10 Things Every Programmer and Software Engineer Should Know

Posted by Jesus Antonio Vazquez Tamez
Apr 23, 2019 7:40:15 AM

I have been a Software Engineer for the last 10 years, and have had the opportunity to work on many projects. With each new one, I had to struggle with new challenges. I believe my unique experience, and lessons learned, provide me with the qualifications to present you with, “10 Things That Every Software Engineer Should Know.” 

There are many compelling reasons to be a programmer/software engineer:

  • The ability to work remotely.
  • There is always something new to learn.
  • The pay is great.
  • Programming is creative, and allows you to take a concept and materialize it into tangible assets and useful products.
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Topics: Software Development

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Why is MVP Important for Software Development Projects?

Posted by Victor Alfonso Bernal
Apr 8, 2019 1:26:35 PM

The Definition of MVP

MVP is shorthand for Minimum Viable Product. MVP is a common practice in today’s IT industry. This type of development is especially useful in the planning phase of an entrepreneur’s project or startup.

The main purpose of a MVP is to launch a product quickly, based on your idea, and with a small budget. With the help of an MVP, one can find the right audience; pull the ideas based on experience, and save time.

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Topics: Software Development

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What is QA in Software Testing?

Posted by Tiempo Development
Mar 11, 2019 4:10:37 PM

Quality Assurance in Software Testing

 When software is designed, distributed and deployed, the hope is that it works correctly without issue.  But, as we all know, that is often not the case.  How many times have you been working on something only to discover a software bug or other problem?  Or been working in software that is difficult to use, does not do everything you need it to do, or is inefficient to use. Probably at least a few times.  A software defect is not just a bug, it could be any problem that impacts the end-user experience.  That is where software testing and quality assurance come in. The way to minimize defects and maximize end-user experience is with quality assurance in software testing.

 How Do Quality Assurance and Software Testing Work Together?

To assure quality in any product, it may need multiple rounds of testing.  It needs to be tested in different ways, with different users and different scenarios to truly feel confident that the software you are distributing will provide end-users a quality experience.  There is a difference between testing and assurance.  Software testing identifies problems.  Part of quality assurance is finding a solution to the problem and implementing it.  But, there is more to it than that.

 Quality Assurance as More than Fixing Software Defects

 Beyond simply fixing apparent (or hidden) problems, quality assurance works with defined metrics of ‘quality’ to ensure that they are met in the software.  What needs to happen for your end-user to have a ‘quality’ experience?  These metrics must be clearly defined so that the quality assurance process can receive the information from software testing and determine what changes need to be made.  The internal quality of the software (the code) must be honed to the ideal quality so that the external quality (the end-user experience) can be optimized.

 While fixing software defects is incredibly important, it is important to remember that software testing and quality assurance is a two-sided coin.   In addition to managing and eliminating defects, it is important to determine what ‘quality attributes’ should be in place.  Because really, anything that does not meet the needs of the end-user could be determined a ‘defect.’

 Testing provides the information but QA is the process of actually implementing the changes to assure that the end-user actually experienced quality software.  Quality assurance and software testing are both good, but they are far better when they work in unison to produce an outstanding software product.

Ready to take your user experience higher? We know that incredible customer experiences start with an experienced Quality Assurance and Testing team. At Tiempo Development, our experienced professionals test your software and applications, uncovering any complications along the way before you or your customers. Our team members are efficient, scalable, accurate, and of course, obsessed with quality. Contact us for testing services.

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Topics: Software Development, Quality Assurance, Software Testing

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What is Quality Assurance in Software Testing?

Posted by Tiempo Development
Mar 6, 2019 10:29:50 AM

What is quality assurance in software testing? Is there any difference between quality control and quality assurance? People normally get confused when they are asked to differentiate between quality assurance and quality control. They believe that quality control, quality testing, and quality assurance are the same activities. As they perform similar kinds of functions, they can be easily confused as the same activities. However, these are different and perform different types of tasks. In this article, we will discuss these types of activities with some more details about quality assurance.

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Topics: Software Development, Quality Assurance, software

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Top Certifications to Boost Your Tech Career

Posted by Phil Wittmer
Mar 1, 2019 2:59:19 PM

Choose a Tech Certification That Can Enhance Your Opportunities

There are certifications that you need just to enter the tech workforce in a desirable position. But, once you are in, how do you move up and progress your tech career?  One of the best ways to boost your tech career is with continued education and certifications that demonstrate your skills.  While there are a myriad of certifications from which to choose, there are certain ones that will either enhance your job prospects, enhance your potential salary, or both!

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Topics: Software Development

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Top Programming Languages - Best & Most In-Demand to Learn [2019]

Posted by Mike Saleck
Mar 1, 2019 12:11:24 PM

Trends to Guide Your Choice of Programming Language This Year

Software programmers have learned programming languages in order to do their job but learning a programming language is not a one-and-done type thing.  There are a myriad of programming languages and new ones are constantly being developed. So, programmers must continue to educate themselves about the newest and best programming languages.  While there are many programming languages, there is only so much time and ability to learn new languages so one must narrow the list to the best and most likely to be used/in demand. Below we take a closer look at some of the best programming languages to learn in 2019.

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Software Development Trends - Top Trends That Will Dominate 2019

Posted by Mike Saleck
Feb 20, 2019 1:35:37 PM

Software Development Trends - Top Trends That Will Dominate 2019

The first quarter of any new year brings analysis of past trends, a close look at best practices, and strategic planning for the coming year.  In the software development industry, it is critical that a company stays on the cutting edge of burgeoning trends or they will quickly be left in the dust.  Software development trends are changing rapidly and, as this happens, software development teams are reevaluating and broadening their scope of what constitutes outstanding software.  They are also evaluating what constitutes an optimal customer experience.  With success objectives established, it is important to consider what are continuing and emerging trends in the software development arena for 2019 and beyond.

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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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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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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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