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CTO to Go: Moving to the Cloud

by Royce Hall on July 13, 2020 | Azure,software development,technology,Tools

Benefits of the Cloud I thhink the reason the cloud has become an important thing is because managing your own infrastructure (your hardware, your network, your data center) are all very complex and difficult. It used to be that if you were a company that was big enough to need that type of stuff, you had no choice but to...

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There’s an app for that, 3 in fact

by Royce Hall on June 8, 2020 | software development,technology

Photo by Torsten Dettlaff from Pexels

Web app versus mobile apps Let's look at the example of Gmail. Gmail has a web app that you can use on your desktop browser, in which case, it's a big application. It also has a web app you can use on your mobile browser and is tailored to the smaller screen. But then Gmail also has native mobile applications...

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Azure Through the Eyes of a Drone

by Royce Hall on June 5, 2020 | Azure,data management,software development,technology,Tools

One of the coolest projects Level 12 has worked on has been utilizing autonomous drones to inspect wind turbines for damage and analyzing the pictures the drones take with machine learning. I did a brief write-up of this project here. There are all sorts of things to nerd out on: drones, Machine Learning, cloud computing, Internet of Things, and automation....

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A More Agile Agile Webinar: Implementing Agile Development Principles

by Royce Hall on April 14, 2020 | software development,software project requirements,technology

Practicing Agile Development Principles (without being tied to one methodology)  Tim Hickle: So thank you all for joining us today. I'm really excited to have this conversation. Randy and his team at level 12 have been amazing partners for us here at Woven. And something that through the content webinars we've done in the past, I've gotten a lot...

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Custom Software Development verses Commercial off the Shelf (COTS)

by Royce Hall on April 7, 2020 | data management,innovation,Payment Industry,software development,software project requirements,technology

Custom Software Needed

Custom Software Development or Off The Shelf? If you are undertaking a software project, you are probably asking yourself if you need to make or buy your solutions. In larger enterprises you may be thinking about implementing something as big as an ERP systems or CRM, or as small as a client intake form or web portal. You ask, is...

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Autonomous Drones Machine Learning Project

by Royce Hall on March 9, 2020 | Louisville,software development,technology

Machine Learning Drone

Do you know the difference between automation, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence? Someone recently asked: "My interest in outsourcing is in the areas of cloud and AI and industrial automation space. Is that an area you have prior exposure to?" My response: "We have a lot of experience with cloud applications, management, and automation. We've also explored various industrial automaton...

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Automated Testing: Why is it important?

by Royce Hall on January 17, 2020 | Louisville,Python,software development,software project requirements,technology

Have you been burnt by bad automated testing? When we go to software engineering conferences we often talk about the benefits of automated testing. As we've had private conversations with a lot of the people we often find that they have had really bad experiences with applications that have just had tests that were not a benefit. They honestly made...

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Productivity Versus Efficiency: Building the Right Thing

by Royce Hall on October 4, 2019 | Louisville,Payment Industry,software development,technology

Productivity and Efficiency have Different Goals: Productivity is highly tied to value, efficiency is tied to waste. To be productive means that you're doing the right thing with as little waste as possible. Sometimes you might actually be productive with waste. And this might be common in more creative fields where people need to get away, they need time, they...

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3 Ways to Reduce Waste with Custom Software

by Biz Dev on July 27, 2017 | technology

According to the Lean manufacturing methodology, waste is the root of all unprofitable activity within an organization.  There are seven categories of waste within Lean: Defects Overproduction Transportation Waiting Inventory Motion Processing Reducing waste is a top priority for most organizations because it has a direct impact on the bottom line, but this is often easier said than done. Identify the...

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IoT: The Next Tech Revolution

by Biz Dev on June 21, 2017 | technology

Internet of Things, or IoT, may be the most impactful concept, as well as the least understood, of the next ten years. What is IoT? The simplest—and perhaps the easiest—way to think about the Internet of Things is any machine-to-machine (M2M) communication through the internet. This includes your phone controlling your AC or starting your car, or anything considered “smart.”...

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What is DevOps?

by Biz Dev on April 26, 2017 | technology

The term DevOps is a frequently used in the software development community; however, it means different things to different people. In this article, we are going to explore the origin of the word along with various definitions. DevOps Origin The term DevOps was first mentioned during a presentation by Andrew Shafer and Patrick Debois at the Agile 2008 conference. The...

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Container Fundamentals

by Biz Dev on April 19, 2017 | software development,technology

What are containers? The use of containers has grown significantly over the past couple of years with Docker leading the charge. The multifaceted deployment scenarios provided by containers are changing IT strategies and tactics. Docker defines a container as, "a lightweight, stand-alone, executable package of a piece of software that includes everything needed to run it." Containers vs. Virtual Machines...

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