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Welcome to the Tiempo Blog where you will find engineering and business articles specially written for you! You’ll read about engineering processes and trends; nearshore software development advantages; Microsoft, Java, LAMP and mobile application news and best practices – among many other articles that will provide insight, competitive advantages, and optimization tools.

Agile Methodology and the QA Mindset

Posted by Amanda Wittman
May 31, 2018 1:02:35 PM

Agile software development is an approach to software development that uses cross-functional teams to gather requirements and devise solutions to those requirements through collaboration. It also upholds principles such as adaptive planning, continuous improvement and early delivery. An agile approach isn’t a specific methodology in itself, although developers often refer to agile methods. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development was published in 2001, which formalizes the principles of agile software development. Its mission, as stated, is“uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.”

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Topics: Agile, Quality Assurance

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How It Works: Achieving Peak Software Velocity Through Refactoring

Posted by Tiempo Development
May 31, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If your company is considering moving its data and/or software services to the cloud, here are some recent statistics to help influence your decision:

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Topics: refactoring

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Top Reasons Companies are Choosing to Outsource, Nearshore

Posted by Tiempo Development
May 21, 2018 4:56:43 PM

Looking to outsource software development talent to keep up with growing consumer expectations and business costs? You aren’t alone – over the last decade more businesses have been outsourcing software development to reduce overhead, increase velocity and drive a faster Return on Investment.

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Topics: Nearshore Software Development, Outsourcing

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3 Ways Agile Will Power Your Time-to-Market (with a Distributive Team)

Posted by Amanda Wittman
May 8, 2018 11:11:35 AM

Has your development team gone Agile yet? What about Distributive? If you answered ‘no’ to the first two questions then the only question left to ask yourself is, why?

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Topics: Software Development, Agile

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The Beauty of Software Architecture and Design

Posted by Amanda Wittman
May 2, 2018 3:13:52 PM

What makes software beautiful? When people talk about a “gorgeous application,” you immediately know exactly what they mean, right? They aren’t just talking about the User Interface, (in fact, maybe they aren’t talking about UI at all).

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Topics: Software Architecture Solutions in Mexico

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How To Pick The Most Effective Refactoring Strategy

Posted by Tiempo Development
Apr 27, 2018 11:54:08 AM

Refactoring is a method of re-engineering software that makes it easier to understand and operate more effectively. It is one of the fastest growing methods of getting data, software, and digital services onto the cloud and consists of several techniques that developers can use to eliminate redundancies, correct unnatural dependencies, improve flexibility, and streamline front- and back-end compatibility.

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What is Killing Your Software Development Success?

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Apr 19, 2018 2:14:23 PM

Most companies who are looking to outsource their software development do so to reduce overall costs and increase efficiency of delivery. However, a major concern with outsourcing is accumulating unexpected costs that exceed savings – otherwise known as hidden costs. When outsourcing, it’s important to consider the distance of your outsourced software development team as it plays a major role in the amount of control you have over the productivity and direction of your software’s build.

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Topics: Software Development

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3 Signs You Need a Quality Assurance Team (and How We Can Help)

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Apr 10, 2018 3:57:50 PM

Need Quality Assurance services? In assembling their software development teams and roadmaps for the year, some business leaders think they can skip QA testing. After all, you’ve hired talented developers and your customers will tell you if something is wrong with your software or app, right?

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Topics: Mexico, Software Development, Nearshore Software Development, Quality Assurance

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Outsourcing: Comparing a Distributive Team vs. Staff Augmentation

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Mar 23, 2018 8:06:00 AM

Whether your company is still in the startup stages, or you’ve been in business for over a decade, your ability to innovate and increase your Return on Investment means achieving a faster Time-to-Market on your budget. Completing all of your development projects in-house can work, but sometimes it can hold your business back.

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Topics: Outsourcing

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High Quality Software Commands a Great Outsourcing Partner

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Mar 15, 2018 9:15:58 AM

Agile software development is a set of principles for developing software that evolved from concepts introduced during the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, it wasn’t formalized until the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was published in 2001. An Agile approach allows software requirements and their solutions to evolve through collaboration between cross-functional teams. It also promotes early delivery and continuous improvement. Additional hallmarks of these principles include adaptive planning and a rapid response to changes in requirements.

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