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Software Quality Metrics: Explained With Examples

Software quality is a vital yet often overlooked aspect of software development; in 2020, the Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ) reported that the impact of poor software quality was around $2.08 trillion to US businesses. The good news is with the implementation of a few software quality metrics

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Feature Updates in Rails 6: Multiple Databases & State Management

Rails 6.0 recently shared its amazing enhancements although most would consider these as feature upgrades. In my opinion, both are correct, as the actual state of multiple databases before rails 6.0 was not even considered it a completed feature. So, let’s dive into Rails < 6 state! Rails 6 introduced

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Horizontal vs Vertical Scaling: A Primer for Managers

Deciding between horizontal and vertical scaling is an important infrastructure consideration when building out applications because it determines how your application will increase its computing resources to handle growth. In simple terms, horizontal and vertical scaling are two strategies for adding computing resources to run your app as demand increases.

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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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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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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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How To Build An App Like Duolingo

Duolingo came on the scene in 2011 operating as a teach and translate language learning app. It has since transformed into a $700+ million business, and become the first EdTech app to top $140 Million in annual revenue.    Pretty good numbers, for a language learning app that still doesn’t charge

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How To Build An App Like Uber

Since Uber’s first ride request in 2010, the tech giant’s innovative engineers have revolutionized the rideshare industry. Fast forward to 2021, and withstanding a global pandemic, the company is now valued at over $15 billion. These are impressive numbers for what started out as a simple idea that quickly became

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Monolithic versus microservices, and all in between

Developers often decide whether to build monolithic or microservices architectures based on personal preference. This article tells you how to design the best platform for your client by considering both methods.

Monolithic all-connected platforms might serve a startup’s needs, but they often have problems with scaling to support growth. Architectures built with modular microservices work well for bigger enterprises, but they might be overengineered to require more resources than a startup can spare. This article explains how to incorporate both these build approaches to design a functional strategy from the start that evolves to fit each point in a project’s lifecycle.

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