Posts by david-pledger

Contracting or Full-time Employment

For most developers, there are two popular career paths: working as a full-time employee or working as a contractor. The question is should you as a developer pursue a full-time position or a contract position? Each role has its benefits and disadvantages.

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Does cloud computing make sense for small business?

Does cloud computing make sense for small business?

  

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What is The Cloud?

What is the Cloud?

 “The cloud” is one of the most vague terms in business today. It’s repeated often, yet few people adequately comprehend its meaning. The cloud refers to software that is running on the internet instead of your local computer. Nearly everyone interacts with the cloud daily. Services like iCloud, Google Drive and Netflix are...

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How do I make Scrum and Agile work?

Agile is an approach for completing work by a collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross-functional teams; agile encourages a flexible response to change because that’s what is needed in business. Scrum is an agile framework that has been used to manage work on complex products since the early 1990’s. Scrum differs from agile because it...

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Agile - Why Fail Fast?

The Hertz Corporation recently filed a lawsuit[1] in US District Court, Southern District of New York against Accenture.  Accenture was engaged “to redefine the customer experience on Hertz’s digital platforms, by developing a market-leading website at Hertz.com and a complementary suite of mobile applications, all based on a platform that...

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What is the difference between lean and agile?

Agile and lean consist of two project management methods that help teams deliver results efficiently. Lean management stems from the term Lean Manufacturing that was used by Japanese engineers in the 1950s that focused on eliminating waste in manufacturing. This was vastly different from western companies because production was based upon...

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Building Versus Buying COTS Solutions

Many companies with varying sizes debate whether or not buying solutions or building solutions is more cost-effective for their business. Knowing when to build or buy a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS)solution is just as important if not more important than actually building or buying a solution. No one method fits all organizations, but most...

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Trending technologies:  Angular, React, Javascript, .Net core

Building your next application will require you to select the best technological framework. Some current trending technologies include angular, react, javascript and .net core. We’ll explore some of their benefits and which framework is best for your next application.

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Best practices for Building Software: DevOps & Agile Methodologies

Building software for your organization is a time-intensive effort that will require a cross-functional team effort. Some of the most popular software development practices include DevOps and Agile methodologies. DevOps fostered collaboration and integration of the development and operations team while Agile methodologies focused on using...

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Agile Scrum: Process, Roles and Implementation

Scrum is a subsidiary of Agile methodologies. It differs from other Agile project management techniques by its concepts and practices. It is a lightweight process framework for agile development and it’s the most utilized agile method. Scrum relies on self-organizing, cross-functional teams instead of a traditional hierarchy with slow decision...

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