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Passive Candidates: The biggest recruiting trend of 2023

Passive Candidates: The biggest recruiting trend of 2023

Curated by: Sergio A. MartínezIt's no secret that the software industry is already very competitive in getting the best talent out there, which means employers have to work hard to attract the best and brightest. There’s no shortage of strategies to catch the...

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Superapps: A trend to watch closely in 2023

Superapps: A trend to watch closely in 2023

Curated by: Sergio A. MartínezAfter spending years building up Tesla, SpaceX, and other cutting-edge businesses, Elon Musk has turned his attention to Twitter. He's been a longtime user of the social media platform, and he's become increasingly frustrated with its...

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Why can your career portfolio look like a squiggly line?

Why can your career portfolio look like a squiggly line?

Curated by: Sergio A. MartínezWhat are the expectations you have for your career? And we mean real, tangible things that you can expect from choosing a particular professional field: Autonomy? Flexibility? Knowledge? A better living standard? The chance to grow as a...

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The Bus Factor and Nearshore talent: A net positive outcome

The Bus Factor and Nearshore talent: A net positive outcome

Curated by: Sergio A. MartínezWhen you're cooking up a new software application, it's important to think about the future. We have talked before about measures like futureproofing, refactoring, and how to deal with technical debt to maintain an application in the long...

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DevOpinions: Is the Python language here to stay?

DevOpinions: Is the Python language here to stay?

Curated by: Sergio A. MartínezNo single programming language can claim to be the most popular (as popularity is subjective and depends on factors such as industry type, location, and personal preferences), but Python is certainly one of the best candidates to grab...

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What does success look like to you?

What does success look like to you?

By Scio Team It’s easy to see the idea of success as a default goal, something everyone should be looking for in any endeavor they start. And while it’s true that always looking for a specific destination is part of our nature, what does success mean? Because when we...

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Does one size fit all? The hyperpersonalization of work

Does one size fit all? The hyperpersonalization of work

By Scio Team “Are you an office person, or a home person?” might have been a weird question to ask in a job interview a couple of years ago, but as our relationship with jobs evolves, we begin to understand the different ways people see work, which have an immense...

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You could change the outcome of something by measuring it

You could change the outcome of something by measuring it

There are a lot of opinions about the best possible way of measuring productivity, but that can bring us to another question entirely: why measure it at all? In this second part of our interview with Adolfo Cruz, we dig into the reasons why measuring productivity is...

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The Flexibility of Nearshore Development

The Flexibility of Nearshore Development

By Scio Team The way we conceptualize work is changing, first as a result of the pandemic, and second as a result of technology letting us do something unthinkable a mere five years ago. The result is a landscape where a lot of organizations are more willing than ever...

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Is not always a purely technical approach

Is not always a purely technical approach

How to measure productivity effectively? Adolfo Cruz, Scio’s very own Project Management Office director, offers insights into a question many in the business have in their minds all the time. By Adolfo Cruz.  Building an exact image of productivity is a question...

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Mythbusting:Are introverts better programmers?

Mythbusting:Are introverts better programmers?

There aren’t many professions without a stereotype attached, and programming is sure among them. But are these ideas about the personality of programmers accurate, or are we missing something else? Let’s look into these old myths, and see if they hold up.  By...

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Is AI going to replace human developers?

Is AI going to replace human developers?

The idea of a future when AI can perform all sorts of tasks, even programming, is irresistible, but is it something feasible? Is programming a job that can be done by machines, and if not, why? By Scio Team One of the biggest leaps of these past two decades, and...

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Mythbusting: Are introverts better programmers?

Mythbusting: Are introverts better programmers?

There aren’t many professions without a stereotype attached, and programming is sure among them. But are these ideas about the personality of programmers accurate, or are we missing something else? Let’s look into these old myths, and see if they hold up.  By...

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Remote Work: Soft skills for a successful team

Remote Work: Soft skills for a successful team

By Scio  The importance of soft skills in the workplace cannot be overstated, and doubly so for remote work, when coordinating a team you may not know in person is the core of a successful project. But how to apply those skills? It’s no secret that managing an...

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The Resurgence of the QR Code: When technology saves us.

The Resurgence of the QR Code: When technology saves us.

The December holidays are the perfect moment to look back and celebrate the best things that happened this year. Or in the case of Scio, celebrate all the technologies that manage to make our lives a little easier in 2021, which is why we are taking a look into one of...

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The December Renewal: Celebrate a better job this holiday

The December Renewal: Celebrate a better job this holiday

We know the winter holidays are for kicking back, getting closer to your favorite people, and reflecting on everything that has happened in the last 12 months. And, if you are hunting for a new job, it’s also a seemingly perfect moment to look for an opportunity and...

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Top Software Development Companies In Mexico

Top Software Development Companies In Mexico

Contrary to popular belief, software development isn’t just a Silicon Valley thing. Mexico has exploded onto the tech scene with game-changing companies creating software across the full spectrum of industries.  With a rapidly growing talent pool and shared...

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How To Hire Developers in Mexico

How To Hire Developers in Mexico

When you’re toying with the idea of outsourcing software development outside of the US, Mexico may not be the first country that springs to mind. Especially considering that Southeast Asia has dominated the outsourcing market for over a decade thanks to its cheap...

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Benefits of Agile Development

Benefits of Agile Development

There are multiple methodologies that can be applied during software development, and one of the most popular is the concept of Agile software development. In an Agile environment, applications can be created through the implementation of individualized steps, with...

