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What-is-Ossum

What is Ossum


Thursday, October 3, 2019 by

Software development is not just coding, especially when working on a team. A developer spends time planning work, discussing requirements, reviewing work, testing, and deploying. To help with these tasks, teams often use a variety of tools, from issue trackers to source control to CI/CD tools. It's not unusual for a team to have a different supplier for each tool, ...


The-rise-of--shadow-IT

The rise of shadow IT


Monday, September 30, 2019 by

Mendix has announced key findings on the readiness of companies to successfully implement digital transformation initiatives. The survey shines a spotlight on the rise of "shadow IT", when business teams pursue tech solutions on their own, independently of IT in an effort to deal with the persistent shortage of soft...


App-development-demand-and-low-code-spotlighted-in-new-report

App development demand and low code spotlighted in new report


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by

OutSystems has published its sixth annual research report on the state of application development and the challenges faced by development and delivery teams. The State of Application Development, 2019: Is IT Ready for Disruption? unveils detailed survey results from over 3,300 IT professionals in all industries across the world. The new research report provides in-de...


Next-generation-low-code-platforms-snub-citizen-developers

Next generation low code platforms snub citizen developers


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by

Analysts have touted the growth of high productivity application development platforms which are attractive to many enterprises unable to find the necessary digital talent. These evolving platforms, also described as no or low code, focus on increasing productivity over traditional software development by expanding the pool of talent that can deliver apps. Many professi...


Agile-failure-is-common-but-this-can-help

Agile failure is common but this can help


Monday, August 27, 2018 by

With the closing “ding” of the New York Stock Exchange, CA Technologies, the first software company to break $1 billion in revenue in 1989, confirmed that it would no longer be an independent company. Broadcom, a massive global semiconductor company, closed the deal at $18.9 billion, touting that its newfound ownership would bring diversity to its “mis...


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Mobile app development trends in 2018


Monday, August 20, 2018 by

App developers are in demand more than ever, and according to Outsystems, the growth has yet to peak. In a new report titled “State of Application Development,” they point out several key areas that strengthen the narrative, like 42 percent of IT saying they plan to deliver 10 or more apps in the next year - whoa? What’s even more astonishing is h...


10-years-of-apps-but-over-95-percent-of-them-are-invisible-to-users

10 years of apps but over 95 percent of them are invisible to users


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by

I've been developing software since before the Apple App store existed, so I have a before and after picture of what the app store has done for me in terms of being a developer, and what it's done for consumers alike. If I were to sum up the last ten years of the App store experience as a developer, put simply in a Haiku-like format - "Apps have changed ...


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Expert advice: Tips to help developers cope


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by

According to a forbes report, being a software developer has it’s perks. From a $168,000 a year average media salary, to being able to have your hand in crafting the Instagrams of tomorrow. But the task of creating flawless code and engineering ideas, comes with challenges.It’s good to share war stories to help each other navigate the waters, so we recently had the chan...


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Developers should welcome lowcode tools


Thursday, November 9, 2017 by

Will the proliferation of low-code tools on the market end up driving app developers into obsolescence? Or should developers welcome these resources and the “citizen developers” who use them? One part of that answer is clear: Low-code tools won’t be putting developers out of a job; on the contrary, they have the potential to help developers do better work. But that requ...


Point-and-click-app-development-with-Metavine-GO

Point and click app development with Metavine GO


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by

A recent report by Gartner finds that “more than 80% of top global enterprises have significant business unit development underway, much of it unseen and unsanctioned by IT, but less than 20% have a collaborative citizen development strategy in place.” (Citizen Development is Fundamental to Digital Transformation, Oct 13, 2017, Driver, Wong, Baker). To help solve t...


Providing-inapp-customer-support-help-from-Helpshift

Providing inapp customer support help from Helpshift


Thursday, September 7, 2017 by

In today's hyper-competitive market, a developer must be sure to remove all potential friction points, which can irritate customers, or risk app extinction. Even the best of apps have seen this negative trend over a long period of time due directly to subjects like, customer support, scalability, and poor retention efforts.We had a chat with Abinash Tripathy, co-founder...


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Veracode announced two new key integrations


Friday, August 11, 2017 by

Veracode, a software security company acquired by CA Technologies, has announced the Veracode HPE Application Lifecycle Manager (ALM) Flaw Synchronizer Plug-in, which empowers development and QA/release engineers to fix security vulnerabilities early in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). The company also announced an enhanced integration to the Veracode Applicat...


