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Amazon Web Services VS Microsoft Azure: a trustworthy comparison

Amazon Web Services VS Microsoft Azure: a trustworthy comparison

Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are without a doubt, the biggest products in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) markets. Notably, AWS had a four-year headstart over Azure, but the Microsoft platform has caught on fast, courtesy of the tech giant’s bottomless pit of resources. That said, how do these two products measure up to each other? 1. Prices As with about every other product out there,…

React 16.6: what’s new?

React 16.6: what’s new?

React is a well-known JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It has been operating in the market since 2013 and it is officially recognized as a Facebook Open Source solution. Not so long ago, a new version – React 16.6 was released. It enables multiple useful features: a PureComponent/shouldComponentUpdate form was provided for function components, the code splitting is possible to do using Suspense now. In addition to this, a Context from class components consumption has become smoother. The list…

Benefits of Using Agile in Outsourcing Projects

Benefits of Using Agile in Outsourcing Projects

The Agile methodology is a powerful and increasingly popular tool in project management. Apart from simplifying the various processes involved in managing projects, Agile increases efficiency and almost always results in projects strengthen. When it comes to outsourcing projects to contractors or independent project teams, Agile methodologies are better than the commonly used waterfall methods. Here are four key benefits of using Agile tools like Scrum, XP, and Kanban in the outsourcing projects: Allows for Faster Feedback Unlike the Waterfall method,…

Manual or Automated testing – what to consider for a mid-size project?

Manual or Automated testing - what to consider for a mid-size project?

Manual and automated testing are both very important in developing a successful website or an application, so it is crucial to make them part of your project from the very start. Software Testing – is an integral part of your project that will save you tons of time and money rather than you just wait till the end and fix it afterwards. There are two ways of testing your project: automated testing and manual testing. Both types have their pros and…

Updates in iOS 12.1: Real-time Depth Control, Group FaceTime and more

ios 12.1 updates

Apple’s new software update introduces us to iOS 12.1 which comes with some fascinating features that the users have been looking forward to for a while. In this article you will read about the new features like Real-time Camera Depth Control, Group Facetime, eSIM Support and other minor changes along with bug fixes. iOS 12.1 The new iOS 12.1 version brings a bundle of new things for the users like Camera Depth Control, Group FaceTime, eSIM support, Beautygate fix and…

Why are Soft Skills essential for IT specialist?

Project Manager

Our specialists share their expertise in a number of areas with students: engineering, testing and management. SoftTeco’s Project Manager, Oksana, has shared her notes on soft skills value with students of Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. Soft skills – are a highly-professional group of skills which is not connected with a specific job position. It is not the kind of knowledge which is related to coding or testing, and appears to be an essential asset for successful teamwork….

Enterprise development trends: Big Data, 3D Visualization, Chatbots

erp and crm

The world is changing very fast and business management technology needs to change to meet all on-going managerial needs. Next years promise to bring even more awesome apps to the market, while the old once are going to be updated. There are few key areas for the apps to be improved significantly. Business solutions are eager to be lightweight, easy to use and going to have much friendlier UX.  AI and Machine Learning Exploring customer preferences is a long and…

3 Common Misconceptions About IT Outsourcing

3 Common Misconceptions About IT Outsourcing

Increasing competition among businesses often leaves many entrepreneurs looking to cut operating costs while maximizing revenues. One common way to cut down on expenses is to reduce the workforce either partially or completely. The IT department sometimes can be featured as non-essential, and many businesses don’t have a necessary in-house IT specialist at a time which means they have to outsource. Naturally, IT Outsourcing has its own merits and demerits, which we are not going to discuss in this article….

What to expect from Angular 7?

What to expect from Angular 7?

With the release of Angular 7 just around the corner, it’s a good time as ever to talk about just what kind of changes it’ll be bringing. Many people are curious just what kind of features and bug fixes Angular 7 will bring which is why we’re here to tell you what to expect from Angular 7. An Updated Compiler One of the biggest new features coming with Angular 7 is the updated and improved compiler that is expected to…

How to Streamline Communication Processes With an Outsourcing Software Development Contractor

How to Streamline Communication Processes With an Outsourcing Software Development Contractor

As every manager or HR officer will tell you, team management is a challenging endeavor that often presents countless challenges. It is even more difficult to coordinate offshore teams where even the slightest breakdown in communication can jeopardize an entire project. Speaking of communication, we will touch on the ways you can streamline communication processes with an offshore software development contractor in order to reap maximum benefits from a project. 1. Organize a Face-to-Face Meeting to Kick Things Off Working…

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