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The Advantages of Blazor & Cases where it may not be the right fit

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This article will go through some of the reasons to choose Blazor for your new web application development. We will explore this topic mainly from a technical perspective, but also briefly consider resource management in your team.

If you have not heard about it before, Blazor is a Single Page Application development framework. It is open source and built on open web standards. Born in the hands of Microsoft, it combines the older Razor with the new .Net and WebAssembly, and it allows you to create both browser and server-side applications.

It is worth noting that as of today …


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In this piece we will look into the changes coming in .NET framework during 2020 and ways to get ready for the transformation ahead. It’s always complicated to update your old stack in small increments. There are some strategies that could help you to handle these changes.

It’s going to be an amazing year for the .NET ecosystem:

  • .NET Framework is “complete”. It’s not likely that there will be a new version of the framework. 4.8 will be the last one after 18 years.
  • .NET Core 3.1 is an LTS (a Long Term Support version supported for three years after the initial release Dec 2019). This version of .NET Core will also be the last one. The most loved framework in 2019 is done, is it?

So, why is this going to be a great year? .NET 5 will come, in November 2020, to cover all the cases. It will be the new framework to solve all the…


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Access product insights and address issues in real-time using Application Insights

Once you release your software to production, you want to make sure it succeeds in being a valuable resource for your customers or clients. So, it becomes a priority to keep it highly available and to take swift and definitive actions when it comes to addressing problems. Using Application Insights, you can increase your product confidence and address issues in real-time.

Michal Szymczak, Tech Lead at Zartis held a webinar on this subject . In this article, we gathered his thoughts on collecting business critical information using Azure Application Insights .

But first things first, what is Application Insights?

Application Insights is a feature of Azure Monitor, and…


How to save costs on AKS
How to save costs on AKS

Various tactics to help you minimize your spend on AKS

We all know the story — your team gets access to a cloud provider and the first month everyone is happy and engaged. DevOps teams quickly spin up multiple Kubernetes clusters for development, test, and production environments. And it’s all beautiful… until the first invoice comes. Suddenly it’s not so colorful anymore.

What did AKS do with my money?

It’s easy to provision an Azure Kubernetes Cluster (AKS) — simply start the wizard and click “Next” until it’s finished. However, this simplified approach might cost you a lot of money. …


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So, you are looking to scale up your engineering team and get more young blood flowing into your organization. However, for various budgetary, strategic, or logistical reasons, you are not too keen on the idea of hiring new in-house employees. What do you do?

One word: outsourcing.

It sounds simple enough. But if that’s your first foray into the outsourcing industry, you may not yet know to outsource software development — or even to outsource software development to begin with.

The main thing you should know is that there are three main outsourcing models: nearshoring, offshoring, and onshoring. In this…


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You need new people on your team but, for whatever reason, have ruled out hiring engineers in-house . You are not alone — the global market size of the IT outsourcing industry reached a staggering in 2019.

And if you think that the growing trend toward outsourcing software development is just a fad, think again. COVID-19, for one, has made sure that outsourcing is here to stay.

Findings such as these bode well for the prospects of remote work and software outsourcing even after the current pandemic is over. …


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What do you do when you need fresh talent on your developer team? It’s simple: you bring in new engineers. So far, so good.

However, before you embark on a head-hunting mission, you need to answer a second, bigger question: should you hire people directly or use an external provider instead?

And if you’d rather hire in-house, should you opt for offshore outsourcing or an extended development model?

What Is Extended Software Development?

Under the extended development model, also known as staff augmentation or nearshore outsourcing, a band of remote engineers located in a nearby country work in close collaboration with your in-house team. The…


Three Characteristics you should adopt to meet the demands of today’s tech-savvy users

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There’s no two ways about it: modern web apps are the future. We had previously explained how they are more flexible, cost-effective, and offer a more seamless software integration than legacy systems. They also utilize a modern stack which enables greater compatibility. In this post, we’ll take a look at some other characteristics of modern web applications that make them a must for any business looking to gain a competitive edge in today’s web-based economy.

What Is a Modern Web App?

The term “modern web apps” is a catchall that encompasses an incredibly wide range of applications. What they all have in common, however, is one…


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In case you didn’t get the memo, software development outsourcing is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. You get to work with highly qualified engineers from across the globe and create outstanding products at a fraction of the cost of hiring inhouse staff.

However, to get the most out of your extended development team and avoid common pitfalls, you want to outsource the way. Among other things, that includes identifying the most appropriate outsourcing model for your business needs.

While you can delegate your software development to a service provider in your country, hiring a foreign contractor company…


Increase the odds of the success of your remote software team while building scalable, modern web apps

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When it comes to modern web apps, scalability is king. It’s no longer enough for web apps to perform well: They must also perform well even when they experience sudden spikes in demand from a large number of concurrent users.

As if that weren’t enough, building scalable web apps also requires a large amount of time, resources, and strategic planning in the best of circumstances. And that task becomes even more challenging when you throw a remote development team into the mix — which is often the case in our cost-effective, globalized world.

The good news is that there are…

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