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Building an app with Cheesecake Labs: Phase #1 Product Definition

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

Mobile Business

2020 Retrospective on Apple Announcements

As a leading iOS developer, going into 2021, we want to make sure you have all information at your fingertips on the various updates and announcements Apple has made throughout 2020. These enhancements could prove valuable to your business, or detrimental if you are not optimizing your applications.

As you review the below, keep in mind that Cheesecake Labs is happy to provide you a free consultation on how any of these updates could support your business and continue to build on a delightful experience for your users. Continue Reading

Business About Us

Building a Digital Product? Here’s What to Expect From Project Kickoff to Final Deliverable

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.
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Business

How does Cheesecake Labs handle estimation for app development?

So, you need an estimation to build a mobile or web app?

The answer is not as simple as the request since there are so many things that go into an estimate. Metaphorically speaking, it’s the same as asking a home builder how much it will cost to build a house. Do you want 1 or 2 bedrooms? How many floors? What type of fixtures do you want? What’s the square footage? You get the idea. To really provide a bonafide estimate to build the house, it takes in-depth conversation and exploration.
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Test Development Development Back-end

Behavior-driven Development: how to develop tests for a Pokédex using BDD

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to start using BDD and will use a Pokémon Pokédex search feature as an example. BDD means Behavior-driven Development and it’s a refinement of existing TDD processes. It considers the feature behavior ahead of the development and the test processes. A system can have many behaviors, which are basically how a feature operates input, process and output.

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Workflow Others Design Business About Us

Storytelling your way to innovation

Innovation matters. It is determinant for organizational growth and consequently to the products that we are building.

Having said that, when it comes down to exploring new opportunities that could lead us to innovation, the way we build and tell these stories can lead us to success (or not). But why isn’t that so easy? Because we are programmed with many behavioral mechanisms that prevent us from acting. To briefly illustrate, one of these behavioral mechanisms is the so-called “negativity bias.” Continue Reading

DevOps Development Back-end

Asynchronous Task Queue with Django, Celery and AWS SQS

When dealing with heavy workload functionalities that can have a big impact on web application performance, you may face the need of running it asynchronously (scheduled or not). These asynchronous background tasks can not only drastically improve the scalability of the application by moving those highly consuming operations to the background, but also improve the functionality usability. Once spread on different components, each with its own responsibility, your code can even look cleaner, more isolated and can be easier to maintain.

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