Quality assurance is an important part of the software development process and maintenance and is poorly understood. Lapses in the quality assurance process cause significant problems down the road, so it is essential to be thorough from start to end. Here are six myths about software development quality assurance:
It seems that every day there is news of a security breach, which get more severe for those who are affected. Damages can be in the millions and can even put some of the breached companies out of business. On average, a security hack that is overlooked costs 30 times as much as it would have cost to implement the necessary security during the design stages. Regardless of what stage your company is in when executing a software security education program, make sure you do not make any of these common mistakes.
Software updates can seem annoying. The constant pop-ups and reminders appearing at the most inconvenient times can lead you to slam the ‘close’ button without a second thought.
But beware if you do. The unfortunate reality is that delaying those updates (or worse, never doing them at all) can actually have major consequences. At best, you are missing out on features those updates could provide and at worst, you are opening your computer up to increased security risks. Regularly updating software is important for everyone, especially companies and small businesses who face bigger threats. Here’s why you need to update your software regularly, especially if you’ve been putting it off.
As a software developer, I know how important, and difficult, properly planning a software development project can be. However, when it comes to software development, if you fail to plan, you certainly plan to fail - or at least drag out the timing, drive up the cost, and frustrate the team for your project. Here are the essential steps to planning a software development project.
Those of us in the software development field can sometimes be accused of speaking our own language. The reality is, this is not an entirely false accusation. Software development work does bring with it a whole set of programs and programming languages, with lingo and jargon that few outside the industry understand.
Like most software developers, you and your staff probably frequently find yourselves very busy managing multiple tasks and projects. Some software tools can help to increase your productivity. Consider using these eight tools to improve the productivity of your software developers.
Software development conferences offer the ideal opportunity for developers to sharpen their skills, look for new jobs, network or develop ways to implement DevOps in their organization. So what conferences are you headed to in 2018?
Here we’ve put together a list of the top software development conferences that you don’t want to miss in 2018.
If there’s one thing I hear about offshoring from clients, again and again, is “if something goes wrong, what can we do?!” Outsourcing software development to a distant country, to developers who don’t speak your language, might be tempting when you see the price, but frightening when you consider what could go wrong.
And yet, when most companies need to outsource software development, offshoring is still one of the most popular options. When onshore opportunities are becoming increasingly costly and difficult for small businesses and startups to access. Going offshore seems to be the only choice, and yet in so many cases, it doesn’t work out.
Choosing an outsourcing software development company that provides the best value and performance can be tricky. Nearshore software development teams offer the best blend of expertise, collaboration, and value for your budget. However, not all nearshore software development companies are made equal. When selecting your nearshore software development team, look for these five factors.
If you’re looking for outstanding software development, the first thing you probably look for is highly skilled software developers. However, knowledge and skill aren’t the only things that you should be looking for when choosing a software development team. It’s all too common to see software development projects fall behind, go off track, or fail entirely because they are missing one critical factor – communication.