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23 
August, 2020
Enterprise Software Development | 10Min Read

Serverless Platform Comparison: AWS, Google and Azure

Serverless computing is a model of cloud computing in which the service provider operates the server and dynamically manages the allocation of computing resources such as processing, memory and storage. The provider bases pricing on the resources applications actually consume, rather than the tradition pricing model that requires the user to purchase resources before using them. Serverless computing simplifies enterprise software development by concealing administrative tasks such as capacity planning, maintenance and scaling from the developer. Developers can also combine serverless computing traditional code deployment styles.

15 
August, 2020
Enterprise Software Development | 11Min Read

Enterprise Software Development with AWS Lambda

Serverless computing is a cloud-computing model in which the cloud provider dynamically manages the allocation of computing resources. AWS Lambda is a serverless computing platform that Amazon provides as part of Amazon Web Services (AWS). It’s also event-driven, meaning that Lambda only executes code in response to events and automatically manages the computing resources that the code requires. These capabilities allow developers to focus on an application’s business logic, rather than provisioning resources and managing access control.

08 
August, 2020
Enterprise Software Development | 10Min Read

Enterprise Software Development with Knative

Kubernetes can manage complex sets of software containers by itself, but it also creates its own configuration and management challenges. Knative is an extension of Kubernetes that eliminates the need for developers to perform these tasks and also serverless capabilities to Kubernetes. It runs on top of Kubernetes, allowing Knative to manage a large number of containers in enterprise software development. Google developed Knative as an open-source platform in collaboration with other companies such as IBM, Pivotal, Red Hat and SAP.

08 
August, 2020
Enterprise Software Development | 10Min Read

Enterprise Software Development with Kubeless

Kubeless is a Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) platform that runs with Kubernetes. It’s entirely open-source, so it has no affiliation with any commercial organization. Kubeless is a serverless framework that allows developers to deploy small units of code without considering its underlying infrastructure. This capability means that Kubeless can leverage Kubernetes resources to perform tasks vital to enterprise software development such as API routing, auto-scaling, monitoring and troubleshooting.

19 
June, 2020
.NET Consulting | 11Min Read

Releasing a Unified UI for Microsoft Solutions

Microsoft-centric developers have been dreaming of a single cross-platform .NET scheme for years. Such a scheme would allow developers to work on projects for any Microsoft product without needing to change platforms, which would particularly useful for developers with multiple active projects. This goal is coming closer to reality, as disclosed during the Microsoft Build developers conference that took place in May 2020.

09 
June, 2020
.NET Consulting | 10Min Read

Benefits of Blazor for .NET Applications

.NET developers have been waiting a long time for a complete Blazor framework that’s ready for production. This solution would allow a .NET developer to build web applications with C#, which provides performance and implementation advantages over JavaScript. Microsoft announced in May 2020 at the Build developer conference that Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 will be joining Blazor Server, which runs on the server side by using .NET Core.

03 
June, 2020
.NET Consulting | 10Min Read

Using Visual Studio Codespaces with .NET Core

The new releases of .NET Core make this an exciting time to be a .NET developer. Native cloud projects like Visual Studio Codespaces make it possible to use Visual Studio 19 with codespaces, allowing a developer to work entirely in the cloud. This capability is particularly useful now that .NET consulting often involves working from home and other remote locations, which often involves juggling multiple projects at the same time. Codespaces also allows developers to quickly create custom environments of each of their projects so they can allocate limited resources to tasks such as coding, debugging and adding new features to their projects.

27 
May, 2020
Software Development | 10Min Read

Should You Upgrade or Replace Your Current Software?

Software often fails to meet its users’ needs over time, whether it’s the result of changing requirements or the availability of a better product. This event presents an opportunity for improvement that should minimize risk while maximizing return on investment (ROI). In particular, you’ll need to decide if your current software can do its job with some modifications, or if it’s time to buy a new product. This process is particularly challenging for enterprise software, which typically includes many discrete applications.

21 
May, 2020
Software Development | 10Min Read

Projecting Costs in Software Maintenance

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) defines software maintenance as the modification of a software product after delivery, typically for the purpose of correcting faults or improving performance. The importance of software maintenance is becoming increasingly important due to the accelerating rate of hardware obsolescence.

10 
May, 2020
Software Development | 10Min Read

Successful Software Maintenance

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) describes software maintenance as the modification of software after delivery to the user. The reasons for these changes include correcting faults, improving performance, and adapting the software to changes in requirements. All software requires maintenance, even when the software, its operating environment, and its requirements are completely stable. Minimizing maintenance costs becomes more important as the software’s complexity increases since they often exceed the initial cost of developing the software.

