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Difficult Choices in Software Development Outsourcing: Choosing an Onshore Freelance Team or a Dedicated Nearshore Team

Difficult Choices in Software Development Outsourcing: Choosing an Onshore Freelance Team or a Dedicated Nearshore Team
Highlighting the pros and cons of choosing an onshore freelance team versus working with a dedicated nearshore team in a software development outsourcing engagement. A recent prospective client of ours scratched her head while deciding whether to hire a software team through an on-demand freelance website, or to search abroad for a p...
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Think You’re Ready for Microservices? Here’s What to Consider Before Taking the Leap

Think You’re Ready for Microservices? Here’s What to Consider Before Taking the Leap
​This article first appeared in Information Week .  In the ever changing tech industry, companies know they have to ride some swift rapids to stay afloat. In fact, agility is perhaps one of the most important keys to business success - because if a company takes too long to react to change, a new innovative startup will most definitely swoop i...
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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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