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Want to Build Scable Applications in the Cloud? Use the twelve-factor app methodology

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  You might not have heard of the twelve-factor app methodology, but for any developer that has had to construct an application that can be deployed on any cloud platform, twelve-factor app is a leading methodology for creating scalable, versatile apps. By developing applications with the 12 factors, you can create applications that can be dep...
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5 DevOps Challenges You Must Overcome During Adoption

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DevOps is now considered by many to be mainstream, which explains why DevOps Engineer is ranked #2 on Glassdoor's 50 Best Jobs in America list. But popular doesn't necessarily mean easy to adopt and implement. As more companies and organizations deploy common DevOps practices, there are just as many considering the prospect of doing so. Simply put,...
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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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