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5 Things Successful Custom Application Development Projects Have in Common

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Your company is going into a major software development project. You’re investing a lot of time and resources into the project and the application you’re developing is critical to your business’s success. How do you make sure the project is a success? While no one can guarantee success in development, there are some things you can do to ensure that your custom application development goes as smoothly as possible.

Learning from Failure: 6 Common Pitfalls in Software Development

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After a custom application development project wraps up, it's helpful for everyone involved to come together, talk about the project and find closure. This meeting is called the Retrospective, and it is critical for a team, so they can learn from their mistakes and improve. Often, retrospection is a celebration — software development is difficult, complex and a completed project is an accomplishment. You’ll high-five your team, talk about what made this project successful and modify your process so that you can repeat your successes next time.

What’s the worst that can happen when you cheap out on IT consulting? Let us tell you.

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Your company has a big project coming up: a mission-critical application your company wants to launch three months from now. It’s your job to decide who is going to build the software. You’ve got a lot of choices: there are a range of technology consulting companies who submit proposals to you for the project, from offshore companies to brand new consulting groups to local established technology consultants. It’s a tough decision but because your leadership has made it clear that having the project done on or under budget is very important. Therefore, you offer the contract to the technology consulting company with the least expensive proposal.

What are Microservices and Why Do You Need Them?

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Your company is running a major application that’s central to your business and it’s time for an update. It’s a small change — just one piece of the app needs a refresh — but everyone is dreading it. Why? The software was built as one big application, changing one piece of the code may mean that other code will break. It’s like playing dominos — each fix means something else could break. It should be a simple update but everyone involved knows that it’s probably going to be a project.

6 Real-World Examples of Custom Application Development

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Your organization needs an app. You’ve searched and searched but no software, platforms or applications on the market meets your organization’s business needs. If you can’t buy it, you’re going to have to build it — it’s time for custom application development.

Everything You Need to Know to Develop a Custom App

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Your company needs an app, and although you’ve researched all your options, none of the applications or platforms on the market meet your organization’s specific needs. Maybe a few of the existing software packages have some of the tools and features you need in an app but not all of them. Maybe all the software out there lacks a specific integration. Maybe you need something that simply doesn’t exist.

If You're Making the Shift to DevOps, You Need to Understand Infrastructure as Code

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about DevOps and why all industries need to implement it. But implementing DevOps is not as simple as combining your Development and Operations teams. Any organization that wants the full benefits of DevOps also has to automate things as much as possible: testing, compiling, deployment, even creation of your servers.

What Is Data Governance? Here's What You Need to Know.

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Have you ever been part of a large corporate IT project that got all kinds of attention during implementation and launch, only to die on the vine a few months later? Many companies don't need to look past their own web site. Everyone pays attention to it in the design phase. Everyone wants a say in how the home page looks. Every department wants a chunk of home page real estate. And no one will turn down a fist-bump or beer when it launches.

Five Tips for Getting Started on a New Custom App

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1600 new apps per day. Estimates vary, but one source shows over 50,000 new apps per month posted into the iTunes store. That's a lot of apps. While many of those are games, others are the hopes and dreams of a developer looking to solve the next business problem. Maybe this one will stick. Maybe this one is the one. Maybe this one will actually be profitable. If you are considering writing an app of your own, those numbers can be overwhelming. What can you do to compete? Apps are an entire business model shrunk down to the palm of your hand. The entire project, from idea to planning to coding to releasing is complex enough for a book. Or three. But, like the old saying goes a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.