Creating-customizable-apps-without-a-single-line-of-code

Creating customizable apps without a single line of code


Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by

When TerraGo came into being, field data collection typically meant printing paper maps and forms. After binding them for crews to take into the field, they would be used to perform and record asset inspections, preventive maintenance, site surveys, engineering reports and all types of field work in nearly every industry. Notes were taken with pen and pencil in massive ...


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What's really behind your database bottleneck


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by

Databases are critical to business success in e-commerce websites and mobile apps. Database bottlenecks, outages, and performance problems can put your digital business at risk.When we talk about database performance we tend to think of indexes, SQL design, lock contention, and the like. But a lot of the most serious bottlenecks - the ones that make you miss release dea...


How-Agile-scrum-development-methodologies-work-in-the-Federal-space

How Agile scrum development methodologies work in the Federal space


Thursday, January 26, 2017 by

Agile scrum development methodology has become a hot topic in recent news. More and more companies seem to be adopting this approach because they find that it saves the client time and money. Mobomo, a D.C. based tech company, works with many clients in the Federal space. They were able to give App Developer Magazine more insight into Agile Scrum Methodology and the imp...


Creating-custom-apps-doesn

Creating custom apps doesn't mean you have to reinvent the wheel


Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by

New advances in technology come thick and fast, but most companies are unable to keep pace. It can be a struggle just to ensure that existing systems are kept up to date. Few companies are agile enough to leverage the latest tech and drive innovation. The idea that a new, all-encompassing, bespoke application must be developed or cobbled together is pervasive. The truth...


Agile-Methodology-in-Large-Enterprises

Agile Methodology in Large Enterprises


Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by

Agile methodology is the climbing framework for large-scale enterprises. How can you transition your large company into an agile framework? Below are simple and effective techniques for scaling agile methodology to your specific project, team and enterprise.Start with a MVPContinuous Delivery is a software development strategy that provides high-quality, accessible soft...


Five-indispensable-tools-for-your-agile-projects

Five indispensable tools for your agile projects


Sunday, December 18, 2016 by

Agile project management methodologies have become increasingly popular for software development—especially among development teams making video games. Perhaps developers are attracted by the cool name which brings to mind animators and game designers in ninja outfits nimbly scampering over once insurmountable project deadlines. Or maybe it resonates with programmers wh...


Why-developers-should-consider-collaboration-tools

Why developers should consider collaboration tools


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by

Software development is a game of teamwork. In the ideal scenario, autonomous teams tackle separate objectives while remaining engaged with the functions of every other team. Teams methodically track their individual goals, record their progress, and remain aligned with the overall work plan. Then these teams come together to produce a final product. Sometimes, this ide...


Creating-a-delegated-development-program-using-low-code-software

Creating a delegated development program using low code software


Monday, November 21, 2016 by

How often does someone from HR, finance, marketing or another business unit come to you with a request to develop a new business application? There’s an ever-growing collection of these open requests that you just can’t find the time to develop. Fortunately, instead of being a roadblock to these requests, you can leverage cloud-based low-code dev...


Hey-Coach!-Square-Peg

Hey Coach! Square Peg


Monday, October 10, 2016 by

Welcome back to the coaching post that looks at teams and the complex environment around us. This time we shall discuss the not-too-controversial topic of keeping track of work.Too often, tracking time and logging work related information has been used to enforce work schedules and dishing out “punishment” to those who don’t put in the hours. Here we describe “puni...


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OutSystems 10 launches as a new option for lowcode app development


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by

OutSystems has announced the availability of OutSystems 10, a low-code application development platform with advanced capabilities for enterprise mobile applications. OutSystems 10 addresses two huge problems enterprises face with their mobile app strategy: 1) The relentless demand to stay competitive by bringing new mobile solutions to the market 2) The scarcity o...


5-Reasons-Your-Daily-Scrum-is-Boring

5 Reasons Your Daily Scrum is Boring


Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by

When you ask someone “what’s Scrum?”, probably 9 times out of 10 they’ll start telling you about the Daily Scrum meeting.  Maybe they call it the “standup” or the “daily” or the “daily standup” but they’re talking about that meeting that you’re supposed to have every day if you’re doing Scrum.  Oh…and they almost invariably say that that meeting is “boring” or...


How-Do-I-Build-an-Agile-Organization--Part-3

How Do I Build an Agile Organization Part 3


Thursday, July 28, 2016 by

Remember the angry development VP from Part 1? He had hired a certified Scrum Master and found him inadequate. This VP made the assumption that the CSM certification meant the person was qualified to help his organization. He found out it only meant the person was certified as having attended a Scrum Alliance scrum master class.In Part 2, I presented the steps...


