In general, emerging development technologies in the software industry require more attention from those who contribute to the creation of products. How can we deliver qualitative products that meet customer needs?
As word spreads about the benefits they provide, many organizations are turning to Agile and DevOps methodologies, to really drive organizational outcomes. It’s broadly understood that the goal of Agile and DevOps is to improve and boost the productivity of a business. This is achieved by unifying the people, processes and technologies of development and operations teams in order to develop and deliver high-quality software efficiently, reliably, and cost-effectively.
Over the last couple of years, automation in the form of continuous integration, delivery, and development (CI/CD) has become increasingly popular and important. Its rise in popularity is related to its ability to create a seamless and efficient DevOps process, from writing code to deploying it to production.
IT infrastructures are traditionally managed and configured manually, which made processes time-consuming, costly, inconsistent, and vulnerable to human error. But emerging computing revolutions and trends in recent years, such as cloud computing, have improved and transformed the provisioning of IT infrastructure. At the beginning of 2020 we decided to update the entire infrastructure of our system and went with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). The transition has caused a shift in our operations environment since AKS follows infrastructure as code (IaC) principles, which was something we weren’t used to following. Although the transition was not without challenges, we and our customers have experienced surprising benefits from the implementation of this new infrastructure.
For many companies today, software is a vital gear in the core of their business. Developing one’s business software can be part of a strategic initiative or a new business opportunity, as it assists in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of a company’s activities. The downside of these types of projects is that they require high budgets, great amounts of effort from everyone involved, and the right IT supplier and partner. It’s particularly important to find an IT supplier and partner that you can collaborate with successfully so they can deliver your desired results. How can you identify the right and best-fit IT supplier and partner for you?
New technologies and developments emerge on a daily basis. But amongst the vast and continuously growing number of options out there, what will add innovation and improvements for clients? Before adopting or implementing new technologies, we place importance on carefully analyzing and researching them. This way, we can consider and align clients with the best solutions for their unique needs and challenges.
Humans are creatures of habit and routine, which makes trying new things and breaking the shell of comfort zones a challenge. But being open-minded to new changes and flexible in seeking solutions or improvements is a necessity in an industry that evolves as rapidly as the IT world does today. Before providing visionary solutions to others, sometimes it’s necessary to initiate a change within. That’s why our QA Lead, Andrei, decided to act and speak up, proposing a switch from TestRail to Azure DevOps when the limitations of TestRail and its influence on our efficiency became more evident over time.
How crucial is a Product Owner to an organization?
They can determine the success or failure of a business project. More precisely, they build the business case ensuring that the solution agreed upon with the customer stays aligned with the product roadmap and business goals. Yet, having a clear understanding of this position and its impact is riddled with misunderstandings.