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November 19, 2021Fidel Chaves
The Ultimate Guide to Software Development Management [2021]
You’ve stumbled across the ultimate guide to software development management, an evergreen guide to software development management created thanks to our experience as a software factory.
November 11, 2021Fidel Chaves
Ahrefs: how to score 100% in tech SEO
We recently tackled technical SEO optimization using Ahrefs. Here is how we scored 100% in tech SEO.
November 9, 2021Fidel Chaves
The best practices and benefits of staff augmentation
There is a growing need for IT and software development services. Here, a series of best practices and benefits when engaging in staff augmentation. Learn all about them.
November 5, 2021Fidel Chaves
Product development: how to launch an MVP
Are you familiar with the product development process? Do you know how to launch an MVP?
October 29, 2021Fidel Chaves
How to improve your marketing campaign landing pages with Layout Builder
Add flexibility and lead generation to your website by learning how to improve your marketing campaign landing pages with Layout Builder.
October 21, 2021Fidel Chaves
How to automate your team's workflow and content moderation
Today, content is king. Learn how to automate your team’s workflow and content moderation to provide the best for your site and community.
October 15, 2021Fidel Chaves
Upcoming trends in open source for 2021
Take a look at the current state of the art and upcoming trends in open source for 2021.
October 6, 2021Fidel Chaves
Headless CMS: 5 benefits of choosing Drupal
Drupal can integrate with multiple front ends to get a headless CMS. Let’s take a look at its benefits.
September 30, 2021Fidel Chaves
The best Drupal distributions in 2021
The best Drupal distributions can last only a moment. Today, we are looking at the best ones in 2021.
September 27, 2021Fidel Chaves
Content delivery network: what is a CDN?
A content delivery network, or CDN, can make the difference between a slow site and a visited site. Find out how.
September 24, 2021Fidel Chaves
Drupal for LMS—pros and cons of the industry giant
Drupal for LMS stems right from the Drupal CMS strong foundations. Let’s see Drupal pros and cons as a learning management strategy.
September 17, 2021Fidel Chaves
Why to upgrade from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9
As the end of Drupal 7 and 8 is near, we are ready to discuss why to upgrade Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 now more than ever.
September 14, 2021Fidel Chaves
The best payment gateways in 2021
Payment gateways were a silent revolution in the world of commerce. Today: the best payment gateways in 2021.
September 7, 2021Fidel Chaves
Commerce: hosting for the next Hot Sale
Having your hosting ready for the next Hot Sale on your commerce is no small feat. Learn here how it is done!
September 2, 2021Fidel Chaves
How to boost your commerce sales—the basics
When planning for a commerce store with a digital presence, you might want to consider the basics of how to boost sales.
September 1, 2021Fidel Chaves
Top tech trends in commerce personalization
You might be aware that commerce personalization is among the top tech trends, let’s dive on what innovations can serve your business better.
August 26, 2021Fidel Chaves
Drupal Commerce vs. Magento vs. Shopify
Triple commerce battle: Drupal Commerce vs. Magento vs. Shopify. How should you choose the best for your store?
August 20, 2021Fidel Chaves
Open-source operating systems and code editors for 2021
Recently, we discussed the essential open-source tool kit for the average user and also for artists and creators. Now, it is time for operating systems and code editors.
August 18, 2021Fidel Chaves
Open-source tool kit for 2021: creators edition
Free and open-source software is quickly growing; get the best out of it as an artist with our essential open-source tool kit for 2021: creators edition.
August 11, 2021Fidel Chaves
Iterative development: working with agile methodologies
Agile has mutated significantly since the publication of its manifesto. Today, how agile methodologies and iterative development veered away from traditional interpretation.
August 10, 2021Fidel Chaves
Top 5 advantages of multidisciplinary teams in technology
The advantages of multidisciplinary teams in technology are many; quality, team improvement, time-saving, problem-solving, and versatility.
August 9, 2021Fidel Chaves
Looking towards 2022: product vs. project management
Product vs. project management? Not exactly. Both roles are crucial and they are meant to deliver maximum performance in terms of productivity, coordination, and customer happiness.
August 4, 2021Fidel Chaves
Tech lead vs. CTO: who does what
Tech lead vs. CTO might be the wrong way to put it. Let’s learn who does what to avoid this mistake.
August 3, 2021Fidel Chaves
The essential open-source tool kit for 2021
Today we bring you the essential open-source tool kit for surviving the technosphere in 2021. Communication, browser, audio, you name it.
August 2, 2021Fidel Chaves
Frontend design: have you heard of Gatsby?
