Security and the Speed of DevOps
With cyber security an increasingly common concern for millions of people, developing software that features robust security measures built-in is essential for delivering confidence to the end user. Find out how security and DevOps are reshaping software development to meet these new challenges.Read More
Ways Custom Mobile Apps Increase your ROI
Custom mobile apps are essential for businesses to connect with customers and reach their target audience. Find out how custom mobile apps can be used to increase your ROI and foster a loyal and fully engaged customer base.Read More
Test Pyramid vs Testing Trophy- What’s the Difference?
Many possible approaches to software testing exist, based on their components and the emphasis given to each one. These approaches often have names based on the shape of their graphical representation, such as pyramid testing. This method has been in common use for decades, but a variation known as the trophy is a more recent development. Today’s testing teams often compare pyramid testing with trophy testing when deciding how to test software.Read More
AWS or Google Cloud: Which is Better for Your Business?
Cloud computing provides a number of advantages, including cost reduction, scalability and security. However, the decisions needed to make this transition continue to become more complex as additional providers enter this sector. Emerging technologies also increase the combinations of components that may comprise a cloud infrastructure. Like other industries, a few companies like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) have risen to the top and remained there over time.Read More
Software Development for Small Businesses: When is a good time to Invest?
All modern businesses use software to some extent, even when it isn’t a core component of their operations. However, the importance of software generally increases as a company grows, often reaching a critical point when commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) is no longer adequate. In these cases, a business may need to invest in developing software to fill gaps in its current capabilities, whether it’s to add new features or fix existing ones.Read More
Data Migration: Strategies, Tools, and Risks
Data migration is often a process full of complexities and hassles. In order to help you migrate your organization's data to the cloud in the most efficient and secure way possible, we'll take a look at the data migration strategies and tools that you will want to employ as well as the data migration risks that need to be mitigated. Check out our latest blog to learn more about the strategies, tools, and risks you need to be aware of heading into your next data migration project.Read More
The Evolution Of Software Prototyping
Software development is evolving rapidly, with rapid innovation being a dominant trend. The increasing rate of technological advances and market competition have combined to create an environment in which adapting quickly to change is essential for survival. In particular, prototyping has become the standard approach to software development for many developers, although other methods still exist. Prototyping is especially helpful for applications where user requirements change during development.Read More
Custom Software vs. Off-the-shelf Software
Modern businesses frequently find they need new software to remain competitive, especially in crowded markets driven by rapidly advancing technology. The decision to implement software often comes down to a choice between custom and commercial-off-the-shelf software. Custom software has a higher up-front cost, but its maintenance costs are often lower since it probably won’t require as many changes going forward. Organizations making this decision must also consider the longer implementation time of custom software.Read More
How Costera’s New Environmental & Waste Services Platform Helped Them Take the Lead in a Competitive Industry and Control their Data
Environment, health and safety (EHS) software is becoming more common due to the increasing importance of these issues. Many companies have now implemented this type of software, even those that don’t specialize in EHS. For those that do, tightening regulations and emerging technologies often mean that an organization benefits from custom-built EHS software. These solutions include a range of capabilities, depending on the user’s specific requirements.Read More
Continuous Delivery: The Advantages, Common Hurdles, and Importance
Continuous delivery is a software development practice that offers a wide range of benefits, from faster times to market to lower costs to higher quality products. However, continuous delivery is also a practice that entails a number of hurdles that must be overcome. To help you overcome these hurdles in order to enjoy the many benefits offered by the continuous delivery approach, we'll cover everything you need to know about continuous delivery, including what it is, how it works, and the important pros and cons to consider before you decide if continuous delivery is the right approach for your next software development project.Read More
A Guide to UX/UI and Software Development: Processes and Practices Explained
There are several factors to consider when planning and implementing a great user experience for your application or website. In this article we examine in more detail the types of user experience to consider, how this plays a pivotal role in the development of software, the costs, return on investment, and best practices associated with the successful implementation of UX/UI for your next project.Read More
Structuring a Software Development Team: The Roles and Expectations
Modern software development is usually a complex process involving many team members with a variety of skill sets besides the ability to write code. This team’s structure is therefore a key component in a development project’s long-term success. There is no one-size-fits-all structure that works for all projects, but assembling an effective team usually involves more than simply finding a group of experienced developers.Read More
Software Development Trends for 2022
Our latest post covers trends in software development for 2022. The rapid rate of change makes it more challenging to predict trends in this space than other sectors, especially when you consider the changes that occurred this year. However, some basic tendencies will serve as the basis of change for the next year. These trends derive from both technological advances and socioeconomic changes, many of which are the result of the COVID-19 pandemic that began sweeping the globe in 2020. Some of the most significant software development trends to watch for in 2022 include cloud technology and big data security.Read More
How AI Will Affect Software Development Trends in 2022
AI tools and technologies are having a major impact on numerous areas of the software development process. To learn more about the various ways that AI is poised to empower software developers heading into 2022, be sure to check out our latest blog article.Read More
What is AWS Certification and Is It Worth the Cost?
