Building mobile or web apps for the healthcare industry means software developers must heed HIPPA regulations. Here, we detail key considerations for HIPAA-compliant apps and server-side logic, including encryption, disclaimers, certifications, TLS/SSL, and more.
Pull requests are a bit like writing automated tests. First, the usefulness of them is hard to measure, since each project is different. At the same time using both become industry standard. Yet, there is still a lot of skeptics. They think that tests/pull requests slow developers from delivering functionality faster. Finally, both lose meaning, if they are used just for the sake of using.
Rapidly maturing DevOps teams are breaking boundaries, strengthening processes and building products at a faster pace with each iteration.
Making payments and managing bank accounts is no longer a task associated with wallets and purses. For the modern consumer that demands everything at a push of the button, phones are increasingly replacing the wallet.
Is there really an immigrant advantage for success? It is difficult to argue against it. Over 27 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs are immigrants despite being only 13.5 percent of the population. Forty-three percent of the companies on the 2017 Fortune 500 list were founded or co-founded by an immigrant or child of an immigrant.
Much of what NXP Semiconductors does is build and design chips. It then puts application software on top of these chips to enable customers to do things they ordinarily might not be able to do in-house— such as develop voice recognition applications. NXP has worked with the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant development teams to launch development kits for both platforms. In addition, the company is also working on different modules that make it easier to train smart voice devices.
We recently returned from Money 20/20, one of the world’s largest payments expos. What did we learn? Here, Chris Wilkinson, director of product design at Devbridge, shares his observations on how technology is nudging the banking and financial services industry to become more inclusive and forward-thinking.
If you don’t have voice integrated into your product within the next two years, someone else will introduce a competing product that does. This article outlines what companies must do to examine their investment and adoption approach to voice as a user interface, and understand why they have that position, and what factors would need to change for them to adjust their approach.
Defining Lean Requirements helps accelerate software development by shortening the cycle time to gather requirements. Over the past few years, we've continued to iterate and grow this approach. This article shares what we've learned in that time and explains how we use Lean Requirements in more detail.
Blockchain technology is often heralded as having potentially limitless capabilities, but to fully understand it, we first must ask, “what is it?” This article provides a technical deep-dive into what blockchain is and whether its business potential lives up to the hype.
New tools in product design make for exciting industry chatter, but tools alone aren’t a substitute for skill and experience. In this article, we evaluate how to approach new tools and how they fit into the product designer’s toolbox.
When a severe thunderstorm took down a Microsoft Azure data center Sept. 4, it served as a costly reminder to many companies—including one of our clients—that business continuity planning (BCP) and disaster recovery planning (DRP) are essential when considering cloud migration. This article outlines what migration options are best suited to business-critical applications.