Take a moment to think about how you're reading this text. Are you using a desktop computer at the calm of your home, a mobile device like laptop or tablet in a noisy café or a smartphone on a bouncing bus? The experience might be quite different. Because of the different platforms, all of these devices ask for a different design of a website or an application.
Have you ever found an app you absolutely love, yet have to give it up due to the amount of bugs it has? Did you know that, according to Benchmarks, only 29% of mobile developers do exploratory testing? Some might not be fully informed of how important QA role in teams is, or just assume that QA testers are mostly just people who are involved with automated tests to make sure the software is working properly before launch. This article is here to explain some of the greatest QA myths up to date, and what value can QA bring into the final product, exactly.
The year 2018 has passed by swiftly with many advances in technology, promising new potential and breaking more limits than ever. Let’s go through and review the main tech trends of 2018 and look forward to the new tech trends of this year, 2019.
When you make the decision to consider selecting an outsourcing team, there are many factors which you need to take into account in order to make the best decision for your company. Thanks to the developments of modern technology, and new, innovative method of communication, working with an outsourcing team from a long distance is not as big an obstacle as it once was.
Remember Project 2501, the code that becomes self-aware “in the sea of information” in the near future? Predicted in the movie Ghost in the Shell (1995), a program that formed an identity was firmly science fiction – but as times change, we occasionally find our dreams becoming reality.
Have you ever seen a rugby scrum? To those unfamiliar with the game, it looks like – well, a scrum of sweaty characters packed tight in a group, wearing matching shirts and trousers for no apparent reason. However, if you know what you're looking at, you can see two teams trying to the best of their abilities to provide a good product – the excitement and furor that is rugby – to their customers – the audience. The goal of Scrum in software development is exactly the same, and effective team play is likewise needed. Here at Orient Software, though, Scrum is likely to involve more coffee, an air conditioning, and just a little less physical contact.
After a trade embargo was lifted in the mid-1990s, Vietnam, along with China, became a new destination for industrial production and services. This is perhaps most apparent in the field of IT. Within IT, Vietnam is a popular outsourcing location among other industry giants such as China, India, and the Philippines. This is due to a large, young and dedicated IT labor force. Given this economic history, how did Vietnam create this talented workforce creating amazing software and applications?
Why do we outsource? It’s not because we love transcontinental airline flights, or listening to foreign accents, or because we get to make yearly “fact-finding” trips that double as golf junkets (OK, that part isn’t bad).
Let’s take a closer look at the reasons Vietnam has been popping up on “Best Of” lists from everybody from Tholons to Gartner.
Here’s some good news for the software development industry: according to a new study, Vietnam may be the world’s next hotbed for IT professionals. Maths and science education in the Southeast Asian country is now meeting (and surpassing) international standards, a promising development for Vietnam’s young and ambitious workforce.
Don’t run howling for the door just yet. The intimidatingly vague phrase ‘be active’ can be expressed more helpfully in ten key points. Together they provide a practical guide to choosing the right software outsourcing partner for your needs.
Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), a New York-based commercial real estate giant, says in the report that, “the changing global landscape has created new trade winds in the BPO and Shared Service Centre world.” Such changes are evident to anyone with a finger on the pulse of the outsourcing industry in Asia, especially Vietnam. C&W’s 2015 report, titled Where in the World? Business Process Outsourcing and Shared Service Location Index, simply provides a data-driven confirmation of the anecdotal evidence.