Tag Selection: Custom Software Development

Application Development Trends in 2017

Enterprise applications, mobile applications, and web applications are all almost an entity of their own. Although some trends will overlap, the overall picture demonstrates clear differences in each platform. Moreover, we live in a world where applications run amok. Some are good and some are terribly bad, unfortunately. Yet, small and medium businesses ...

Comparing Tracking Tools: JIRA vs Asana

This is an updated post to the one we published originally in May 2015. The purpose of the update to share more of our experience with both tools. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————– ...

Umbraco review: Top 5 Features + CMS

Umbraco, the open source ASP.NET CMS released a big update late last year that resulted in the introduction of “Grid Layout” and “Responsive Preview”, both new to the system. Umbraco 7.2 aims to be the best authoring tool for editors in a responsive era, and this is how its team proposes to do so:   1. Grid Layout For years Rich Text Editors ...

Introduction to Software Projects Part III: Complex Projects

Welcome back! This is the third and final post where I discuss how we handle software projects at CSW Solutions. It’s time to talk about complex projects. Part 2 of this series mentions that complex projects are those where the technology and/or the requirements for the project are unknown. Our past articles also covered that these projects needed ...

Node.js: How Web Can Benefit from Non-Blocking I/O

A programming language which has been around web development for a long time is now revolutionizing the status quo with a new face: JavaScript. After years of only being considered for having a place at the browser level and only being good for client-side programming, it’s now on the server side scene, by the hand of Node.js, providing us with ...

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Software Developers

Image source Habits make us. The recurrent activities we do as a team and as tech individuals help us in our undertakes and guide us to inspiration for the projects we develop. This week, Sr Dev. Arístides Castillo & CSW Partner Yoel Sommer share habits and reflections that make them better developers and web makers. 1. We make reversible decisions ...

Meet our Developers: Igriet González

Photo of Igriet González, CSW Solutions Developer Where were you born? In Mexico City, Mexico What made you decide to become a developer? I was always curious about computers; my first one was a Compaq Presario with Intel Celeron and Windows 98, what I wanted was to figure out how the computer and the programs worked. I asked “Los Santos Reyes” ...

On Why Your Business Needs a Mobile Strategy

Image source Mobile apps are now the inseparable part of Internet marketing. According to the Federation of Small Businesses, SMEs have embraced mobile apps and strategies. However, only a small percentage of them view mobile apps as a significant opportunity to differentiate themselves and their services. One of the most cited reasons for this is that ...

Introduction to Software Projects Part II: Complexity

In our previous post –the first of this series– we talked about the different types of software projects. The level of complexity basically differentiated them: they can be simple or complex. We also looked at a high level what made a software project complex. In this post I want to expand a little bit on the topic of complexity. Let’s define ...

GIT For Non Developers, Part II

Our experience as a team, after implementing our version control best practices with Git has been an amazing one. After writing a first post on Git for non-developers, we decided on a continuation, to share with our community how using Git has enabled us to deliver higher value for our clients. If we, as CSW developers, have to mention our most important ...
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