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Agile vs. Scrum: Which is better for your project?

Agile methods, including Scrum, break the project down into small builds, or increments. The main goal is to provide the customer with working software throughout each stage of development, rather than delivering it all at once when the project. Each team member is responsible for their own piece of the...

Offshoring vs. Outsourcing: Which is better for software development?

What is offshoring? Offshoring is the practice of moving specific jobs or tasks to foreign countries. Meaning, you have your company in country A, and also have functions in country B. Some of the most commonly offshored jobs include production and development. Microsoft, Boeing, and General Electric are just a...

Types of software testing methodology

What are the main software testing methodologies? There are several main software testing methodologies. Let’s take a detailed look at each of them and their strengths and weaknesses. Agile Methodology  When a development team uses the Agile methodology, they test often and thoroughly. Agile testing happens at the end of short development cycles called sprints. Each sprint consists...

Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC): Definition and phases

What is software testing life cycle (STLC)? So, what is the software testing life cycle (STLC)? Simply, STLC is a process of examining software to make sure the software works. STLC includes steps that verify and validate that the software meets requirements. Many might believe STLC happens at the end of the software development process. However, STLC is...

Outsourcing software development: pros and cons

What is software development outsourcing? Sometimes in life, we need to call in outside help to do things for us. Be it a plumber, an electrician, or a babysitter, there are tasks that we don’t have the time or expertise to do ourselves. This same idea can apply to software...

8 major software development metrics

To use agile development practices in your project effectively, you need to measure performance. But how do you know what metrics to use and what you should be tracking? Read on for 8 metrics that will answer the right questions and keep your project focused on delivering business objectives. But...

Software developer vs software engineer: key differences

What are the key differences between a software developer and a software engineer? Different countries and different companies have various definitions of these roles. Many still debate the distinctions between software developer and software engineer. But we can use a few handy criteria to understand the differences between the roles....

Agile Software development team: Roles and responsibilities

How do you build an effective software development team and choose the right team members? To assemble a software development team, you need the right group of dedicated members. Members who will successfully realize your project. Here we will go through the structure of a typical team and the roles...

How to convert a monolith to microservices (step-by-step guide)

Is microservices architecture better than monolithic architecture? Microservices architecture has only been around for less than ten years, but we at Blocshop think – and sure, we’re a little biased 😉 – that microservices completely knock this question out of the park. Monoliths had their time, but they’re unquestionably unable...