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Top outsourcing destinations to watch in 2017

software outsourcing destinations

If you’ve been following AgileEngine, you’ve probably seen our reports on the top outsourcing countries to watch in 2014 and 2013. In the past years, we’ve been busy establishing new nearshore development centers in Kiev and Buenos Aires and building awesome products for global brands. I guess that explains the three-year lull, but now it’s time for a new collection of stats.

Just like in 2014 and 2013, we’ll explore the major nearshore and offshore destinations in Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific and South America. Besides, we’ll take a quick look at the state of software development outsourcing in 2017.

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Agile Engine Named a Top D.C. Software Development Company by Clutch!

Recently, Clutch announced their latest research, identifying the top companies across eight different segments in the tech industry. We are proud to announce that based on in-depth research, Agile Engine has one of the top software developers in the DC Metro Area.

Located in downtown D.C., Clutch is a B2B research firm that provides analysis of IT companies all around the world. Clutch’s mission is to identify leading firms to provide vendors with the most accurate and up to date information when selecting a technology provider.

Clutch identified the top agencies and developers in their latest press release using a unique rating methodology that considers market presence, ability to deliver and verified reviews and ratings. Based on client feedback, Agile Engine is ranked as a leading software development company.

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Trucker Safety First

On long road trips with the family, safety is the top priority. That means keeping my eyes on the road at all times, and hands on the 10 and 2 position on the steering wheel. Despite all my best efforts at staying safe however, it doesn’t mean that other drivers have all my family’s, let alone their own, safety in mind.

That’s why it pleases me to no end to be writing about our latest client. These guys have created devices and apps which are designed to improve the safety of fleet truckers on American roads.

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Outsourcing software development in Ukraine vs Poland vs Romania in 2017

Eastern Europe has become the primary destination for tech brands seeking to hire nearshore and offshore software development companies. This post will explore the region’s major outsourcing locations: Ukraine, Poland, and Romania. We will compare these countries’ markets and software outsourcing companies to help you decide which one suits you best.

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Building React / Node.js applications with the MERN stack

the MERN stack: MongoDB, Express, React, Node

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The MERN stack (aka the MEAN of isomorphic React/Node applications) is gaining traction in the web development community. There are books and tutorials on building MERN apps, and even a MERN toolkit in the works.

The stack constitutes of ReactJS, Node.js, MongoDB and Express.js, yet the setup is more than a mere sum of its components. Were I a marketer, I’d say there’s some synergy going on, but let’s keep things more technical than that…

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Ruby on Rails and Ember for Performance Chatting

Behold the internet, one of the fundamental drivers of converting the future into today! The explosive pace of technological progress across society has been spurned by the widespread use of this communications technology. The Digital Age is indeed a special era for humanity’s growth!

Not all advances, though, lead to earthshaking cultural changes, furthering productivity. The advent of digital communications gave rise counterproductive things, too, allowing the Chatty Cathies of your office to gossip with their coworkers.

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React Component Libraries and Frameworks to Watch on Github in 2017

React component libraries streamline UI development

When building web apps with React, component libraries help you speed things up, which is always neat. By offering the Bootstrap-like convenience of building React applications out of readymade components, these libraries make web development somewhat similar to playing around with Lego.

In addition, React libraries often enforce development approaches and best practices, decreasing the decision fatigue. At the end of the day, this enables you to ship MVPs faster, while keeping your code readable and maintainable. Needles to say this can save you weeks worth of development time.

Choosing a React components library or framework, on the other hand, is a time-consuming process. There’s a gazillion of options out there, each one having its strengths and weaknesses.

So how do you choose the right library or framework?

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AgileEngine made it into INC5000 2nd time in a row

It is with great pleasure that we announce AgileEngine was included in the “Inc. 5000” list for the second year in a row. Published on August 17, 2017 by the magazine Inc,  this distinction is awarded to the 5000 most rapidly growing private enterprises based in the United States. Inc writes with an emphasis on startups and businesses on the grow.

 

In 2016, AgileEngine was awarded the #4084 place. In 2017, thanks to the company’s impressive growth, AgileEngine jumped over 350 spots to the 3717 slot. This latest award is further testament to the talent of the AgileEngine team in bringing high tech solutions to their satisfied clientele.

The new ranking in the Inc. 5000 reflects several important achievements. Over the course of one year, our Kiev team has tripled in size, and we’ve added over a dozen projects to our portfolio. We’ve built a mobile app that got featured on the React Native showcase and released the 1.x version of our proprietary UI testing platform.

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Gourmet on the Way: Node development for a Food-delivery Startup

Node.js backend for a gourmet startup

Back in the day, my social life was really in the dumps. Then, I took a solid look at myself and decided to take an active approach in my self-improvement. My goal was to be more attractive to the ladies and have an easier time making friends. One of these approaches was in learning how to cook.

It wasn’t too long before I realized cooking takes up a lot of time and is really hard work. It’s also pretty brutal on the wallet, as you waste expensive ingredients in sometimes spectacular kitchen disasters. I gained a newfound respect for trained Chefs.

No worries. Our new client has got me covered here.

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Disciplined Agile Delivery: a Process Decision Framework for Post-scrum Practitioners

Disciplined Agile Delivery is a go-to Post-Scrum methodology

If you’ve been working with Scrum long enough, you’ve probably faced some of these issues:

  • insufficient or missing big-picture planning,
  • weak or missing architecture focus, no architecture role,
  • lack of early risk mitigation,
  • lack of upfront requirements,
  • lack of acceptance criteria,
  • lack of budget approvals,
  • lack of dates.

 

Do these look familiar? If yes, your Agile software development puzzle is missing pieces, and Scrum doesn’t have a standard solution for this problem.

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