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How to make software development estimation work for engineers and business

Software development estimation

We all know that software development estimation is hard, for many reasons:

  • In and by itself, software development is too dynamic and complex for precise estimates.
  • Estimates are perishable, even more so in Agile.
  • Parkinson’s law, Hofstadter’s law, Goodhart’s law, and a dozen more eponymic laws prove that accurate software estimation is impossible.

These points are probably nothing new to you. They come to the fore whenever engineers talk about estimating software development. Yet, there’s one more stumbling stone that people don’t bring up that often:

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Africa-focused market research platform

When I was a kid, the most I knew about Sub-Saharan Africa was from that classic movie, “The Gods must be crazy.” The movie centers around a Kalahari Bushman named Xixo. Having been nearly bonked on the head by a glass coca-cola bottle, Xixo has been granted the quest by village elders to throw the cursed object off the edge of the world.

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AGILEENGINE NAMED #1 Custom Software Development Company in San Francisco

We are stoked to announce that Clutch, the research platform known to everyone in tech, named AgileEngine the LEADING Custom Software Developer in San Francisco. The news comes from a press release published on PR Newswire on Mar 29, 2018.

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AgileEngine Rated One of Top 3 Ukrainian Tech Companies for 2018

The awards and recognitions keep stacking up for AgileEngine. Soon, we’re going to need to clear off some room on our wall to hang yet another plaque.

Recently, AgileEngine has earned yet another worthy distinction. DOU listed us among the top-3 Ukrainian tech companies with 200–800 employees. Far from being a one-hit wonder on this list, AgileEngine has been topping the Ukrainian tech charts since 2010.

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Keeping Canadians Indoors and Safe. React Native App for a Canadian Real Estate Service

Hailing from the great state of Minnesota, I was always very suspicious of my neighbors just to the north of us: The Canadians. Their ways were very foreign to us. Who makes a sport of sliding rocks on ice while sweeping? Their national dish Poutine, while delicious, has a rather unappealing look to it. So when I heard that Canadians live in houses, instead of igloos and trailer parks, as I had been lead to believe, I was more than a bit skeptical about these dubious claims.

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Flutter vs React Native comparison for Q1 2018

Flutter vs React Native comparison

The Flutter vs React Native dilemma isn’t really a dilemma as of Q1 2018. Flutter is less than a year old, with just a handful of apps using it. In the meantime, React Native has been around since 2015, and it powers complex mainstream applications like Facebook, Skype, Instagram, Bloomberg, and Discovery VR.

That said, Flutter looks promising. It’s fast and productive, and it’s the default UI framework for Google’s upcoming Fuchsia OS. Basically, Flutter appears to have what it takes to become a worthy React Native competitor in the foreseeable future.

So how do the two compare?

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Top tech companies in Bay Area to watch in 2018

Top tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area

This year, AgileEngine became one of the top tech companies offering custom software development services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Thanks to the reviews from our awesome clients, we won the #1 spot in the local Leadership Matrix on Clutch.io. So, technically speaking, we rank among the leading tech companies in the region. Neat, huh?

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Bubble Management Mobile App

As a kid, I got to learn the housing market from the bottom up. When my dad wasn’t working on his main business, weekends and evenings were spent with his rental property. Wrench in hand, when other kids spent Saturday mornings watch the TMNTs, I was helping fix a tenant’s kitchen sink with my Papa. Over the course of 25 years, he acquired around 70 houses and apartment buildings across Southeast Minnesota.

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Augmenting the future of AR

Even despite the initial hurdles with Google Glass, augmented reality is gaining traction in the broader consumer market. In many ways, AR owes this Apple and their implementation of the technology in the new iPhone lineup. Yet another factor driving the rise of AR is the benefits the technology offers to heavy-duty manufacturing and construction.

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5 serverless security concerns to watch out in 2018

Serverless security

The serverless approach to application architectures is fundamentally changing how we build and manage software. It should come as no surprise that with serverless, security matters are also different from what we’re used to see in traditional server-based applications.

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