Picture the scene: it’s a hot afternoon in July 2001, you turn the knob to your front door and lug your groceries into the apartment. You speed over to the kitchen counter and dump the bags of laundry detergent, canned food, and bottled water packs in a disorderly fashion.
Then you grab the mail out from under your arm, wipe your brow, and read through the TV listings to see what shows are on tonight. You sit down at your desktop to shoot off a quick email to your best friend, press play on some tunes via Windows Media Player, and return to the kitchen to unpack your spoils while waiting for their reply.
And somewhere, in the midst of it all, you reflect on how futuristic modern life has become…
… yet you have absolutely no idea what’s coming in tech.
Staff augmentation. In modern day business — and especially app development — you’ve either heard of it or done it yourself.
But in case you need a quick recap, staff augmentation is a type of outsourcing strategy where employees are hired in to fill gaps on projects and products to push the agenda forward. It’s a convenient way for companies of all sizes to boost their output without needing to go through a lengthy, expensive hiring process.
Quality assurance refers to the guarantee that when a software application is used, it performs as expected without causing harm or error. And, as you’d imagine, quality is the ultimate goal of every app in development.
But what exactly are we referring to, when we say “quality”?
If you’ve been reading this blog post series since the beginning, you should have already gone through all Cheesecake Lab’s product development phases. Phase 1 helped you define your product and your goals, Phase 2 gave your app a design, and Phase 3 brought your product to life and released it to users.
Your app is out in the world now. But the most exciting — and important — weeks, months and years still lie ahead.
So you’ve got a brilliant idea for a new app or service, your colleagues and team are all onboard. Great. Now you’ve started thinking about how to build it and who could help build it. Even better. But hold up a second, what exactly is it you’re creating?
Will your app have an audience when it reaches the market? Does it align with, and benefit your business strategy? Is there a clear problem being solved? These are the questions you need to ask before you get started. Continue Reading
An Inside Look At The Cheesecake Labs Client Experience
Have you ever anticipated going to a new restaurant? After weeks of hearing amazing reviews and waiting for the reservation, you show up excited but hesitant. Will it live up to expectations?
Fast forward and guess what: you not only get exactly what you wanted, but it’s even better than expected. The staff is friendly, having checked in to see how you’re doing. You receive the total white glove service where the tiny details surprise you with delight. From start to finish, every single expectation was exceeded.
Developing a tech solution for your business should feel no different.
We are living a new today, every day, filled with new tools and paradigms. Often, we catch ourselves trying to apply yesterday architectures on new technologies, and that can end bad. One of these cases is BEM – a CSS naming convention – which solves a problem that we maybe don’t have anymore.