerik State of Mobile Development survey. The most poignant finding of the survey is that 57% of developers have never built a mobile app, indicating that mobile app development remains highly specialized ...

August 12, 2014

There are many components that need to be considered prior to launching an app to ensure a successful user experience. A Dev/Test team's worst nightmare is to launch an app they spent hours, days, weeks, and months to build, only to receive reports of bugs that ruin the user's experience. The mobile app market is extremely competitive, with Gartner citing the number of app downloads reaching nearly 269 billion by 2017. With so many options, only apps that work will survive. If an app fails to meet the user's expectations due to poor functionality, availability or reliability, abandonment will most likely occur. So, how does a mobile Dev/Test team prevent app failure from the beginning? ...

August 08, 2013

To prepare their mobile apps for the real world, enterprises need to conduct performance testing under real network conditions and using real mobile devices. But it doesn't end there ...

August 29, 2012

Software development teams face increasing pressure to deliver high-quality apps on-time and within budget. Unfortunately, according to recent study results, those teams aren’t often equipped with the right tools and appropriate technology to adequately meet the demands of customer needs at low costs and in short timeframes. This reality often translates into applications that reflect poorly on the business ...

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