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April 29, 2022Fidel Chaves

The best and worst of no-code development

No-code development is approaching faster. Let’s see the best and worst of what’s growing on the technological horizon.

6 min read
April 12, 2022Fidel Chaves

Blockchain, the Metaverse, and Web3—the future now

Three buzzwords are striking the news every day lately: blockchain, the Metaverse, and Web3. These are the future, now.

7 min read
April 5, 2022Fidel Chaves

How to find yourself a coding mentor

The development world can feel like a daunting world to enter. Let’s review how to find yourself a coding mentor to help you navigate it.

6 min read
March 28, 2022Fidel Chaves

7 powerful tips to write tech articles

Writing for tech? We have 7 powerful tips to write tech articles so any reader can understand you.

8 min read
March 3, 2022Fidel Chaves

When burnout becomes the norm you better run

Burnout is an issue that systemically plagues our present workplaces. How can we identify it and address it individually and at a business level?

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January 27, 2022Fidel Chaves

Drag-and-drop for front end: an impossible goal?

A drag-and-drop solution is the ultimate front-end development mecca. What are the challenges and hurdles to overcome to get there? What is the current situation?

12 min read
January 18, 2022Fidel Chaves

RWD: what does responsive mean?

RWD, or responsive web design, is already a well-established player in the front-end arena. Let’s review what it is about.

6 min read
January 12, 2022Fidel Chaves

Most popular JavaScript frameworks for 2022

The most popular JavaScript frameworks change year by year. Let’s review the latest JS trends for 2022.

6 min read
January 11, 2022Fidel Chaves

Frontend development with React: the basics

Frontend development has JavaScript libraries at its core, and React is one of the most popular.

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January 10, 2022Fidel Chaves

What is Software as a Service (SaaS)?

Software as a Service (SaaS) has changed the software distribution paradigm and offers solid competitive advantages to companies. Learn why it is fundamental for digital transformation.

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December 23, 2021Fidel Chaves

How to master cloud security and migrations

New technologies are always a challenge. Learn here the basics on how to master cloud security and migrations.

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December 22, 2021Fidel Chaves

Cybersecurity: how to perform an audit

Cybersecurity is news once again. Let's review its basics and how to perform an audit so you can sleep safe and sound.

8 min read
December 17, 2021Fidel Chaves

Developing an app strategy in 9 simple steps

Developing an app strategy may mean hitting the ball out of the park or a terrible failure. Let's figure it out step by step.

7 min read
December 16, 2021Fidel Chaves

Microservices vs. API: are these the same?

Microservices vs. APIs, are these different or the same thing? We will review how these two work together.

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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.

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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.

10 min read
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.

8 min read
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? Let's take a deep dive.

9 min read
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.

6 min read
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.

8 min read
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. What does the future look like?

10 min read
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.

5 min read
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.

6 min read
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.

5 min read
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.

10 min read
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.

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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.

10 min read
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.

7 min read
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.

6 min read
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.

9 min read
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.

8 min read
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.

6 min read
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?

9 min read
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.

9 min read
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.

9 min read
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.

10 min read
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.

10 min read
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.

8 min read
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.

8 min read
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?

7 min read
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.

8 min read
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.

5 min read
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?

7 min read
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.

7 min read
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.

6 min read
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.

6 min read
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.

5 min read
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?

5 min read
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.

7 min read
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.

7 min read
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?

7 min read
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.

6 min read
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?

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