As a part of the Human Resources (HR) department in our Shijiazhuang branch of Shinetech, part of my job is keeping track of employee attendance records and collecting the statistics at the end of month in order to calculate reimbursements for employees’ travel, meals and other expenses. As our company continues to grow with more team members in different offices, it was becoming a challenge to keep track of everyone and complete the time sheets at the end of the month.
Shinetech Software’s Europe team attended the UC Expo 2015, UK & Europe’s largest unified communications & collaboration event in April. The main themes of the expo were around communication mobility, interoperability and security issues facing modern businesses. Given the pervasiveness of wireless networks, the proliferation of mobile devices, and the demand for mobility in all aspects of IT today, it is no wonder that mobility is currently a top technology priority for increasing organizational flexibility and productivity.
When working with an IT outsourcing partner for the first time, there are some preconceived notions companies have about the differences in working style, partly coming from different company culture and also between a traditional team and an Agile team. Below is a list of common misconceptions about IT and software development outsourcing.
Misconception 1: Communication and cultural barriers will hinder the final product.
Shinetech recently opened new offices in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States and in Sydney, Australia. The Sydney and Boston offices will be Shinetech’s eighth and ninth corporate office globally, and we plan to hire local professionals in the coming months for sales positions, technical and project management roles, and marketing jobs.
What is a User Story?
A user story is a technique used in Agile that provides a simplified description of a software feature from the perspective of an end-user. A user story describes an objective for a person to achieve, or a feature that a person should apply when using a software application.
By Maggie Pan Jing
The sixth RubyConf China was held this November in Beijing. RubyConf China is organized annually by a group of Ruby technology fans and it is China's largest and most influential Ruby conference. Heavyweight technology leaders are invited every year to give keynote speeches and share their insights with other Ruby engineers.
Shinetech has attended RubyConf China for the past two years and our Ruby on Rails (ROR) team had the opportunity to join the event again.
Shinetech Software recently attended the ChinaSourcing Summit 2014 in Hangzhou, China. The theme of this event was “Digital Times: Marketing Without Boundary, Service Without Limit.” There were industry-focused seminars covering popular topics such as tech-integration and service innovation, manufacturing servitization, financial services, cross-border e-commerce, outsourcing talent training, telecommunication services and more.
Happy Friday! Here are some of the most interesting articles we read this week about mobile apps, Agile teams, software development, QA testing and more.
The New Mobile App Frontier? Health and Fitness – Application Development Trends Magazine – 10/20
Mobile developers wanting to cash in on the next big thing might want to start looking at user health apps like heart rate monitors and more sophisticated projects on tap.