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HPE Releases New HPE ALM Octane Application Lifecycle Management Platform


Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has released HPE ALM Octane, an application lifecycle management (ALM) software which provides access to a number of developer tools including Jenkins and GIT to offer continuous quality opportunities for companies leveraging Agile and DevOps.HPE ALM Octane utilizes Swagger-documented REST APIs and an open platform architecture built on ...


The-ROI-of-Better-Software-Process-Management

The ROI of Better Software Process Management


Saturday, May 28, 2016 by

Software consultants and experts frequently tout the benefits of using modern solutions and tools to manage software processes more effectively. These assertions are more than salesmanship—they are backed by solid evidence in the form of real-world case examples. In many cases, participating organizations may not want their confidentiality compromised, so organizations ...


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You'll Have Debt Get Used to it!


Thursday, May 26, 2016 by

In the classic The Mythical Man-Month, author Fred Brooks speaks of the intricacies of software development. This collection of essays is a must read for any IT professional, particularly when the reader learns about the concept behind Brook’s Law: Adding manpower to a late software project actually makes it later. While many other intricacies o...


VersionOne-Releases-Updates-to-Agile-Lifecycle-Management-Platform

VersionOne Releases Updates to Agile Lifecycle Management Platform


Monday, April 25, 2016 by

VersionOne has announced its Spring 2016 Release of its VersionOne Lifecycle, an agile lifecycle management platform. The platform supports Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, hybrid and other development methodologies. It offers an integrated platform that provides over 70 pre-built integrations to commercial and open-source development tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Ecli...


About-SelfOrganizing-Teams

About SelfOrganizing Teams


Monday, April 11, 2016 by

A question from a budding Scrum Master, who is transitioning from a background as a traditional project manager:“In order to promote team bonding and self-organization, from now on I am going to try something new with the team. In the sprint planning meeting, instead of me breaking down the tasks for user stories between each team member, I am going to just identify tas...


How-Do-I-Build-an-Agile-Organization-Part-2

How Do I Build an Agile Organization Part 2


Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by

How can I find qualified Scrum help?  “The Professional Scrum Master® (PSM® I) Certification (learn more here) from Scrum.Org is one of the most valuable agile certifications in the market. The greater the depth and extent of knowledge needed to earn a certificate, the greater its value.  By this measure, the PSM assessments are significantly mo...


Hey-Coach!-How-Do-I-Get-People-to-Do-What-I-Need

Hey Coach! How Do I Get People to Do What I Need


Thursday, March 24, 2016 by

In this edition of “Hey Coach!” we will discuss this critical question: “How do I get people to do what I need?”Maybe an obvious question - since by definition, this should be a core capability of coaches. Except that on many occasions I have heard it time and time again. Since the fall of our love affair with the word “Control”, people have found new ways to expre...


Worrying-Interpretations-of-Scrum

Worrying Interpretations of Scrum


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by

Over 80% of all Agile teams worldwide indicate they have adopted Scrum. The mission of Scrum.org is to improve the profession of software development. We are humbled by the improvement Scrum has brought to the industry. We find motivation in continuing the path of maturing the understanding of Scrum around the world. Scrum is outgrowing its teenage years - in ...


The-9-Smells-of-an-Organization

The 9 Smells of an Organization


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by

A few months ago I first watched ”The Smell of the Place,” a speech by Prof. Sumantra Ghoshal. It's about corporate environments and the faults of management in creating a positive workplace. In organizations, it's all about the context. This has a huge impact on the behavior of employees. "Changing people's behavior is not about changing people, but chan...


The-Product-Owner-Role-When-Scaling-Scrum

The Product Owner Role When Scaling Scrum


Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by

A Scrum team is made up of a Product Owner, development team and Scrum master. This model works incredibly well at the team level. But what happens to the Product Owner role when we scale up? Product Owner at the Single Team Level The Scrum guide is a model of precise and clarity. In only 17 pages (16 if you exclude the end note and acknowledgements) it descri...


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Meeting Expectations Means Embracing Change Throughout a Project


Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by

A few years ago, a client asked if I had any advice for how to set expectations. He was part of a team that hired us to build his company’s first app. As our primary day-to-day contact for the project, he was nervous that by the end of the project, the final deliverable might not meet some of his internal stakeholders’ lofty expectations.I paused for a moment before I a...