Infographic: Lean Software Development

Startups and large enterprises both want to avoid market failure. The lean movement is a product of this desire to minimise risk and maximise value. Startups and large enterprises both want to avoid market failure. The lean movement is a product of this desire to minimise risk and maximise value. Lean-agile methodologies will become the de facto software development methods in the next decade. Early adoption of these practices will increase product competitiveness and help businesses stay ahead of the

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An Introduction to the Architecture of a Cloud Platform

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Piecing the Cloud Puzzle together: A Cloud is a comprehensive platform providing services that support application development and hosting. The services offered by a cloud platform may be categorised into fundamental services and higher level services. The higher level services are built on top of the fundamental layer. Let’s explore the essentials and add-ons of a cloud services  suite: A. Building-block services Any self-respecting cloud provider will have these fundamental services in his arsenal The fundamental services offered by Amazon

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The Best Way to Build Apps: App Engine Node.js Custom Runtime

Let’s go back a couple of years…..  The mobile development scenario was promising but challenging. Developers had to handle the app design and UX, write the actual code and build backend integration. In the highly competitive mobile app market, success or failure often hinged on those few extra hours spent on getting the UX right. But front end design often takes a backseat as almost 80% of developer time is spent on building the backend. The dilemma that developers often

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How to Start Your Cloud Journey (And Find The Right Partner)

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The cloud computing space is evolving. Vendors are finding their niche segments and owning them. But, why should all of this brouhaha about cloud migration matter to you? Is the ‘Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device’ computing model for everyone? Is there a compelling business case for universal cloud adoption?   Find Out! Moving to the cloud is not just about adopting newer tech but there is a compelling business case to make the shift. Business Drivers for Cloud Adoption 1) The

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Shifts in Cloud Strategies, is it Rivalry or Evolution?

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The Cloud race is getting hotter; the New Year began with major cloud vendors like Amazon and Microsoft announcing price cuts. Google responded to these price changes by announcing that its platform was still the most economical option through a company blog. So is the cloud rivalry all about pricing? Definitely not! So what shapes an enterprise cloud strategy if not pricing? The past few months saw some high-profile enterprises make changes in their cloud strategy. They tell the story

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Infographic: The Evolution of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing seems like such a recent phenomenon, that not a lot of people realize that cloud computing can be traced back as far back as to the 1950s. When John McCarthy first spoke of computation being delivered as a public utility, it was a distant possibility.  Today, cloud computing is a living reality; many who probably do not yet realize what cloud computing is, still make use of the services it provides; we spent a part of our lives

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An Introduction to Machine learning and TensorFlow

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All of us wish for an easy life where one doesn’t have to work hard but could lead a comfortable and luxurious life. But that seems like an impossible dream right? Alisha wished for something similar too, she was so annoyed with the amount of travelling she had to do every day and with the traffic that added to her trouble. She wished her car could drive on its own! Life could be so much easier that way. “Dream on!”

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Looking for alternatives to Parse? Learn what Google offers to mobile developers.

The ground shook for a 600,000 strong developer community when Facebook ‘axed’ Parse. The announcement met with disbelief, anger and anguish from Parse users. This was three months ago. Now disgruntled parse users are looking for a new Mobile Backend-as-a-Service, (MBaaS) and trying to navigate a tricky migration.  Judging by the reactions, Facebook seems to have alienated a sizeable section of the developer family with this move. Was it a Foolish Move? Not if economics were Facebook’s priority! To comprehend

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What is Google Cloud Dataflow?

Google Cloud Dataflow

Enterprises have a new problem; they are recipients of never-ending streams of data. Trying to stay on top of the data deluge is not easy. The exponential rise in information has left even the best data scientists flummoxed. The IoT revolution is exciting for the sales & marketing guys but portends a scary future for data scientists. The Challenge They Face: Process and analyse terabytes of information streaming every minute to generate meaningful insights. What Is Cloud Data Flow? Dataflow

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Apps can now see! What more can Google Cloud Vision API do?

Google Cloud Vision API

If you are a pet lover, you will have done what I am about to tell you by now. When you feel stressed at work or elsewhere and your pet isn’t with you, you try garnering some canine love on your phone. And google has been your best friend in accomplishing the task for a while now. Google photos can sift through the myriad memories on your phone to find the ones featuring your pet instantly. Google accomplishes this enviable

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