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Is Unit Testing Really Useful for Bug-Free Product Delivery?

At Digi117, we like to engage in unit testing because it helps us work with more confidence. This is because we know that the functionality of the code we wrote is correct. As a result, it also helps us work faster and more efficiently. Sometimes software development teams cut corners because of a tight deadline or budget constraints. But regardless, un ...

Is Hiring an Intern Useful for a Software Development Team?

A lot of companies across industries hire interns (both paid and unpaid) for various reasons. More often than not, businesses engage in this activity as they can benefit from extra hands on board for a short period of time. It’s also a great way for companies to invest in the next generation by helping students gain the skills they will need to succeed. ...

Six Real World Problems That Can Be Solved Immediately With IoT

The internet changed the way we think, work, shop, and the way we solve problems. We really love the internet, apps, and the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s these revolutionary ideas that have given birth to the digital age that’s changing societies across the globe forever. Over the last few years,  programmatic syntax has become more accessible and a l ...

How to Interview a MEAN Stack Developer

So you’re looking to hire a MEAN stack developer for your bootstrap startup or established company and you’re going to conduct the interviews yourself. What questions should you ask to identify the candidate that will be a good fit for your team and project? Not all of us are coders, so this can get complicated very quickly. It’s not an easy task, to sa ...

Seven Ways to Expose a Fake Software Developer

Whether you’re hiring someone in-house or outsourcing your project to a teleconsultant overseas, you have to be able to identify who knows their stuff and who doesn’t. While candidates can seem competent, intelligent, and outspoken, they may not be able to deliver when it comes to actually getting the job done. Discovering that your software engineer do ...

How HR Teams Use VR: Challenges and Opportunities

In 2017 our lives have become significantly high-tech. From our smart homes to cars to workplaces, everything is rapidly getting connected. In fact, technology has had an impact on every facet of our existence. While this is true, human resources (HR) departments have been a little slow to catch on, but that’s now changing. It’s also a welcome change as ...

How Canada Stimulates Evolution of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is the second era of the internet where it provides value through a new distributed platform that can help reshape how we conduct business and transform society for the better. While there was a lot of skepticism when this technology first made its appearance, the perception has completely changed as it continues to prove its worth. Blockchai ...

Choosing the Right Stack For Your Next Web Project: MEAN vs MERN

Although they were great in their heyday, websites with rotating tables and GIFs are now extinct. These days, websites are built with widgets in order to make them load quickly, be more interactive, and more mobile-responsive. Users demand richer experiences from websites and expect something similar to what they would experience using a native mobile ...

How Canada Is Turning AI Ideas Into Dollars

Researchers in Canada had been looking into artificial intelligence (AI) long before the likes of Google and Amazon even existed. Backed by local universities and the government, the nation sort of laid the foundation from where all of the current AI initiatives blast off. But Canada hasn’t really reaped the benefits of decades of investment by the gove ...

The Most Challenging Part of Managing a Software Development Team

Managing any type of team is difficult because it requires people management. Humans aren’t machines, we are complicated, emotional, and have the potential to be distracted. Good management requires anticipation of any possible issues that might come up to maintain team performance and motivation. Developers are equipped with skills that are highly ...