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10 Reasons to Create a Scope and Requirements Document

10 Reasons to Create a Scope and Requirements Document BEFORE the First Line of Code Gets Written After 30 years of successful software development projects, we have a formula, and it starts with a clear and detailed Scope and Requirements document. This work is done using a Business Analyst, Software Architect, and key people from the client's business that have a clear understanding of ...

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Why Choose Microsoft .Net Technologies for Development?

If you’re in the position to initiate a new development project, or you’re a technical leader trying to decide what technology to use, it is important to consider time, cost, and ease of maintenance.  The Microsoft platform, although it does have a cost associated with it, will benefit your company in the long run. They are here to stay, and the software development tools ...

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Using TestRail for Automated Testing of Software Applications

Our QA team loves the bells and whistles that TestRail provides and are very impressed with the software. Their favorite feature: the ability to configure test cases for multiple browsers. Talk about time-saving! Our company, Palm Beach Software Design, Inc., develops custom software apps and applications for a variety of clients in many different business segments. We have found that a Quality Assurance application ...

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How 'Machine Learning' Can Help Your Business

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, which also leads to advancements in a multitude of industries. Machine Learning is one of the most talked about spaces in the tech space these days. But what you’re probably wondering is, how can Machine Learning make an impact in my business? Marketing Personalization With Machine Learning, be it a web application or mobile app, Machine Learning ...

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iOS 11 Update

If you haven’t already upgraded your iPhone to iOS 11, stop what you are doing and download/install it right now. Don’t worry, I’ll wait... 1 & 2: Smart Invert Colors, Compact Keyboard functionality.Let’s start with my personal favorite, the Smart Invert Colors; and truthfully I’m not sure if it’s the feature I love most or the shortcut. After setting up the shortcut, all you ...

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Update, Purchase or Integrate Your Business Software

Software developers are often tasked with adding to or upgrading an existing application. Sometimes it is easy to add or upgrade because the application was written recently enough to be in a modern language or framework, but when it is not, then software integration can be the best solution. Software system integration means combining individually tested software components into an integrated whole.  Integration often requires ...

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Building for both iOS & Android

You've come up with a great app idea and you want to share it with the world. You can reach roughly 95% of smartphone consumers by releasing your app to both platforms. Ignoring one platform can inadvertently hurt your app’s acceptance and usage in the marketplace. Unfortunately, however, designing and coding for one does not automatically mean copying the code over for the other.  ...

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Big Data Overview Part Two: A more in-depth look

As we discussed last week, Big Data is powerful and making huge waves across all industries. This week, we’ll take a more in-depth look at Big Data and how it works on a more technical level. Statistics or case studies presented in this blog posting are attained from a 2013 research white paper entitled ‘Big Data in Big Companies’ made available by the International ...

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It’s More Than Just Programming, It’s About Business Too

As programmers, our core focus is essentially strictly logic. We know how to create code that ties multiples individual pieces of a puzzle together to form a single cohesive application. But what about all of those pieces we tie together? It is good practice to be able to work with the other pieces of the application including the front-end and database development. These skills ...

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Big Data Overview Part One: What it is and why it matters

At first, I thought that ‘Big Data’ was just a buzz word. I never really looked into it and just dismissed it as another way to describe data collection. In a small way that is correct, but the reality is that Big Data is so much more than that. Big Data is leveraged in every industry from the public sector to private science firms ...

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