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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Is Product development Rocket science?

Most of us know that rocket science is a complex and fascinating subject, but is software product development as intricate or exciting as rocket science? Just as space advancements require a proper vision and detailed…

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Aspire Systems among the TOP IT Innovators

“Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress” – Ted Levitt Yes, I am talking…

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Is there a need for another ISV forum?

So, do we need another ISV forum? YES! There are quite a few forums / groups focused on the other aspects of software marketing, software sales (www.softwareceo.com), software business management (www.cio.com) and business strategy (www.sandhill.com)…

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