Logicify CTO, Dmitry Berezovsky, introduced our solution for air quality control at a local software development conference earlier this year. We made some progress and enhancements since then. This post discusses how the solution was built phase by phase.
The first article in the series about marketplaces described how you could build one with a minimal features set. Now let’s have a closer look at further stages - maintaining and managing a marketplace - which are often overlooked or underestimated by business owners, and especially startupers. We still use Upwork.com, a global marketplace connecting service buyers and service providers, to showcase some best practices.
We compiled a calendar of IT and business-related conferences, meetups and other events held in 2018 in the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).
We continue the series of “what does it cost to build” articles in our blog. We analyzed multiple platforms popular in the web today and shared our findings and takeaways on how to develop and maintain a marketplace. The first volume specifically focuses on the definition of a marketplace, its typical features set and timing to build it.
We share our tips for knowledge transfer from software engineers to engineers. This article, we overlooked the cases when the knowledge should be shared with novices in IT industry, Quality Assurance specialists for testing or Technical Support for maintenance purposes. The tips are backed by our experience, so they could come in handy to CEO and CTO managing development teams - whether in-house, remote or both, for PM and software engineers.
Engaging Educators in Technology Use. Tips for Startups and Entrepreneurs to Promote Their EdTech Products
Here is a paradox. This generation of school children is beyond tech-savvy. This is the school’s main responsibility to teach ICT skills as the 21st-century essentials. Ironically, just a small percentage of teachers are willing (and capable) to use technology in classroom, let alone developing technical skills in their pupils.
Sometimes even a simple idea needs the Muse. Is it possible to create a source of inspiration? If so, what is the cost of it? This article tells about the purpose and features of a Pinterest-like app, discovers its costs and offers minimal essential functionality. It would be of interest to retail and advertising startups and companies’ CEO who are looking for new marketing and business development ideas and inspiration.
We developed a complex reactive system to migrate big data for one of our EdTech projects. To build the solution, we applied actor model with Akka.NET, and we wanted to share our experience. The article could be interesting to owners of software products built using outdated/legacy systems who consider migrating the data into a newer systems, software engineers, and DevOps.
By 2018, outsourcing has become a global trend, and IT sector is no exception. This article explains the term "outsourcing" and its main functions and presents the highlights and key statistics from the IT Outsourcing Statistics 2017/2018 report.
Love it or hate it, failure is an integral threat to any startup owner. “Fail fast,” they say, and some startups obey. For obvious economical reasons, investors and startup owners want the endeavour to fail at an early stage rather than at the final one. But what they struggle for when they start a business is to never fail at all. Easier said than done.