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What Does ‘Shifting Left’ In Software Development Mean?

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Continuous Testing and Continuous Deployment Drive a Left-Aligned Process In software development, the term "shift left" refers to the practice of placing quality at the top of the priority list, from day one. The idea is to eliminate potential surprises or problems that can arise without the appropriate testing at the end of the development cycle ...
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How To Use Metrics To Measure The Success Of Your Agile Projects

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This article first appered in Devops.com , written by PSL Scrum Master, John A. Jaramillo . Ah, metrics. A company's best friend. Without them, a business can't be certain it's on track with deadlines. It doesn't know if it's operating efficiently, or even if the last organizational change had any impact at all. According to serial Entrepreneur Dav...
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The Why, What and How of Chatbots

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By 2020, one in four customer service and support operations will have integrated chatbot or virtual customer assistant (VCA) technology and more than 40% of data and analytics projects will be customer-service centric, according to the latest research from Gartner . Engaging customers in a personalized, efficient and seamless manner is what allows...
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PSL Director of Engineering Sebastian Velez Ruiz Featured in New Cloud Storage Survey Report

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Small business users of cloud storage look most to features and capabilities when selecting a cloud storage provider, according to a new survey by Clutch , a B2B research firm in Washington, DC. Over one-third of small business IT decision makers (35%) said features and capabilities primarily influenced their purchasing decision. Less than 5% ...
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Multi-cloud Strategies Are on the Rise

Multi-cloud Strategies Are on the Rise
As a software outsourcing company, we work with a variety of partners in different stages of cloud adoption, but across all clients the consensus is clear; the cloud is a key component to accelerating business growth and adding value. The annual RightScale State of the Cloud Report dives deeper into the world of cloud and explores exactly what stra...
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3 Tips for Boosting Your Software Team's Skill Development

3 Tips for Boosting Your Software Team's Skill Development
First version originally published as: Boosting a Team's Skills Team leaders, in any industry, should be encouraging the skill development of their teams. In software teams, developers are usually motivated to learn new skills and often times have to learn new skills when starting a new project, or working with a new team. Based on the experience o...
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Engaging the Developer Community: The Performance of Platforms

Engaging the Developer Community: The Performance of Platforms
Amazon Web Services (AWS) was named the most developer-friendly platform. — Accenture, 2018 The newest report from Accenture, which surveyed over 750 US-based developers to determine which platforms are best serving their needs, named Amazon Web Services the most developer-friendly platform. The full report, outlines the challenges and benefits dev...
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Driving Businesses Growth Through Data and Storytelling

Driving Businesses Growth Through Data and Storytelling
Using stories to drive decision making, growth, and impact from data "Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form." -Jean Luc Godard The same is true of data; the complexity of data demands interpretation in an anecdotal form in order for the insights to hold meaning. According to Gartner, the objective of data storytelling is to encoura...
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