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The Secret to Software Tool Integration

The Secret to Software Tool Integration
The difficulties of tool integration and how to overcome them. There's a dirty secret about software tool integration: it's difficult to get right. The use of multiple platforms in complex software development environments creates de facto silos. Unfortunately, tools are often only integrated into the platform where they will be used. This limits v...
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Upcoming DevOps Technology Trends

Upcoming DevOps Technology Trends
So far this year, things are shaping up pretty well for DevOps, and we've put together some highlights for the technology trends that DevOps is heavily impacting. First, we are expecting more clearly defined DevOps principles and practices to emerge. In fact, J. Paul Reed, Managing Partner at Release Engineering Approaches, has declared that, ...
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UX and Business Analysis: How to combine them effectively

UX and Business Analysis: How to combine them effectively
How to use role-based project scopes and clearly defined responsibilities to prevent conflict during app development.​ User Experience (UX) designers and Business Analysts (BAs) have roles that are much more similar than they may appear at first glance. Both are responsible for delivering apps that meet business goals and user expectations.  S...
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DevOps Not What You Expected? How to Get It Right This Time

DevOps Not What You Expected? How to Get It Right This Time
This article originally appeared on the Oracle Technology Network blog .  If you want to implement a DevOps culture, don't start with technologies. DevOps is an effective, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to managing software development and deployment. Consequently, it has become the most popular way of approaching software developme...
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The Agile Way: Continuous Integration in ALM

The Agile Way: Continuous Integration in ALM
How to Use Continuous Integration throughout Your Application's Lifecycle Not so long ago, applications were developed and deployed with on-site Application Lifecycle Management ALM solutions. More recently, the automation of processes, such as building and testing apps, has made application lifecycle management more of a way to manage application ...
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Participatory Education: PSL Partners with Local Universities

Participatory Education: PSL Partners with Local Universities
​ Colombia is fast becoming the premiere destination for software outsourcing projects in Latin America, and for good reason. Strong economic development over the past ten years has meant that the Colombian IT and software sectors have experienced exponential growth and show no signs of slowing. Additionally, the talent pool in Colombia is young, m...
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Why working with your nearshore service vendor is critical to minimize team attrition

Why working with your nearshore service vendor is critical to minimize team attrition
Many companies find it strategic to partner with an offshore software vendor to lower costs and increase their engineering bandwidth. They often are excited to begin work once they find an offshore vendor that offers both good value and technical skills. Yet, to their surprise, once work commences the initiative crashes and burns when the vendor's ...
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Want to go agile in your company but never done it before?

Want to go agile in your company but never done it before?
Many IT managers find themselves in the difficult position of seeking to "disrupt" the way their organization has traditionally confronted software development. Often this is a felt need more than a simple curiosity: they realize their organization is not rolling product fast enough to market, or that their services are lagging behind competitors. ...
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