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A world where time is not patient with people.More than ever, software products companies must accept that pro-active innovation is the only strategy for success on long term

The peculiarity of software products: the continuous need of adapting to change. A peculiarity of the software products companies such as Microsoft (with Windows, Office or Internet Explorer), Google (with Android, Google Apps or Chrome) or Salesforce.com is their need to continuously adapt their offer to the changes in the market.  For many companies (see Nokia vs Apple, IBM vs “Wintel”) this challenge can be anything ranging from dangerous to deadly. IT industry is specialized from many points of view, but when it comes to the speed at which change takes place, we are speaking of the champion en-titre with […]

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Professionalism in the development of software products. Or, what a CTO expects from the development teams

During interviews, I often get to talking about SOLID. The expectation is that the OOP programmers have heard about and are applying the SOLID principles in their day-to-day life. SOLID is a set of 5 fundamental principles which constitute the bases of a well-written code. The experience shows that, unfortunately, the acronym aggregating the 5 principles introduced by Robert Cecil Martin – an emblematic name in the software field, known mostly as Uncle Bob – is more often than not omitted from the development path of many programmers. This aspect touches on a wider problem which has to do with […]

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Big Data, Big Confusion

In an era when storage and processing costs are increasingly smaller, the traditional view of the manner in which we operate with data is changing crucially. The hunt for information in the data forest In “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think” authors Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier begin by presenting the situation of the year 2009, when the virus H1N1 represented a major concern for World Health Organisation and, in particular, for the American government. The rapid evolution of the epidemics created difficulties for CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), a governmental […]

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I’ve got a .NET product on-premises and I want to move it to Windows Azure. How much will it cost me?

„Show me the money” – Frank “Cush” Cushman in „Jerry Macguire” small business incentives A business of hundreds of millions, if not even billions Windows Azure, the cloud computing platform launched by Microsoft in 2010 celebrated on February 1st 2013 three years of existence. Public information regarding income exclusively from the Windows Azure business is missing; however, if we are to look at the last quarter (Q2 2013) we notice that the division „Server & Tools” (which Windows Azure is part of) reached an income of $5.88 billion, 33% more than in Q2 2011, the last quarter when Microsoft did […]

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Why is 2013 a good year for software?

In 2013 the software industry is growing by 6%, almost twice as much as in 2012. Beyond this, we are going to witness a turning point in the digital era. 2013. A better year? A potential military conflict in the South-East of Asia between China and Japan, the escalation of tensions from the Middle East caused by the Iranian nuclear programme, the demise of the Euro zone or the incapacity of the Washington administration to redress the deficit are just a few valid reasons for which the triskaidekafobia (fear of the number 13) would cast a shadow on the opportunities […]

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Yonder article about Visual Effects with Modern Browsers published in JsMag

We are proud to announce that JsMag – a premium content magazine focusing on JavaScript – has published in it’s October issue an article signed by Daniel Ghiță, Senior Developer at Yonder. In the introduction of his article Daniel says – This article analyzes how visual effects such as grayscale and blur can be applied to images inside web browsers. This can be used in all current browsers today, without any plugins or other third-party extensions, both on the desktop and on mobile platforms. Compared to using multiple images, applying visual effects in the browser can improve both the loading […]

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Is Cloud Computing taking off?

Everybody is talking about cloud computing these days and honestly looking at the trend’s slope I won’t be surprised to hear soon even pickup lines inspired by this new paradigm. Every now and then it is almost natural to ask ourselves one simple question – why? Is it because of some sort of worldwide conspiracy or is it the fact that this new paradigm adds real value to both the technical and business worlds? Although it is impossible to exhaustively answer these questions in a single article I will try to get to the bottom of a more approachable one […]

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