Who is who in a software house?

Kasia Wolska on 18 October 2017

If you know the range of activities people you work with it is easier to communicate and cooperate. Things are not so obvious when it comes to IT industry. That’s why today we share an explanation of responsibilities of employees working in a software house.

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E-book on how to motivate IT employees.

Appchance on 11 October 2017

The IT industry is subject to highly dynamic change due to continuous innovations. Working with new technologies requires continuous learning and assimilation of new information. Therefore, managing a team of developers is a special challenge for managers. Programmers are often very demanding people, with very good technical skills, who prefer coding to dealing with organisational matters. That is why it is very important to know their motivations and make the right use of that knowledge.

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Tester talks: Exploratory testing – when is it important?

Karolina Tomaszyk on 28 September 2017

Exploratory testing, also known as ad-hoc testing, allows the tester to simultaneously learn the application and verify its correct functioning. This type of tests is the opposite of scenario tests. It is worth using this test method if the project lacks complete information about the app, such as a detailed specification. I personally don’t know a tester who doesn’t use this method, even if unconsciously.

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Why do we need an MVP?

Appchance on 25 September 2017

When we create a product for a client, we want it to fully satisfy their needs. We come up with and create functions and predict whims of the target group. We focus on ensuring a maximum product efficiency, so that our client will choose our solution, and not the solution from our competition. Such an approach can lead to exhaustion of resources before the product launches. How to prevent this?

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What is HomeKit?

Piotr Gabryszak on 11 September 2017

HomeKit is a very interesting framework for home automation. It is powerful, easy to use and what is the most important, it allows you to use accessories produced by various manufacturers in a single app. If you are thinking about adding some smartness to your home and you own an iOS device, I encourage you to give it a try.

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How to write application test scenarios?

Karolina Tomaszyk on 6 September 2017

Test scenarios enable you to verify the correctness of the tested software and check whether the business processes assumed in the project specification have been implemented correctly. In other words, it is a series of actions that allow the test to be carried out. The essence of creating test scenarios is focusing on the most important application areas from the end-user’s point of view.

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How to design a better mobile checkout process?

Jakub Kośla on 31 August 2017

E-commerce has been on the rise in recent years and it starts to become a big portion of total retail sales. In the US alone, according to ComScore’s report “State of the U.S. Online Retail Economy”, by Q1 2017, Total Digital Commerce grew to account for nearly 1 in every 5 dollars spent by consumers. […]

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Make your team stay effective – low performance management.

Appchance on 16 August 2017

Where does employee efficiency come from? It is related, among others, to their motivation and competency level. It is then vital already at the stage of recruitment to adequately define and verify these parameters and build a plan for employee development. Before the recruitment, it is also a good idea to consider a wider team context.

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Fabric – testing iOS apps

Mateusz Tylman on 13 July 2017

The iterative way of working allows you to verify the project while new features of the app are built. Developers send in new builds (app versions), thanks to which the client can check them on the spot and suggest changes. Testing an iOS app is possible thanks to e.g. Fabric, a tool letting you share apps outside App Store.

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