ADP – Part 2 – Why do Software Projects Fail?

The estimated cost of software failures is estimated to be around 50 to 80 billion dollars per year. Reports also say that 3 out of 5 IT projects do not do what they were supposed…

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Mobile Healthcare (m-Health) – If your end customers are doctors?

Mobile adoption is changing the way medicine is practiced today and there is a tremendous opportunity for healthcare ISVs to offer their applications in mobiles/tablets.  There are certain trends in Mobile Healthcare 1) 72 percent…

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Performance Engineering – Best Practices

1. Use caching wisely: Use caching without hesitation. But cache different data for different amounts of time, based on how huge it is, how long it remains unaltered and how frequently it is accessed. Choose…

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The Making of Great Products: The value of prototyping

This week, let’s bring the focus back to the ingredients that go into building great products. Now you might have a brilliant idea which can translate into a great product, or perhaps you’ve found just…

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Technology Enablers for SaaS: AOP and SODA

In our “ Technology Enablers for SaaS ” series, we highlighted Sharding in the last digest. This week we will focus on Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) and Service Oriented Data Architecture (SODA), two more technology…

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Technology enablers for SaaS – Sharding

Moving to a Software-as-a-Service model isn’t easy, as we highlighted last week. Quite a few design and engineering considerations must be taken into account. Of course, a minimalist approach can be taken while building a…

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Application Development Platform (ADP) – Part 1

Application Development Platform refers to a suite of technology that can help enterprises in designing, developing and deploying their applications. In the absence of ADP, enterprises end up using multiple technologies, architectures and engineering structures…

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Product Testing Vs Application Testing

On the surface, there are few differences in terms of skills required to do product testing compared to application testing, except perhaps extra diligence and an eye for detail. However, some of the differences between…

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Product innovation Vs. Business innovation – which leads the other?

We had an interesting discussion during our monthly teleconference on May 30th revolving around Product innovation vs. Business innovation. I have summarized here some of the main points that came up during our teleconversation. One…

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SaaS – Outlook for ISVs

Moving to on-demand versions definitely makes sense irrespective of what some of the billion dollar companies think. On the ground, what does it mean for the ISVs to transition to on-demand versions. It primarily means…

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Test Driven Development – Some practical tips

In an earlier post, I had touched upon TDD very briefly, and promised some practical tips on implementing TDD in a future post. Here they are… Having managed teams implementing TDD, I have learnt the…

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Defining Product Engineering

Developing a software product differs significantly from developing an IT project-based application. Although many software vendors know this, only a few consciously nurture and look for specific skill-sets and tailor processes to develop software products.…

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