Author: Daniel Boterhoven

In our last article, we covered a number of ways that you can Design Your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) by leveraging existing products and services. This can be a simple and cost effective way of getting an early version of your product into the hands of some customers, with the ultimate goal of validate the assumptions you've made about your business model. You may however find that there...

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As internet use continually shifts toward mobile, the importance of offering a good mobile experience increases. In an effort to do so as a developer, you have the option of developing native apps, web apps, and hybrid apps. Many companies have a hard time deciding which approach to take. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at these three approaches and talk...

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The last article in our Startup Series, Validating the Market & Product, covered various methods which are great in helping you to confirm that the assumptions you've made in your new product and business model are indeed correct. In case you missed that article, you can read it here. At this point, we've validated with a considerable degree of confidence that a market exists for our idea...

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As a programmer, you have different options when it comes to database management. As the most common database language, SQL is what you will find used in many systems. However, NoSQL can be good for certain applications. This article is going to discuss the differences, and the times when it is more advantageous to use one over the other. What is SQL? SQL stands for Structured Language Query....

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Most business decision-makers are always looking for ways to improve upon the way that their team functions. When it comes to working with developers, you might be looking for ways to improve the quality of code, build a better team environment, or increase the productivity coming from this department. While there are traditional solutions that may work to get better results, many of them focus on...

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Every business starts with an idea. An idea will typically come from your own personal experience. You may notice that a tool or service is missing which could make your life easier. Or, you may see an opportunity to commercialize an existing process which can be streamlined. You could even just find a product or service that you like and think that you can make...

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Give away something for free? How can that possibly work as a business strategy to drive traffic? Surely it can't, can it? Not only does it work, but it is quickly becoming a marketing strategy used by thousands of corporations around the world. The Free Service/Product Strategy First, let's take a look at some of the history behind this strategy. It was something implemented by Gillette at...

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Recently, online activities have become very much more event-based. These events are often triggered by WebHooks and a lot more online companies are beginning to make use them. Let's take a closer look at these useful applications. What are WebHooks? As an API concept, WebHooks continue to grow in popularity. But what are they exactly? WebHooks, sometimes called an HTTP push API or a web callback, allows...

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In the online world, passwords play a critical role in keeping your data and other important information safe. For this reason, ensuring your passwords remain secure is critical. If not, the consequences can be catastrophic – think the Sony hacks of 2011. Hashed password solutions fall short Many password solutions simply are not good enough and put your data and resources at risk. Let's take a look...

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