Trouble Selecting Your Tech-partner? Make The Right Decision!

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Posted by Binh Pham on 07 Oct 2019 at 05:09

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Defining the best technological partner for your company is a strategic decision that will impact on any company in the long-term. Do you have questions about how to select the best software development company and take your business to another level? In this article you will learn how to make the best decision.

 

Usually it is not easy to decide which software development company best suits your company, not only because it is a very important economic investment, but also because the company's productivity and objectives fulfilment are at risk. How do you define which technological partner is best for your business when there is so much competition and diversity? Pay attention to the following!

 

DETERMINE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AND INQUIRE

There are many...

Why Agile Works For Your Project?

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Posted by Binh Pham on 04 Oct 2019 at 08:09

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In a previous post, we discussed a number of differences between Agile and Waterfall in software development projects. In this article, we would like to expand upon the benefits of Agile by demonstrating how we apply Agile practices at East Agile and how they benefit our clients

The core engineering practices at East Agile are (1) Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD), (2) pair programming, and (3) Iterative Development. These are explained in detail below. 

1. Test-driven Development/ Behavior-Driven Development

Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) represent a software development process that relies on the repetition of a very short development cycle: first the developer writes an (initially failing)...

4 Reasons To Outsource In Vietnam

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Posted by Binh Pham on 04 Oct 2019 at 07:39

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Need to outsource a software development project? Vietnam is a savvy choice.

Here are four reasons why outsource in Vietnam is so convenient.

1. MORE FOR YOUR BUCK: GREAT PRICES, GREAT QUALITY SERVICE

If you want a reliable, cost effective software development solution, look no further than Vietnam. ComputerWeekly.com has named Vietnam as one of the top outsourcing destinations globally. The Vietnamese workforce has developed a very strong work ethic over the past years. The country has seen a growth in young university graduates and have consistently improved their education system & standards. Not only have they increased their budget on secondary language skills and digital infrastructure but ever since the devaluation against the US dollar in 2002, the Vietnamese software...

Software Engineering | Price Vs. Quality

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Posted by Binh Pham on 03 Oct 2019 at 05:49

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This has been an eternal dilemma whenever it comes to choosing a product or service. When choosing a software service provider, what should you consider? While price is very important, you must ensure you will get quality, support, and sustainability from the company that you are going to outsource.

Price, undoubtedly, is one of the key factors affecting a purchase decision. When justifying or selecting a software development service, one of the first questions often asked is “What is your rate?” We know cost is important. But an hourly rate comparison is not always directly related to  the final cost of a new software application. However, it is worth keeping in mind that developer rates are closely related quality. And while high quality can come at a higher cost, ...

Working With An Offshore Software Development Team

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Posted by Binh Pham on 03 Oct 2019 at 05:26

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Review the benefits of working with an offshore software center and be ready to take the next step! Are you ready to invest in your business?

Decades ago, software outsourcing was seen as an attractive option for enterprises that wanted to lower operational costs overall when the purpose of the organization was not primarily focused in the IT industry. Nowadays, as the demand for IT resources continues to increase exponentially, offshore software development may be the only acceptable course of action.

There are several articles on the Internet about the advantages and problems when considering an Offshore Development Center (ODC), though most of them focus only on 3 main factors: the budget, experience and technology stack of the selected company. In this article, we will review the...

Why East Agile Recommends Golang For Micro-services!

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Posted by Marwan Souk on 25 Jul 2019 at 11:14

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Golang, also known as Go, is a computer programming language developed by Google. Inventors of Golang - Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson - wanted to create a language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable and efficient software. Go is designed as a systems programming language for large, distributed systems and highly-scalable network servers to solve internal issues at Google.

 

Go is becoming increasingly popular in several aspects: (1) Cloud Computing (Docker, Kubernetes), (2) Database (cockroachdb, influxdb), (3) Distributed Computing/Blockchain (etcd, Ethereum), (4) Networking (traefik), (5) Operating Systems (Ethos), (6) Web/App Development (a wide variety of companies using Golang to build their web/app services - Companies Using Golang) and many more.

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The Go Programming Language

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Posted by Marwan Souk on 25 Jul 2019 at 10:59

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Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

 

In the past couple of years, there is a rise of new programming language: Go or GoLang. Nothing makes a developer crazy than a new programming language, right? So, we started working on Go 4 to 5...

EAST AGILE HOLIDAYS US 2019

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Posted by Quang Vi Huynh on 18 Dec 2018 at 01:02

Our office in San Francisco has limited staff during the following business days in 2019.

1.     New Year’s Day
Tuesday, January 1st.

2.     Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 21st.

3.     Presidents’ Day
Monday, February 18th.

4.     Memorial Day 
Monday, May 27th.

5.     Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th.

6.     Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd.

7.     Statutory Holiday
Monday, October 14th.
 
8.     Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28th,
Friday, November 29th.

9.    Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25th.

EAST AGILE HOLIDAYS VIETNAM 2019

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Posted by Quang Vi Huynh on 18 Dec 2018 at 00:55

Hours of Operations

With the exception of these holidays, East Agile Vietnam’s core operating hours are from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday (ICT, Indochina Time, UTC+7).

- In Pacific Time (PST, UTC-8), our working hours are from 5pm to 2am. During Daylight Saving Time, our hours are from 6pm to 3am PDT.

- In Eastern Time (EST, UTC-5), our working hours are from 8pm to 5amDuring Daylight Saving Time, our hours are from 9pm to 6am EDT.

- U.S. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 and ends on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Vietnam does not follow Daylight Saving Time.

See http://bit.ly/2BDXuHl to translate to your time zone.

Holidays

Our offices in Vietnam have limited staff during the following holidays in 2019.

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Client Spotlight: CPDP

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Posted by Anonymous on 15 Oct 2018 at 15:04


The Invisible Institute was founded to hold government institutions accountable to the people who they serve. As a part of this mission, they sued the Chicago Police Department to make data about police misconduct and use of force public.

Introducing the Citizens Police Data Project

After their legal victory, they needed help to operationalize transparency and make this information useful to the public.
 
Working closely with a team of designers and developers at East Agile, the Invisible Institute launched the Citizens Police Data Project and built an initial prototype web app to transform the hundreds of thousands of database records and PDF documents gathered through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) into a searchable data tool with interactive visualizations...