Top 5 Pain Points When Developing New Software

Creating new software can be ferociously difficult. This is true no matter the size of your organization or the project at hand. Setbacks, misconceptions, scope changes, and budget overruns are just some of the impediments that plague developers. With so many potential pitfalls, it's easy to see why in-house software projects have such an abnormally high failure rate. In fact, according to one estimate, "only 34% of projects fin...

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Women in Tech - Developing Daughters For Success!

A coworker recently asked me to take notes at a company meeting. I answered by saying yes, but just to clarify - not because I'm a woman. Fitting in a specific role or category has been something I've fought against my whole life, but times are changing (thank goodness). Luckily this coworker wasn't a sexist or misogynistic male trying to establish dominance over the new female, but a leader utilizing their resources to the best of their ability. You see, I was the new employee, and like it or not I had a long way to go...

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Shift From Coding to Coaching: 5 Reasons to be a Leader in Software Development

A passionate software developer never stops learning. Over time, the continued curiosity of a passionate developer enables them to solve problems more quickly, write code more efficiently, and build solutions more creatively - all while adapting to ever-changing technologies. As they continue to grow their technical know-how, some develop into highly successful software developers. However, if they are anything like me, the skills that made them a successful developer may not have prepared them for mastering the potential...

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Are Universities Educating Students For The Jobs of Tomorrow?

Our nation's student loan crisis has many wondering whether or not college is still worth the price of admission. As the collective debt balloons past $1.5 trillion, traditional four-year universities seem less and less auspicious. What's more, thanks to the breakneck speed of innovation, experts predict many jobs of today won't even exist in the next decade. We're living in an era when driverless cars, robotic warehouse work...

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Outsourcing - Weighing Opportunity and Project Costs

Simply put, outsourcing is the process by which one firm hires a third-party to fulfill one or more of its business needs. In the world of software development, outsourcing is on the rise. As you'd imagine, the right vendor can provide an enormous advantage to your company. However, choosing a development partner that fits your organization isn't a simple, straight-forward process. For example, there are factors such as offshore versus onshore, costs versus expertise, outsourcing versus outstaffing, and many pros/cons upp...

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5 Reasons You Might Need A Software Development Partner

Developing new software is often compared to scaling Everest. While thousands have conquered its rocky peaks, the success of every journey is largely attributable to the skilled guides who accompany the climbers. In the fast-paced world of software development, firms like ours are here to serve as your guide. Software development partners such as Techtonic help companies bring their software projects to life while cutting cost and providing flexibility. In this article, we'll discuss some of...

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