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We Moved! Welcome to Our New Office

We are excited to announce some great news: our team has moved to a new office in downtown Vancouver. Now that we are all settled in, we thought we’d give you a little tour and tell you a bit about our new space. The new Digi117 office is located in the Bentall III Tower in the heart of Vancouver featuring a unique contemporary design with the abundan ...

What Does the Future Hold for MEAN Stack?

Whether you’re building a web-driven browser-based application or a mobile one, you often have to provision for some server-side infrastructure and write some code to run on it. These will consume APIs often, but sometimes it will also provide for them. The most popular technology stack in recent memory is the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, Perl or ...

5 Real Problems IT Encountered by Project Managers and Scrum Masters Today

Like most jobs across industries, the problems that are related to specific jobs will depend heavily on the context of the project and the organization. For an app development provider that’s following a traditional business model, the major issues faced by project managers and scrum masters usually have to do with embracing an agile delivery model. ...

6 Things to Consider When Outsourcing QA and Testing

Traditionally, the outsourcing approach was utilized as an effective technique to cuts costs. However, in recent years the outsourcing model has evolved to play a key role in strategic management. When a business adopts this approach, they might be doing it for a number of reasons that beyond cutting costs. For example, they might be engaging in this ...

6 Tips for Reducing Cost of Mobile Application Development

Since mobile apps first emerged almost a decade ago, a lot of businesses have tried their hand at app development. But with the time and money that needs to be expended to achieve this, app development can feel out of reach for many small businesses. While plenty of new technology like smart things have emerged since then, mobile apps have been gr ...

How to Create a DevOps Culture within your Organization

The technology space is going through a period of rapid change that demands software development teams to change along with it. Change within this space is primarily being driven by the need for speed. Traditionally, development teams had siloed organizations that followed a linear process of development. This means that one team focused on co ...

Top 5 Tools for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Development

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer something that is limited to science fiction. Today, it’s radically changing the way we think about technology. From fraud detection to virtual assistants like Siri, AI and machine learning (ML) is going through a period of significant acceleration. According to Forrester, investment in the AI space alone ...

7 Security Tips for Software Developers

If you really think about it, software is now at the core of ensuring the marketing success for most businesses. As a result, this is driving an even greater need for speed during the development cycle. This pressure to speed up the development process is evidenced in the increased adoption of the DevOps approach with Agile development. But accelerati ...

How to Plan a MEAN Stack Application the Right Way

The MEAN (MongoDB, Express, Angular, and NodeJS) Stack is an innovative open source technology that empowers developers to get apps to market rapidly. This is one of the primary reasons driving its popularity within the developer community. If you have chosen MEAN instead of MERN (you can read here what suits you better) this article is for you! Anoth ...

8 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Database for Your Mobile App

Databases are at the heart of most mobile apps, so choosing the right one will be critical to your application’s success. At its most basic, databases collect and store user information during a one-time registration process and after that, it negates the need to repeatedly log into the app. When smartphones first made an appearance, an internet connec ...