Back-end, Front-end, Middleware, Sideways Developers … But Why?

US News & World report named “software developer” the number 1 job for 2018. Growth in demand for software and application development skills is a trend that’s expected to continue as organizations in every industry transform and optimize with better software for their team members and customers.  With the convenience and reach of mobile apps, …

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Shadow IT: Friend or Foe?

IT departments like to think of themselves as gatekeepers to their organization’s infrastructure and systems—but that’s not always the case. The term “shadow IT” is now commonly used to describe software applications built and deployed without any organizational approval or support from the IT department. These projects typically happen because IT is seen as unresponsive …

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Taking Shadow IT Out and Into The Light

“We’ve all got a job to do”. While that may be true, it’s precisely the type of thinking that sometimes leads to ungoverned technologies roaming free throughout a business. The term is ominously known as “shadow IT” and it’s when an otherwise well-meaning employee or department goes rogue and downloads, builds or deploys a technology …

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Worst Software Dev April Fool’s Day Jokes

Nope, others may have already Rickrolled you with a disguised link to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Instead, here is a list of the worst “jokes” that IT and the software development community has played on itself over the years. Perhaps some are never going to give up their traditional software development approach, …

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Agile Sprinting in the Age of Low-Code

Agile development provides many benefits to software development, if executed well.  I’m not going into a lengthy definition of the intricacies and pitfalls of how you run an Agile development project.  This article takes a deeper look at one aspect of Agile: The Sprint. Perhaps slightly over-simplified for the most puritanical Agile process enthusiasts out …

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