Beyond Software: Agile for Product Development
Agile methods are increasingly popular in application, enterprise and embedded development. Yet the question remains: Do the 12 agile principles apply to more than just software? ......
May 2010- Creating high-quality and effective user experience that set your killer app apart from the rest of the competition requires contributions to be made from application developers and graphics artists alike. While developers may have the coding credentials to write that great novel of an application, it is the graphics artists who have the brand awareness and media skills necessary to make that novel play on the silver screen as the major blockbuster motion picture you ...
April 2010- If you decide to develop a Facebook application, you need a professional development team that can implement that task in the most effective way. This article from Acceptic provides a few tips that can be useful when selecting a Facebook app provider.
Did you know that most code reviews are conducted in an ad hoc fashion, don’t always include the right people, and fail to take advantage of the latest tools and technology? That’s according to new research that looks at the state of peer code review today.
The exclusive study commissioned by Klocwork and conducted by Forrester Consulting provides valuable data and insights that will help you benchmark and improve your peer ...
Reaping the benefits of Agile software development beyond the team level is an enticing proposition. Based on documented successes, organizations are recognizing the business imperative to “go big” with Agile. This white paper introduces the Lean principle of Pull and applies it as a theme for prioritizing actions and practices within Agile Teams and Programs.
In this paper you will learn: The specific practices that adhere to the Pull discipline; Methods to keep ...
April 2010- Software licensing. Free open source or proprietary software? How do you combine the advantages of these two licensing models? Bitrix offers its solution of this problem -- the Bitrix hybrid licensing model.
January 2010- Now that we have been exposed to many different devices with many different platforms, it is possible, if not necessary, to establish some best practices regarding navigation, which is the single most important criteria for usability and Rich User Experience (RUE).
March 2010- Acceptic provides and overview of recommendations for Facebook application owners and designers. According to the company, these recommendations can be helpful when planning, designing, and developing Facebook apps.
March 2010- More than 70% of your organizational data has a location component -- be it a customer address or a sales territory. This combined with the growing ability of businesses to quickly absorb large volumes of data, together with the increased availability of digital maps and spatially enabled applications has created an unprecedented opportunity to incorporate geographic factors into decision making processes and analysis. Location Intelligence is the capacity to organize and understand complex events through the ...
January 2010- Now that we have been exposed to many different devices with many different platforms, it is possible, if not necessary, to establish some best-practices regarding navigation, which is the single most important criteria for usability and Rich User Experience (RUE). The objective is to raise the bar from the low common denominator of a mundane to a rich navigation that offers engaging, immersive, interactive, collaborative, attractive, and even desirable experience that attracts intrigued visitors and ...
January 2010- When technology becomes a commodity by satisfying basic needs, user experience dominates. Making software useful or even usable are necessary conditions but not sufficient enough to succeed. Making software desirable is the goal.
November 2009- The ability of tenants to create custom views, data structures, and workflows is critical to the success of software as a service. In this paper, we explore the variety of configurable options, typical technical challenges, and common approaches for optimizing SaaS configurability.
November 2009- Mashups are in the front line of realigning IT toward growth innovation, providing the essential capability to gather data from across and beyond the enterprise to then extend people networks and processes beyond the boundary of the enterprise securely. If you’re thinking about SOA or already adopting, enterprise mashups represent the ideal portal solution to mix and consume Web services. Enterprise mashups are set to play a significant role in government IT during 2010.
November 2009- Government departments and regional authorities around the world are under pressure to achieve the improbable; of delivering improvements in the quality of services to citizens while finding sizeable cashable efficiency savings. The IT function is in the front-line of achieving both of these desired outcomes. With advances in enterprise mashups, new opportunities exist in government IT today for dramatic cost reductions and growth innovation fueled by online data capture, social networking, collaboration, process optimisation, mobility, ...
May 2009- Sitecore CMS is an extensive Web Content Management (WCM) platform for the mid market. It offers reduced IT expenditures, a streamlined content lifecycle, and a return of content control to the subject matter experts. The newest incarnation of Sitecore CMS version 6.0 is a mature product that incorporates standard social media components such as wikis, blogs, RSS syndication, and “e-mail a friend” features.
February 2008- The title and real estate industries are beginning to see the bottom of the housing slump, the resolution of the sub-mortgage collapse and order out of chaos within the financial markets. Obviously the impact to geographic markets in the U.S. vary considerably, but with the assistance that has been provided by the federal government in the form of stimulus and special programs, the title and real estate industries are starting to become healthy beneficiaries ...
February 2007- With the demand from advertisers to put their listings on Web sites, the organizations and people managing these Web sites are facing challenges to put up the listings in minimal time so operations people don’t get behind in the requests; provide the advertisers the flexibility to select which listings show up at different placements on the Web site; and define and create new placements on the Web site faster and easier, based on the ...
June 2009- Most of the content management systems implementation fail due to lack of proper planning and not clearly thinking through the short-term and long-term CMS needs of an organization. This paper derives a plan showing an implementation roadmap that could be very helpful for successful delivery of the project.
October 2009- Web conferencing is a revolutionary business tool that directly impacts costs and productivity. Yet it is ignored too often due to usability issues. Start saving cash today, and get over your web conferencing barriers with this whitepaper.
January 2008- When operated in a special mode called Managed, the host computer acts as a wireless access point. HostAP does its job and does it well, but it is command line only, and thats not suitable for everyone. A complete solution that potentially competes with off-the-shelf devices needs more features, including DHCP, firewall, DNS, and NTP, along with a web interface for configuration. This is the de facto standard nowadays.
January 2008- This paper from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discusses the fundamentals of application frameworks, the fundamentals of Web Services and the relationship between application frameworks. The authors include discussion of the current state of Web Services standards support by the .NET and J2EE frameworks and detailed discussion on how companies should choose between the Microsoft .NET and J2EE frameworks. This white paper rounds up with a look at Web Services support by application ...
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