Bugs and defects: why you should 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, I’d like to look at what defines a bug and a defect, why I think they are different, and the benefits for keeping them separate. While differentiating bugs and defects won’t address every issue within a sprint, having clear distinction for these terms definitely helps to keep your team focused on what you have agreed to deliver.

8 tips for avoiding vendor lock in

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. In this article, we will look at eight ideas that can help companies avoid vendor lock-in, intentional or otherwise, when setting up new sites or systems.

How clean is your code?

As a new addition to the Inviqa Group, I recently attended the Inviqa Bootcamp, an internal week of training in which we are taught the development techniques and processes the Inviqa technical team leaders have put in place for automating and standardising the way each project is run. What impressed me the most during this week of training is how important employee professionalism and quality are for Inviqa. Its dedicated training team focus constantly on improving team skills and technical ability to make us better software engineers and deliver bigger and better digital projects.

Lush: the story of launching a flagship ecommerce Site with Drupal & Drupal Commerce

This year's New York Drupal Camp (NYCAMP 2014) was held at the iconic United Nations Headquarters in the heart of the city, and saw hundreds of Drupal professionals come together to share, learn and discuss development trends, as well as their own stories.

An introduction to service APIs

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. But by introducing a service API the problems of the traditional approach can be overcome...

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