Software That’s Saving the Planet

In recent years, we as a society have been making strides towards a greener future. But even with all of the progress that we’ve made, we’ve done little to stop the progression of climate change. According to tech giant Bill Gates, we don’t just need to switch to LED bulbs and recycle our plastics--according to Gates, “we need an energy miracle.” Luckily, software companies are working harder than ever to make that a reality. Here, we lay out some of the newest and most innovative [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Software That’s Saving the Planet

Scala Performance Monitoring

If you are creating a website, web application or other web pages, you will likely need to do some coding. While some simpler alternatives do exist, coding is a necessity for many types of businesses, sites, and applications. There are many different programming languages out there that people use, with Scala being among the most popular. While it would be nice if we could just code our app or site once and it would run perfectly for rest of the time, that isn’t the case. [...]

By | September 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Scala Performance Monitoring

You Should Be Tracking These Metrics to Have a Successful App

In today's day and age, there are thousands and thousands of apps out there for people to use. These apps can do a ton of different things and several have become so successful that they have made their founders and creators billionaires. So just how do these apps get so successful? Well, tracking metrics was a large part of it. Tracking metrics is all about seeing what is working for your app, what isn’t working, and how you can fix what isn’t. With that in [...]

By | July 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on You Should Be Tracking These Metrics to Have a Successful App

10 Best E-Learning Apps Trending These Days

E-learning is a phenomenal development in the learning sector. As opposed to the contrary belief that education could be imparted only by the conventional means, this new technology has rewritten many rules. This form of learning has undoubtedly taken the world by storm and is for sure to stay. The revolution brought about by e-learning is benefiting students, professionals, housewives, senior citizens alike. The most convenient medium for e-learning is the mobile phone. Most of the developed world population has access to a mobile phone [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 10 Best E-Learning Apps Trending These Days

How to Ensure Cross Team Coordination to Complete Projects on Time

Remember what it was like before project management tools entered the picture? Providing deliverable on time to clients was one of the biggest challenges organizations faced. Technically, it is true even today.  But why so? Why did completing planning to execution phases became cumbersome for project teams? Were tasks not divided correctly among teams? Did lack of communication delayed the execution of the project? Or did teams failed to collaborate effectively? Each question may sound bitter. But all these stand true. They are giveaways why [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How to Ensure Cross Team Coordination to Complete Projects on Time

Simplifying Application Deployments with Docker

Every development team has its own standards for deploying applications. Each of these standards come with challenges and trade-offs. While it seems that no deployment solution is perfect, developers do everything possible to make it easier, seamless, and more effective for the business. One main issue with standard deployment is the team's response to critical, high-priority bugs. The delay in deployed bug fixes is often due to traditional standards built into the minds of most developers, but the introduction of containers alleviates much of the [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Simplifying Application Deployments with Docker

Python Tools for Data Mining

What's Data Mining? The goal of data mining is to gain actionable insights from an organization's data: businesses decide what they can do based on what they know about the data they have. Put another way, data mining is all about taking a huge amount of data and extracting insights from it, much like how physical mining extracts a small amount of precious metal from large piles of raw ore. Data mining, however uses statistics, code, and machine learning algorithms instead of explosives and smelting. [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Technical Debt: When to Accrue and When to Pay Down?

We've all done it more often then we care to admit: that quick and dirty coding that works perfectly well for what it’s meant to address but which sets up roadblocks for future progress. A hurriedly fudged fix, maybe, that solved a sticky problem but locks you into a configuration you might not want to stay in forever. Or a new feature added on without much attention to what went before and no attention to what will come after. You’ve bought a little time, but [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Leveraging Apache Spark for All Your Big Data Needs

Big data storage and compatibility is still in its infancy, and it can be a hurdle for even the most experienced database administrator to understand. Moving from traditional SQL and relational databases to big data reservoirs is an exercise in patience. It's also challenging for administrators used to standard database warehouse design. The move is even more challenging when you need to transform "dirty data" into organized data sets. With Apache Spark, much of the overhead and difficult processing is handled by its core, and [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Leveraging Apache Spark for All Your Big Data Needs

What is Microservice Architecture and How Can It Help Your Business Innovate?

For years, software developers were tasked with maintaining and building monolithic applications that spanned their entire user-base. Monolithic applications could be modular, but ultimately every moving part affects the entire application. When coders deployed new code, QA had to test the entire application to ensure stability. Microservices changes the way applications are developed, and they make each moving part much more independent so that one change to a container only affects one component of your environment. Understanding Old-School Traditional Programming Most of the legacy applications [...]

By | December 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on What is Microservice Architecture and How Can It Help Your Business Innovate?