01 
May, 2020
AWS Migration | 11Min Read

Government Compliance in AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an on-demand cloud computing platform with customers that include organizations, individuals and governments. It consists of many services that collectively provide the tools and building blocks users need to develop their cloud infrastructure. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is one of the most essential AWS services, since it provides users with computer resources via a cluster of virtual machines (VMs). These resources include central processing units (CPUs), storage, memory and networking capability. AWS VMs also include a choice of operating systems (OSs) and preloaded application software.

26 
April, 2020
AWS Migration | 11Min Read

Scaling Applications in AWS

Cloud platforms typically provide users with access to virtual machines (VMs), rather than physical servers. This architecture allows the platform to quickly allocate computer resources such as storage, memory, and processing capability based on demand. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a particularly large number of ways for users to configuring scaling on their platform, allowing them to find the best balance between cost and available resources. The scaling options available on AWS make it advisable for users to first develop an overall strategy before configuring their environment.

15 
April, 2020
AWS Migration | 11Min Read

Extending Your Current Capabilities with AWS

The defining characteristic of cloud computing is the allocation of computing resources on-demand without direct management by the user. Data storage and computing power are the common resources allocated in cloud computing, although it can distribute any such resources to its users. The most common implementation of cloud computing is a data center that distributes resources to many users over the internet. The large platforms that now dominate the cloud-computing landscape typically have multiple servers that are geographically separated. In cases where the distance between the server and users is relatively small, the architecture may also be known as edge computing.

01 
April, 2020
Software Development | 11Min Read

Angular vs. Aurelia: Who Wins?

A web application framework (WAF), also known as a web framework (WF), supports the development of web applications, which includes web application programming interfaces (APIs), web resources, and web services. Web application frameworks standardize the approaches developers use to build and implement web applications, largely by automating everyday tasks. For example, they often include libraries of routines that perform tasks like database access, session management, and creating framework templates. This routine helps promote the reuse of code, which reduces development time.

17 
March, 2020
Full Stack Developer | 4Min Read

Should a Startup Outsource their Software Development?

Startups have to be agile and able to handle a multitude of tasks, usually simultaneously. Outsourcing some of these tasks can free up time, allow a startup team to work more efficiently, and help you save money, provided you choose the right components to outsource. Since the savings of time and money can be considerable, outsourcing large projects like software development makes sense for many brands.

10 
March, 2020
Software Development | 8Min Read

Software Development: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property?

Technology plays an increasingly important role in our lives, especially in areas such as shopping, customer service, and social interaction. Anyone building a business today should be looking for ways to innovate their online marketplace, whether it’s simply streamlining existing processes or actually disrupting them. However, innovation is particularly challenging when software development isn’t one of a business’s core competencies.

25 
February, 2020
AWS Migration | 7Min Read

Is AWS (Amazon Web Services) Over-Hyped?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides cloud-computing services and application programming interfaces for its users. AWS offers its services on-demand, meaning that users only pay for the services they use. While the pricing of all AWS services is usage-based, each service may usage in its own way.

18 
February, 2020
Software Development | 7Min Read

Gartner: 69% of Routine Manager Tasks to Be Automated within Four to Five Years

In a recent announcement, research and digital insights firm Gartner made a bold prediction. The firm expects that artificial intelligence-powered technologies like chatbots and virtual assistants will take on as much as 69% of the average manager’s routine work within just four to five years.

12 
February, 2020
Software Development | 8Min Read

Understanding the Industry: What Is Cross-Platform Development?

Here at Baytech Consulting, we love to empower our clients by helping them better understand the software development industry. We know you don’t have the time or resources to become experts in this industry. We get it: you’re focused on making your business succeed, and that involves a lot of things that aren’t software development.

28 
January, 2020
Software Development | 7Min Read

9 Software Technology Trends for 2020

The new year is here and the rush to be faster, better and more connected is on. Brands are focusing more than ever before on connecting with end users, incorporating machine learning tp better assess collected data and even the rise of 5G connectivity to speed information to users more swiftly than ever before. Expect to see growth in all sectors and across all industries as brands work to use technology to become more efficient and productive — and more profitable than ever before.

20 
January, 2020
Software Development | 7Min Read

Understanding the Industry: What Is a Software Outsourcing Company?

Software development as an industry can be pretty challenging to understand if that’s not the core of what you do. Here at Baytech Consulting, a web application development company, software development is the core of our business, and we want to help you better understand the way this industry works.

02 
January, 2020
Software Development | 9Min Read

11 Advantages of Software Development Outsourcing

Throughout a wide range of industries, outsourcing software development to a dedicated software development company has become a growing trend. But why exactly? What are the advantages of software development outsourcing? Full disclosure: Yes, this is a service we offer at Baytech Consulting, so yes, we’re in support of it. But we’ve also been at this for a while now, and we have a pretty good handle on why outsourcing software development works so well.

