In my last blog entry, I discussed why you need a solid demand management process. Demand is what others are asking you to do. It is your “to-do” list or backlog of activities. From this list or backlog, you must be able to select the right work. The other part of what you do for a living is executing the work: doing work right. Therefore, “right work” (what is best to do next) vs. “work right” (what people, processes, or tools will be employed to do the work in the most effective way).
In the last two blog posts, you have been introduced to the PouchDB NoSQL database. You learned to create a new database, modify documents within that database, and retrieve documents using the allDocs(). Now that you have inserted several documents into your PouchDB database, you might wish to retrieve documents based on data in fields other than the _id property. In this third part of our on-going blog posts on PouchDB, you learn to use the find() plug-in to perform queries on any property in your documents.
Sometimes, you may need to upload files to your server via an Angular application. There are a few different methods you may use. Today, I am going to present a method that works well for small files up to about two megabytes in size. In this blog, you build two projects: a .NET Core Web API project and an Angular project. You build these two projects from scratch using the Angular CLI, .NET Core, and Visual Studio Code editor.
Have you ever need to display your user's location on a map in your web application? HTML 5 adds a geolocation object to help make locating the current user's latitude and longitude quick and easy. Once you have this information, you can use a map API such as Google Maps or Microsoft's Bing Maps to display that latitude and longitude on a graphical map. This blog post explores how to use this new object to get a user's current position.
New and growing businesses often need to make crucial hiring decisions. When it comes to hiring, it can seem daunting to determine which option is best for growing your tech team, but your choices will essentially boil down to building an in-house team or outsourcing. Each choice has its advantages and drawbacks, so consider a few things before making any decisions. At Fairway Technologies, we help our clients make informed and confident decisions, so weigh your options carefully before committing.
Are you constantly struggling to find high-quality software developers? Do your projects come too close to missing deadlines because of a lack of in-house technical capabilities? Has your struggle to find the right IT staffing left you feeling overworked and under pressure? If so, you’ve probably considered outsourcing. Consider these pros and cons to evaluate whether outsource hiring meets the needs of your department.
It sounds easy. Make one phone call to a staffing agency and all your hiring woes will be over. Qualified employees will show up ready to hit the ground running with all your software development needs. If you’re considering in-house temps for your technology needs, here are some of the pros and cons.
There are benefits to hiring an independent contractor for technology projects, but there are also some disadvantages. If your business has software development needs that aren’t being met in-house, you may be weighing your options. Should you keep searching for the perfect permanent employee? Should you send the work to an outside source? Weigh the pros and cons to make sure you’re getting the best value.
Offshoring or nearshoring your software development needs might save your company money. Offshore software development is a big decision, so it’s important to weigh the potential benefits against the risk you take when you send work to another country. Here are some things to consider.