Gatsby has been gaining popularity in frontend design steadily since 2018. In 2021, with Gatsby v3.0 rolling, you might want to know the new kid in the block.
July 29, 2021Fidel Chaves
Top tech trends in public cloud computing
Cloud computing is gaining momentum as the model behind the digital transformation and the rebuilding of many activities. In this scenario, what are the top tech trends in public cloud computing for 2021?
July 26, 2021Fidel Chaves
Infrastructure: Why the cloud's future is hybrid
The cloud is a system that can store information and offers processing capabilities. Clouds can be public, private, or both. Let’s discuss the infrastructure of hybrid clouds.
July 20, 2021Fidel Chaves
Automation and Orchestration: A Perfect Match?
Automation and orchestration are often put in a versus situation, but that is not the best approach. Let’s find out how automation and orchestration work together.
July 13, 2021Fidel Chaves
How to implement a resilient container strategy
A resilient container strategy needs scalability, reliability, reduced downtime, and automated processes. Learn how to do it with Docker and Kubernetes.
July 12, 2021Fidel Chaves
Why software testing is important in CI/CD
Software testing has become a cornerstone of software development through CI/CD pipeline implementation and DevOps culture.
July 8, 2021Fidel Chaves
What makes an outstanding CI/CD pipeline?
An outstanding CI/CD pipeline contains a few basic features: speed, reliability, automation, accuracy, and consistency. Learn how to get the most out of them.
June 28, 2021Fidel Chaves
The best 10 open-source tools for DevOps automation
DevOps provides a revolutionary framework to develop software. Combined with open-source tools, it can be a powerful mix. Today: the best 10 open-source tools for DevOps automation.
June 25, 2021Fidel Chaves
How to save valuable time with DevOps
There is no unique definition for the term DevOps, as it has many concepts associated with it. But our focus today is how to save valuable time with DevOps.
June 17, 2021Fidel Chaves
Top open-source learning management systems
A learning management system is a software program dedicated to education. Today we discuss the top open-source learning management systems.
June 15, 2021Fidel Chaves
Drupal vs. WordPress: pros and cons for 2021
Both Drupal and WordPress are free and open-source content management systems. They use PHP, a general-purpose scripting language, and use a similar module/plugin extension structure. Both present templates and a variety of uses. What are their pros and cons?
June 10, 2021Fidel Chaves
What does CMS mean, and why use Drupal?
What does CMS mean? Why use Drupal? These questions might be helpful if you are starting your own web project development. Let’s take a look at the invisible software behind numerous websites.
June 3, 2021Fidel Chaves
UX writing, the best for emotional design
UX writing is about the reader and emotional design is the pillar of good UX writing. It’s easy, bad writing slaps you in the face, good writing goes unnoticed.
June 3, 2021Fidel Chaves
The mobile-first approach: a trend you can't ignore
The mobile-first approach implies that projects are born with the mobile version in mind from the get-go. The mobile version can work as a seed to grow different viewports as tablet and desktop, providing usability, functionality, and a consistent user experience.
June 3, 2021Fidel Chaves
Responsive vs. adaptive design: the best of versatile layouts
New devices are created daily, and no standardization assures a stable viewport. In the age of mobile, responsive design and adaptive design are a need for users, developers, and designers. Responsive vs. adaptive design: which will you choose?
May 28, 2021Fidel Chaves
What is SVG format: the best for UI design
Scalable Vector Graphics, or SVG, is a vector image format for 2D graphics that supports interactivity and animation. SVG images can be created and edited with drawing software or in any text editor. But why are they so important in UI design?
May 28, 2021Fidel Chaves
Why not create your 404 error page from a template
You have probably stumbled into many 404 pages during your time on the internet. Some good, some funny, many hideous. Here is why not create your 404 error page from a template.
May 28, 2021Fidel Chaves
Design process: being creative in service of communication
When working on the design process, being creative is in the service of communication and functionality. UX and UI showed how designing is more than knowing how to use a tool. It is putting creativity to work for usability and communication.
May 19, 2021Fidel Chaves
Usability heuristics: is Law of Proximity important?
The Law of Proximity states that objects that are close to each other tend to be grouped together. Proximity helps establish a connection between neighboring objects and facilitates a fast and efficient understating and organization of information.
May 19, 2021Fidel Chaves
Design thinking starts with empathy—what happens next?
Design thinking is a framework for innovation, a fundamental mindset, and a tool for simplicity and humanity. Even if the name is somewhat new, design thinking has been here for a long time, and it starts with empathy.
