NativeScript vs. React Native

I was recently contracted out by a Fortune 500 company to research the feasibility of implementing either React Native or NativeScript as a future mobile solution for a specific software product within the company. I spent over two months building a prototype application in each framework and documented every highlight, pain point and milestone along …

Is Data Modeling Only About Modeling Data?

Velocity is a key factor in consulting and projects delivery. This is no different for data engineering/science projects. The urge to develop a “functional” product plus the creation of new tools such as Azure Machine Learning Studio have made it quite easy to create a model for data. With a “plug and play” framework you …

Implementing Cloud Microservices to Develop Highly Scalable Applications

What are Microservices? Before we can implement microservices in a cloud environment, we must understand what microservices are. A microservice is a software development technique using any programming language, built independently and run as a self-contained process to work with other microservices in a distributed environment that delivers unique granular level functionality. There are various …

When Is My Data Big Enough to Be Considered Big Data?

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about “small data.” It was a kind of a new term for me, which is defined as the amount of data a human mind can comprehend; if the mind is not able to accomplish this, then the term used is “Big Data.” We are all aware of how fast …

Tips and Tricks for New Grads

As I was scrolling through my Facebook Newsfeed recently, I came across a post that said “I used to think high schoolers were so grown up until I was one. I thought college kids were so cool and put together until I was one. I thought adults knew everything and now let me tell you… …

Java is Cold Coffee

Every single developer and architect has their language of choice, whether its Fortran, A, B, C, C++, C#, Python, Java, JavaScript or any of the countless languages developed by numerous individuals and companies. They all offer advantages and disadvantages for various business needs which, today, must be taken into account when architecting an application. What …

Tips for Practical Web Application Architecture

At Intersys, we understand that developing a great application largely depends on creating the right type of web application architecture. If you’re a CEO, CTO, software developer, consultant, or another stakeholder creating a software product, there are countless decisions to be made from high-level project management to the nitty-gritty, in-the-weeds details that can consume a …

The SA Spurs Formula for Software Development Teamsmanship

The SA Spurs Formula for Software Development Teamsmanship   Just saying that word “Teamsmanship” seems uncanny, doesn’t it?  It is so new that most spell-checking software underscores it alerting you that this word is incorrect. What does it mean? Teamsmanship? Briefly stated, it is the practice of working as a team. Now, you are probably thinking, …

PowerApps, the Successor to InfoPath

If you were one of the many SharePoint users that utilized InfoPath forms to enhance your SharePoint implementation, PowerApps may be in your future. As we are all aware, the Microsoft InfoPath 2010 mainstream support ended in October of 2015 and Microsoft InfoPath 2013 mainstream support ends in 2021. You now have the option to …
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