26 
December, 2019
Software Development | 15Min Read

How do you estimate an Agile software development project?

Agile software development emphasizes the evolution of requirements and solutions through the collaborative efforts between the development team members and the project’s customers. These teams are cross-functional and self-organizing, standing in sharp contrast to traditional development teams. The Agile methodology advocates an adaptive approach to planning that values early delivery and continual improvement, even when user requirements change frequently. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development describes the values and principles of Agile development, which is based on earlier frameworks such as Kanban and Scrum.

19 
December, 2019
Software Development | 12Min Read

What services does a Software Development company provide?

Software development is the process of creating and maintaining the various components of software, including applications and frameworks. This process takes the software from its original conception as an idea to its final manifestation, usually in a planned, structure manner. Software development may include many specific activities such as gathering requirements, prototyping, modification, testing and maintenance. Software is often developed separately from hardware and other applications, as occurs with system software. However, the development of embedded software such as that used to control consumer products, involves integrating the development of the software with that of the associated product.

05 
December, 2019
DevOps | 9Min Read

What is Edge Computing?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to gather large amounts of data at the edge of a network. However, organizations must also bring the processing of that data closer to a network’s edge to take full advantage of it. Edge computing is a new approach to computing that helps organizations exceed the limitations of a strictly cloud-based network. Cloud computing will continue to play a vital role in network architecture, but organizations must change the way they use their IT infrastructure if they’re to remain competitive.

27 
November, 2019
Artificial Intelligence | 8Min Read

Artificial Intelligence Opportunities and Challenges in Business

Artificial intelligence continues to change the way businesses operate, and this gradual transformation is full of many opportunities as well as many challenges. As with any new technology, there is risk involved, both in being too far out on the bleeding edge and in being the last holdout among competitors to adopt a superior innovation. It’s important to have a working understanding of both the opportunities and the challenges that today’s businesses are facing.

24 
November, 2019
Artificial Intelligence | 7Min Read

How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is changing aspects of how business is done today in exciting ways. And the promise of what this technology may be able to do in the future is all the more tantalizing.And it’s true. If you’re a big business, AI is, well, big business. It’s not uncommon to read or hear about the ways AI and machine learning are changing the way data analytics (using “big data”) are done. Many of the other ways that AI is being deployed today are likewise usually discussed in a larger-scale enterprise-type context.

18 
November, 2019
Artificial Intelligence | 6Min Read

5 AI Powered Workflow Enhancements Small Businesses Can Use Today

AI is transforming workflows all around us. You may already be using software infused with artificial intelligence in aspects of your business, or maybe you’re looking to start doing so now. Either way, consider the workflow enhancements listed below. Each is powered in some way by artificial intelligence, and each has the potential to improve business outcomes for your company.

06 
November, 2019
Project Management | 7Min Read

Technical Debt and How It Impacts Your ROI

As with any type of debt, technical debt happens when you borrow from the future for today. You select a solution that will be fast and easy to develop — a solution that will get you past your major hurdles. But you know that the solution won’t be as elegant or well-optimized as it could be, and you know that it will make development more complicated later on.

24 
October, 2019
Artificial Intelligence | 6Min Read

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Businesses Today: An Overview

Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage in the business and tech communities these days. Everywhere you look, you find blogs, articles and reports that prattle on about “leveraging the power of AI to” do just about anything. Unfortunately, real understanding about what AI is and what it can do today seems to be quite thin. It’s become a marketing buzzword more than a functional description in far too many places.

20 
October, 2019
DevOps | 5Min Read

State of DevOps

The way software is developed has changed significantly. The rise of DevOps as a guiding paradigm for software development has meant more applications are generated faster and better. In 2020, DevOps is poised to become far more the norm than the exception, driven by better investments in teams, cloud computing and organizational structures.

16 
October, 2019
Software DevelopmentProject Management | 7Min Read

The Role of a Project Manager in a Software Development

The project manager role has taken on a greater amount of prominence in the past decade. This is true across numerous industries, including the software development industry. Still, there is plenty of confusion about what a project manager does, as well as about what project management is—and isn’t.

09 
October, 2019
Software Development | 6Min Read

What Are Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)?

Progressive web apps are getting a lot of buzz, but what does that mean for you? Are they the future of mobile interaction? Can they help your business? Our progressive web app client guide will help to answer these questions and more.

