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It can be tricky to keep track of the versions of the .NET Framework and the newer .NET Core. Microsoft has declared that .NET Core is the future of the product with its newest upgrade being called simply, .NET 5. To help you make sense of all of this branding and to provide insight on where .NET Core is going, we sat down with Technical Strategist Eric Potter.
Most businesses fund initiatives on an annual basis and then use large projects to allocate those funds. A project is funded until completion and then a new project is started and so on. But what if your software development uses a more agile approach? This traditional sense of funding a project based on a set amount of scope, might not make the most fiscal sense anymore. Rather than funding a project at a time, a better approach to budgeting for agile development is to think of software initiatives as value streams.
If you’re looking to increase the value of your software development or you need extra hands to lighten the load on your in-house team, outsourcing some of your work to an outside team can be a great solution. In an effort to reduce costs, many companies look directly to outsource with an offshore or nearshore development firm. However, often these partnerships don’t save you money in the long run, and sometimes you can find smaller onshore partners for a similar price.
There are a lot of misconceptions around the concept of minimum viable product (MVP) in software development. A common one we hear is the concern that using an MVP means that you’ll deliver software that is in some way incomplete. This might be caused by people focusing too much on the term “minimum” and not enough on “viable.”
Are you wondering if a headless content management system (CMS) would be a good fit for your business’ website? Use of a headless architecture has been growing in popularity over the last few years and there are real benefits that could be gained by setting your website (or app) up in this manner.
As Microsoft begins to deprecate the .NET Framework and move their innovation to .NET Core, it might be the right time for your business to upgrade your applications to .NET Core. If you’ve found the right time to begin your migration to .NET Core, we’re sharing 8 factors to prepare for before you begin your migration to help it go more smoothly.
Budgets for agile software development initiatives can be hard to pin down. When starting a new software project, more is unknown than known, but having an accurate budget is very important for the business. This puts a lot of pressure on the Product Owner to get the budget right. No one wants to have to go back to their stakeholders and ask for more money later on.
We’ve all been there before. It’s late into a meeting and the product owner comes up with just one more nice-to-have feature to sneak into a work-in-progress. The youthful or inexperienced developer next to you pipes up, “Oh yeah, we can do that. I can have that knocked out in five minutes.” You rub your eyes and then let out a small sigh. You know it won’t take five minutes.
What is the mindset around development work at your organization? Do you approach work with a project or a product mentality? In development circles there is currently much conversation around shifting away from a project mentality to a product mindset.