OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT – FACTS, MYTHS & RISKS

The number one reason companies choose to offshore development is usually “cost savings.” According to PayScale, American software developers earn an average of $70,000 per year, a whopping $63,000 more than a typical developer in India who makes just $6,700 annually. But what is the true cost of offshore development?

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What Job Will Your CS Degree Actually Get You?

What is a computer scientist? If you’re like most people, you probably assume they’re all computer geeks with coke-bottle glasses who stare at endless lines of code all day. In reality, however, most jobs available to CS majors involve no programming at all.

This article presents five non-programming jobs that your CS degree will get you.

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Ditch the Degree – 5 Reasons to Rethink a College Degree

For this article, we’ll further elaborate on the ditch the degree movement with five additional reasons why people might choose to forgo college.

Our current approach to higher education has saddled nearly 50 million Americans with a collective college loan debt in excess of $1.56 trillion. This staggering, ever-growing figure is just one of the many reasons why more and more young people are having second thoughts about the traditional university route.

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Diversity & Inclusion – Let’s Make It Personal!

In my introductory post to this series, I said I wasn’t going to spend too much time trying to convince people who didn’t care about diversity that they should. In my second post, I shared the business case anyway. But here’s where my attempt to convince is going to end. That’s because all the literature I’ve read on why some D&I initiatives work and others don’t come to the same conclusion. If the leaders don’t have a personal stake in D&I, D&I will not succeed in their organizations. D&I takes time, money, effort and faith.

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QA & Testing – Your Software Depends On It!

The overarching goal of every software team is to develop a quality product that delivers on all expectations and business needs. But due to the complex nature of most development projects, it can be far too easy to let flaws slip through the cracks.

To ensure your software delivers on its requirements, your team should, ideally, include a dedicated QA and testing arm. Realistically though, most companies struggle to find and retain qualified software engineers, let alone quality assurance and testing personnel. Instead, many are offloading this process to development partners like Techtonic.

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