04 
October, 2019
Project Management | 9Min Read

Software Project Failure: Why It Happens, How to Avoid It

On average, three out of ten IT projects fail among companies that aren’t in the top 25% of technology producers (1). Of those projects that succeed, more than half of them eventually cost almost 200% of their original estimates (2). The IT sector is booming and IT projects are plentiful, yet as many as a third of these projects are put to rest before they are ever completed.

29 
September, 2019
Artificial IntelligenceSoftware Development | 7Min Read

Artificial Intelligence in Software Development

Artificial intelligence is beginning to change and improve software development. Over the next decade, we expect this trend to continue as machine learning improves the capabilities of AI-powered systems that help with software development. Read today’s blog post to understand how artificial intelligence is already affecting software development and get a glimpse where things are heading.

09 
September, 2019
Software Development | 9Min Read

Mobile App Development Native vs Hybrid

No matter the business that one may be in, mobile apps are becoming an increasingly important part of capturing and maintaining market share. With so many companies seeking to develop mobile apps, a hot topic over the last few years has been whether it is best to go with a native app, a browser-based web app or a hybrid that uses features of both.

05 
September, 2019
Software Development | 5Min Read

Software Prototyping: What Is It, and Is It Right for You?

Software prototyping is one of the many services that Baytech Consulting offers. For many firms it’s the undisputed best choice for software development, especially when working with a vendor like us for that development.

01 
September, 2019
Software Development | 5Min Read

Python Development in 2019: Current Trends

Python is an ever-increasingly popular programming language, and that trend continues in 2019 and beyond. Just how popular is Python? According to Github’s Octoverse research project, it’s trending high by all sorts of metrics. Measuring by repositories created, Python is #3 and is on a meteoric climb, behind only Java and Javascript.

22 
August, 2019
Software Development | 11Min Read

The Pros and Cons of Software Development Outsourcing

Over the last 10 years, one of the hottest and most controversial issues in the world of business has been outsourcing, typically from developed countries like the United States to poorer, developing ones. This has especially been true in the world of software development where many companies have opted for the far-cheaper services of programmers in the developing world, who are often able to passably compete with their stateside counterparts on skills while dramatically undercutting them on price.

14 
August, 2019
Full Stack Developer | 7Min Read

Migrating to Event-Sourcing and Microservices

As late as the 1990s, most heavily used business applications were running on mainframe computers or powerful network servers. These programs were typically monolithic, with the entire program needing to run for every use case. While this worked at the time, today’s systems demand scalability, resilience and responsiveness that such older models often cannot deliver.

23 
July, 2019
Software Development | 3Min Read

The Pitfalls of In-House Software Development

If you need to develop custom software or upgrade your existing enterprise software, you have options. You can opt for in-house development or you can outsource it to a well-reputed software house. What is In-House Development? In-house development refers to building a software within your own company, utilizing your own resources and workforce. This may require you to hire an in-house developer to undertake your software project.

09 
July, 2019
DevOps | 4Min Read

Why Kubernetes is So Popular in 2019

If you want to deploy cloud-native applications, then Kubernetes is a powerful system that you can’t ignore. Since Google open-sourced Kubernetes in 2014, its usage has grown rapidly. According to Redmonk, 54% of Fortune 100 companies use Kubernetes. There are many reasons why Kubernetes is the go-to system right now. What is that? Should you use it? What benefits does it give you?

03 
July, 2019
Project Management | 5Min Read

Time and Material vs Fixed Price: Which Pricing Model is Better?

You’ve finally settled on the right software developer and it’s time to set up a contract. You don’t want a pricing model that will force you to renegotiate late, so you want to get it right the first time. Let’s break down two popular software project pricing models to help you make an informed decision.

02 
July, 2019
Software Development | 2Min Read

We Are the Recipient of the 2019 Clutch Leader Award!

As a custom software development company focused on quality, our mission to deliver our clients’ visions on time, on spec, and on budget. Since we first opened our doors in 2007, software, the web, and apps have all changed in how they are developed and how the world uses them. We’ve kept up with the times and are proud to announce that we have received a Clutch Leader Award among software developers in Los Angeles!

19 
June, 2019
Software Development | 4Min Read

15 Tips for Choosing a Custom Software Development Company

Software is making its way into almost every area of our lives. All around the world, businesses are becoming increasingly dependent on software-based systems because they improve business process efficiency. If you’re considering revamping your existing software system or adopting a brand new one, there are many factors you need to keep in mind.

19 
June, 2019
Software Development | 5Min Read

7 Hidden Costs of Offshore Software Development

.NET developers have been waiting a long time for a complete Blazor framework that’s ready for production. This solution would allow a .NET developer to build web applications with C#, which provides performance and implementation advantages over JavaScript. Microsoft announced in May 2020 at the Build developer conference that Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 will be joining Blazor Server, which runs on the server side by using .NET Core.