Are you using Amazon Web Services for your company's digital assets? If you are, it's important that you consider what kind of certifications you, your employees or your contractors have when interacting with those services. Discover how an AWS certification can make a huge difference in your company's bottom line.Read More
Implementing Progressive Web Apps in 2022
This article discusses progressive web applications (PWA), which is the latest method of delivering apps to website visitors. It also compares PWAs with traditional native apps, providing readers with the most important points to consider when choosing between these two approaches.Read More
Harvester’s Disruption of the HCI Space
HCI is an increasingly important feature of IT infrastructure because it allows administrators to manage many systems as a single, shared resource. However, traditional solutions like VMWare can be very expensive, even for enterprise software. Our post on Harvester discusses how this open source solution has the power to disrupt the HCI space through its lower cost and other benefits. It also covers Harvester’s ease of implementation.Read More
A Guide to Effective SaaS Security for Business Managers
Effective SaaS security is a vital concern for any company that employs SaaS applications. To help business managers keep their company's sensitive data secure, we've developed a guide that covers everything you need to know about how to mitigate the various security risks posed by the SaaS model. In this article, we explore the security risks that are present in the SaaS model as well as the steps that business managers can take in order to ensure that the SaaS solutions that they employ are as secure as possible.Read More
Transactional Email Services
A quick search on the differences between transactional email and traditional marketing email shows that the distinction between the two is often blurred. This is especially true when it comes to the regulatory requirements for these types of email, which vary greatly between countries. Transactional email generally has fewer restrictions on its use, providing more uses cases and opportunities for increasing revenue. This type of email also has its own set of applications and best practices.Read More
How To Know if Your Company Requires Custom Software
This article describes the differences between custom software and off-the-shelf software, primarily for the purpose of an organization selecting their software acquisition path. Understanding the differences between custom and commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) is the first step in deciding on the option that meets your organization’s software requirement. The distinction between these two types is becoming blurred as today’s businesses continue to combine the two types with increasing frequency.Read More
Craft vs WordPress
WordPress has built over 60 million websites, making it the world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS). It has about one-third of the CMS market share, significantly more than any of its competitors. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best, as WordPress is well known for problems such as security breaches, simple templates and inefficient code.Read More
4 Foundational Technology Trends For 2021
It’s no secret that technology changes quickly. In fact, every 18 months, computer processing speeds double, which is evidence in itself of the everchanging and upcoming tech trends. We could ramble on about NEW software trends that will take the world by storm in 2021, but we believe there are so many out there, that writing about them would not do them justice.Read More
Why And How We Redeveloped Our Website Using A Headless Stack
As the internet becomes more complex, so do the users' needs. They expect quick, always-on on and easy-to-use web platforms. For businesses that use their website to educate and attract new customers, there are generally multiple pages, functions, and user experience features that must be factored in when a web platform is created.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Python Development in 2019: Current Trends
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
7 Hidden Costs of Offshore Software Development