May 19, 2021Fidel Chaves
Prototype vs wireframe: what is the difference?
Wireframes and prototypes are often confused, but they play different roles in the design process. The main difference between them is the level of fidelity and functionality. Prototype vs. wireframe? Is it a dilemma?
May 14, 2021Fidel Chaves
Human-first design: the 4 goals of usability testing
Human first design implies a user-centered interaction design that relies on accomplishing the goals of usability testing. This method takes into account the usage and direct input of users on your system.
May 14, 2021Fidel Chaves
The best in UXUI design—What is Figma?
Figma is a cloud-based digital design and prototyping tool for your individual or collaborative projects. It is easy to use, does not require installation, and keeps versions up to date for your whole team.
May 14, 2021Fidel Chaves
User experience vs. user interface: can you tell them apart?
User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design are often confused. Both terms are often used interchangeably, but they refer to quite different roles. So, what is the difference between UX and UI?
May 7, 2021Fidel Chaves
How to embrace open source in design
Open source is growing exponentially in software development, but is it in design? The answer is not quite, at least not yet, but we are in the right direction for open source in design. Kind of.
May 7, 2021Fidel Chaves
Open source explained—what does it really mean?
Open source is a term created by a group of people in the free software movement. It was born after a critical examination of the political and moral connotations in the original: free software. But, what does it really mean?
May 7, 2021Fidel Chaves
Open source, a strong sense of community
If you’ve been out on the internet lately, you know that the term community is popping up everywhere. But can we talk about sense of community though?
April 28, 2021Fidel Chaves
Google Lighthouse, a valuable self-audit tool
Google Lighthouse presents itself as an all-around comparative scoring system. Here we tackle what it is, how it works, and the criticisms that might make you look for alternatives.
April 28, 2021Fidel Chaves
What's a software factory? A review in 3 parts
After Ford’s rolling machine and Le Corbusier’s living machine, industrialism arrives at software: the problem-solving machine. But what is a software factory?
April 28, 2021Fidel Chaves
Dark mode: an essential feature for apps in 2021
As a developer, you might be considering including Dark Mode as a feature. Here I present some things to keep in mind.
April 14, 2021Mariano Monroig
How to carry out secure cloud migrations
What to take into account before planning a migration. Key facts and strategies not to compromise your data.
April 12, 2021Luciano Fernández
What is SaaS and why it should be your company's best ally
This model, which changed the software distribution paradigm, offers solid competitive advantages to companies. Why it is key for the digital transformation.
April 9, 2021Luciano Fernández
Differences between a Scrum Master and a product owner
These are two key positions in the modern era of software development. Even though they can work very closely, these are very different roles on which relies the success of the Scrum teams.
March 30, 2021Luciano Fernández
Differences between backup and disaster recovery
Carrying out both actions can avoid losses in your business. Does your company have an adequate plan to preserve its information?
March 15, 2021Luciano Fernández
How to improve public cloud security
This is one major concern for IT professionals. It is a shared responsibility between the client and the service provider. What to pay attention to.
February 17, 2021Luciano Fernández
The five best JavaScript frameworks to use in 2021
In the software universe, JavaScript frameworks help speed up processes and workflows. Let's check out the developers' top-picks.
January 25, 2021Mariano Monroig
How to perform a cybersecurity audit
The ever-changing evolution of the digital and technological world drives companies to keep taking more precautions regarding computer security, no matter how big an organization is.
January 12, 2021Luciano Fernández
What is phishing and how to prevent it?
It is the simplest, yet the most frequent and dangerous method to carry out a web scam. What to pay attention to.
December 30, 2020Luciano Fernández
The challenge ahead: cybersecurity in times of remote work
The change in the work paradigm triggered by COVID-19 brings about a compelling need to revise the security parameters of corporate networks. What precautions to take.
December 18, 2020Luciano Fernández
App development: 10 keys to launch a successful application
Developing a mobile application may mean hitting the ball out of the park for your company, but it may also a painstaking failure. What should an app offer to be successful? Here are the main tips for your mobile strategy.
December 16, 2020Luciano Fernández
Why Ansible is a must-have automation platform
Ansible Automation Platform, owned by the multinational company Red Hat, is a solution that can be applied to meet the different needs of several industries. Take a look at its main features.
December 4, 2020Luciano Fernández
Six major benefits of Microservices
Microservices are consolidating as an innovative architectural and organizational style in software development. Take a look at their main advantages.
August 27, 2020Cynthia Ladaga
Ansible Automation: an integrated solution for IT
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is a solution for enterprise automation with solid and comprehensive performance.