Who's Running The Show? A guide to gaining control of your web applications

Who's Running The Show? A guide to gaining control of your web applications

Developing an effective web presence is crucial for the large majority of businesses today. Whether meeting the needs of your staff or those of your customers and partners, online applications can deliver better business performance, drive down costs and speed time to market. Yet CIOs and business managers find themselves frustrated by project complexity, cost, and vendor lock-in, all of which impacts time-to-market.

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Marcello Duarte awarded Best Technical Agile Coach/Mentor at UK Agile Awards

Marcello Duarte awarded Best Technical Agile Coach/Mentor at UK Agile Awards

It’s official; Marcello Duarte, our Head of Training, is the UK’s Best Technical Agile Coach.

Beating stiff competition from the country’s leading trainers, Marcello was awarded the prestigious title at last night’s Agile Awards where more than 150 attendees turned out in black tie to celebrate the best Agile practitioners in the country.

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Inviqa DevDay: A preview into our internal conference

Inviqa DevDay: A preview into our internal conference

With 140+ colleagues in seven offices across the UK, it can be tricky to get the whole company together. 

That's why we introduced Inviqa DevDay, our conference for all our staff.

Usually an internal event, we thought we'd lift the lid on what actually happens at DevDay with insight from the people who know it best. 

 

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Introducing Service APIs: Learning how Service APIs can streamline your development efforts

Introducing Service APIs: Learning how Service APIs can streamline your development efforts

Every company starts with a single website or web application, but as a company’s internet presence grows, many different applications and websites are deployed. With a traditional approach of treating each of these applications as a completely separate solution, a number of problems occur: common functionality is implemented inconsistently across applications, maintenance costs are high and time to market for new applications suffers.

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It’s time to hug your sysadmin

It’s time to hug your sysadmin

Whether it’s a cup of tea, a sincere thanks or a hug, you have a new priority on your to do list; show your sysadmin some appreciation. No matter how tough your working week has been, it’s a pretty fair bet they’ve had a busier one than you.

Here are three big reasons why the unsung heroes of your IT team deserve your appreciation.

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The Ultimate Guide To Improving Online User Experience With espreSSO

The Ultimate Guide To Improving Online User Experience With espreSSO

How many passwords do you have to remember on a daily basis? Think about all the systems, applications and websites that you regularly access – how many different sets of credentials do you need to keep track of to use them all? Then consider this: how many passwords do your customers – internal or external – need to remember to use all the various applications (websites, intranets, extranets) your organisation maintains?

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8 Tips For Avoiding Vendor Lock-In with Web Applicatons

8 Tips For Avoiding Vendor Lock-In with Web Applicatons

Vendor lock-in makes a customer dependent on a supplier for a product or service, and unable to use another vendor without substantial switching costs or inconvenience. While standards, bodies and an increased focus on interoperability have helped reduce the threat of application lock-in, web site and web application development can still be a minefield.

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Is it time PHP's reputation had a refresh?

Is it time PHP's reputation had a refresh?

At risk of reigniting a long and overwrought language war, PHP gets a bad rap.

But where did this reputation come from? Is it still valid?

And why, if it’s such a nightmare, are more than 43,600,000 live websites built on it?

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Horizontally scalable web applications

Horizontally scalable web applications

Applications need to scale upwards to remain responsive during times of heavy load and backwards to reduce TCO when costly resources are no longer needed. Our aim is to provide a timely and performant user experience without needing to invest in a permanent platform ready for the biggest potential future traffic spike.

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Bugs & Defects – Why should you treat them differently?

Bugs & Defects – Why should you treat them differently?

How many of you have wondered about the difference in bugs and defects? How many would argue they both are the same? And how do you define if an issue is within or out of the scope of a sprint?

In this blog, Bhalin Ramabhadran, Software Engineer in Test, looks at what defines a bug and a defect, why he thinks they are different, and the benefits for keeping them separate.

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