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Category: Software Development

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What is Technical Debt? (With Examples)

“Technical debt” is a term used in software development to describe delayed maintenance costs caused by initial tradeoffs between quality and speed. It’s a common metaphor on engineering teams as it makes the sometimes opaque costs of technical decisions easy to understand across the team. Technical debt functions just like

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How To Build An App Like Pinterest

Pinterest began as a small startup website in 2010 with just a few thousand users. Since then, the visual bookmarking application has grown into a tech powerhouse with 400+ million monthly users, serving over 200 billion pins scattered across 4 billion boards and counting. No small feat for a company

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VP vs. CTO – Job Description & Responsibilities, Plus Examples

Some executive-level roles are difficult to define from an outsider’s perspective. Two positions that can be difficult to distinguish are that of the VP of Engineering and the CTO. As a growing company or aspiring IT executive, you need to know: What is the difference between a VP and a

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Best Virtual Tech Conferences 2021

A much-anticipated part of every developer’s year is attending tech conferences. Countless conventions, expos, seminars, and summits are held across the globe every year to bring professionals together.  These massive gatherings are opportunities to network, learn from peers and industry leaders, and spotlight up-and-coming technology expected to disrupt the tech

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How Long Does it Take to Hire Developers?

Modern companies need in-house tech expertise now more than ever. When your organization realizes the need to hire a new developer, you likely hope to onboard a qualified individual and start tapping into their IT skills as soon as possible.  Unfortunately, the hiring process is not always that efficient. Finding

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The Fastest & Cheapest Ways to Hire a Developer

For many, finding dedicated developers has never been a simple task. When your in-house talent is pushed to their limits, turning to outside specialists is the next best option when hiring developers. However, many companies still struggle to determine how they will meet their demands for new IT talent.  To

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Why is Documentation Important For Development?

Here at Rootstrap, we help our clients reach their business goals by developing high-quality, performant, and scalable software solutions. To achieve this, our team continuously focuses on improving all aspects of our processes, through several initiatives across all company departments. In this article, we will examine why documentation is vital

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How to use The Kano Model To Prioritize Development Scopes & Reduce Costs

At the beginning of a project, a roadmap is put in place to determine budget and time constraints, as well as any necessary features needed during the product development process. New feature requests often come from an apps’ final users, but if a product is not in production yet, new

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The 5 Fastest-Growing Education Apps For 2021

The invention of smartphones and tablets has revolutionized how people go about their every day-to-day life. One study conducted by the Pew Research Center recently discovered that over 5 billion people worldwide own mobile devices. That number is expected to continue to rise sharply over the coming years. With so

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