Advantages of Java Development: Why Java isn't Dying

Java is a powerful, object-oriented programming language that is easy to learn and offers many benefits. It is the universal standard development for most enterprise software, games, web content and mobile apps.

More than 9 million developers around the world use Java to develop a variety of top performing applications that are fast, secure and reliable. Here are some more advantages of Java:

Scrum Sprint Planning: How to determine the best duration

Scrum sprint planning meetings are held at the start of the sprint cycle. The product owner and Scrum Master meet with the rest of the team to review the product backlog, answer any questions and set a sprint goal.

Sprint planning meetings are also a good opportunity to determine the duration of the sprint, which is different for every team. Sprints generally last from one to four weeks, but the average sprint is two weeks for most teams. There are advantages and disadvantages to both long and short sprints. Here’s how to choose the appropriate sprint length for your team.

HTML5 Elements

HTML5 features can bring your web applications to life and create a dynamic experience for users. Many companies use the canvas API, WebGL, WebRTC and other HTML5 elements to make web versions of their apps.

The HTML5 canvas API is used to draw 2D graphics with JavaScript, without installing browser plug-ins. Some of the capabilities of the canvas element include:

The Benefits of Ruby on Rails Development

Ruby on Rails (RoR) development offers many benefits for programmers and businesses by improving development speed and performance. More than 200,000 websites use the open-source web application framework, including companies like Amazon, Yahoo!, CNET, IMB and NASA.

Development in RoR is simple and efficient. Compared to other frameworks, there is far less code and configuration. Additional benefits for developers and companies using RoR include:

How Offshore Testing Centers Improve QA & Testing

Offshore testing centers (OTCs) provide clients with quality assurance (QA) and testing teams to improve and ensure software quality, operations and usability. As the global IT outsourcing market flourishes, many companies are taking advantage of offshore OTCs to support their in-house development teams, improve QA and testing, and save time, money and resources.

Mobile App Development: How Shinetech Has Adapted for the Mobile Market

Mobile application development is flourishing with the increasing sales of smart phones and tablets, so savvy businesses are ramping up engagement with mobile users. But many businesses are not prepared to invest in hiring internal mobile app developers since building these applications is highly specialized and costly work.

The alternative is outsourcing mobile development to offshore development centers like Shinetech.

Software Development Project Management: The Importance of the Project Leader

One of the great principles of Agile Development is “self-organizing teams.” There is, however, a common misunderstanding that project leaders don’t need to be involved with these teams. This is not true, especially in the software development industry.

Many people think that since they are “self-organizing,” they don’t need project leaders to manage them. While project leaders don’t control every detail of how the team does its work, but they do influence behavior to ensure that the team is self-sufficient and productive.

Software Development Methodologies: What works for the Shinetech team?

At Shinetech, we use the Agile SCRUM framework for delivering software to our global client base as a highly effective way to collaborate as a team with our customers.

Agile focuses on engaging the right people on projects from day one and emphasizes maintaining the stability of teams once they are formed. This enables our teams to build project and business knowledge, based on close collaboration with our customers.

Scrum Methodology: 5 Tips to Guide You

Scrum methodology, a project management technique that’s ideal for software projects, divides a project into smaller working sections managed with a tightly knit team approach. For those who wonder whether or not they are practicing Scrum, certified scrum trainers, like Alan Cyment, have said: “If you are following all of the framework rules, you are. If not, you are not.”  Follow these guidelines to ensure that you stay on track and gain all the benefits that Scrum can provide.