Custom Versus Off-the-Shelf Development

By Chris DeProfio on Feb 12, 2020 9:05:00 AM

“Build or buy?”

It’s a common question in business:

  • Do we build a new factory or office building, or buy an existing one?
  • Do we build a product or technology from scratch, or buy a startup company that’s already doing something similar?
  • Do we develop and promote senior leadership from within (build), or hire outsiders (buy)?
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Firmware Engineering in 2020

By Brian Geary on Feb 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM

There’s quite a bit of discussion amongst software developers (and AndPlus is no exception) regarding the importance of user-centered software design, usability, and user experience. To hear such talk, you’d think that the only kind of software that exists is the kind that people interact with directly by use of keyboards, mouse devices, game controllers, and touch screens.
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How to write a requirements document (for software dev)

By Abdul Dremali on Jan 22, 2020 9:15:00 AM

An architect wouldn’t design a custom house for you without knowing something about your family, lifestyle, hobbies, and tastes. These inputs, and more, inform the requirements for the house: how many bedrooms, how many floors, what type of kitchen, and so on. From these requirements, the architect can design the size and arrangement of the rooms and the style of the exterior.

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4 Reasons to Outsource Software Development

By Craig Gosselin on Jan 16, 2020 9:05:00 AM

When you need a software solution for your business, you have a lot of options. Traditional choices, such as hiring programmers full-time to develop the tools your company needs are being outpaced. Thanks to our new digital landscape, one of the most efficient methods used to develop software today is outsourcing.

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Why Product Owners Love Working with AndPlus

By Brian Geary on Nov 27, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Think about the products or services you use most. You tend to go to the same hairstylists, restaurants, clothing stores, construction contractors, cleaning services, and automobile dealerships over and over again.

Why do you return to them? Sometimes it’s simply a matter of habit. Sometimes it’s good customer service.

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When Cross-Platform Development Works (and When It Doesn’t)

By Abdul Dremali on Sep 11, 2019 9:05:00 AM

 

We’ve discussed cross-platform mobile app development quite a bit in this space in the last couple of years. It seems like every time we turn around, there’s another cleverly (if non-descriptively) named framework that claims to overcome the limitations of the others and promises ever-higher rates of code reuse across platforms.

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