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Agile Project Initiation

Agile Project Initiation

If you search on the Internet for "agile project initiation" you are going to find a LOT of templates. People want structure and easy answers, so of course, these simple answers rise to the top of every search. Many (if not most) of the templates offered are...

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Successful Software Development Outsourcing

Successful Software Development Outsourcing

As a provider of nearshore successful software development services, Scio has a proprietary interest in assuring the success of our customers' outsourcing projects. But of course, in that respect, we're no different than any service provider. So, it could easily be...

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7 Reasons You Might Need a Software Development Company

7 Reasons You Might Need a Software Development Company

Are you having a difficult time upgrading your services and software products? Do you feel like you are wasting time and resources on starting up your game plan? A lot has changed in the tech world in the past few years. More and more, companies are realizing the...

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Responsibilities of an Agile Software Development Manager

Responsibilities of an Agile Software Development Manager

When we hear the word “agile,” the first thing that comes into our mind is the quick ability to respond to change. This skill is crucial, especially if you want to adapt to the evolving world of technology. This term represents how you are able to think and respond to...

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The 8 Advantages of Custom Software Development

The 8 Advantages of Custom Software Development

To keep up with evolving technologies and operate more efficiently, businesses now require software applications. While some companies acquire ready-to-use applications, many decide to develop their own custom software for a number of reasons. Custom software refers...

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Planned Rotations on Dedicated Teams – Winning Strategy?

Planned Rotations on Dedicated Teams – Winning Strategy?

Rotating team members on agile software development teams is a controversial subject. Some leaders in the agile community are strongly opposed to the idea and won't consider it at any level. Others are open to the subject, but frankly too concerned about the possible...

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Poor Results? 5 Major Concerns in Offshore Outsourcing

Poor Results? 5 Major Concerns in Offshore Outsourcing

Do you have experience with outsourcing software development through an offshore vendor? What were some of the problems you faced? What problems did you recognize? What problems were glossed over in the final analysis that contributed to less than optimal results?...

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Best Practices for Distributed Agile – Part 5 of 5

Best Practices for Distributed Agile – Part 5 of 5

Common Myths & Misconceptions for Distributed Agile Teams in Software Development Throughout this series, we have explored some of the best practices for agile-scrum teams, but in the light of distributed team situations. Scio provides software development teams -...

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Best Practices for Distributed Agile – Part 4 of 5

Best Practices for Distributed Agile – Part 4 of 5

Organizational & Team Best Practices In the previous article in this series, we started exploring the general organizational and team best practices for agile-scrum projects. In this article, we're going to finish up a few basic issues and then move into points...

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Best Practices for Distributed Agile – Part 3 of 5

Best Practices for Distributed Agile – Part 3 of 5

Organizational and Team Best Practices While it might seem that adopting the agile-scrum framework to distributed teams is all about the right tools (especially if you read marketing materials from tool makers), in general, it is more about how you organize your teams...

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The 5 Variables of Project Estimation

The 5 Variables of Project Estimation

Our thoughts on this subject come from practical experience. Companies who come to Scio with their projects often come with a multi-megabyte PDF, UML diagrams, and a list of specifications. “Give us a firm, fixed price for getting this project done by June 2nd at 2pm...

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Lean Software Product Development in 4 Phases

Lean Software Product Development in 4 Phases

When you develop software products in a repeatable, production fashion, you have to step back occasionally and take the long view so you can properly discuss the process with clients. We've been involved in that exercise recently and I thought it might be useful to...

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What Makes Software Services Companies Successful?

What Makes Software Services Companies Successful?

When building any kind of company, there are steps you must take that will do the most to ensure your success. These steps are especially lucrative when building a company that works for other companies such as the ever-growing industry of software-as-a-service. It...

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SaaStr Annual 2019: Key takeaways

SaaStr Annual 2019: Key takeaways

Our Service Delivery Manager Rod Aburto and our PMO Adolfo Cruz attended the 5th SaaSt Annual event. They were lucky to hear from the best executives, founders, and VC's in SaaS. In this article, they share with us their experience and some key points that were...

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Best Practices for Distributed Agile – Part 2 of 5

Best Practices for Distributed Agile – Part 2 of 5

Technical Best Practices Building on the discussion of distributed agile-scrum teams in software development we started in the first post in this series, in this post we will discuss some of the principle technical best practices our team at Scio has found to be...

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Best Practices for Distributed Agile – Part 1 of 5

Best Practices for Distributed Agile – Part 1 of 5

Practices required for distributed teams: Basically Agile (and Scrum!) The use of the agile methodology in combination with the Scrum framework is a widely accepted industry standard for software development throughout the world. Together the methodologies...

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10 Risks of Offshore Outsourcing

10 Risks of Offshore Outsourcing

Offshore outsourcing or offshoring, in short, refers to hiring a third party company that operates in another country to take care of some business operations or services for you. It is a business strategy to lower business costs without sacrificing the quality of the...

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Soft Skills for Software Development Teams

Soft Skills for Software Development Teams

Background Before we discuss this subject - let’s reach a common understanding of what we mean by Soft Skills for Software Development Teams. Developing custom software requires a clear understanding of what the client needs to accomplish with the finished product. If...

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Recognizing Cultural Differences in Outsourcing

Recognizing Cultural Differences in Outsourcing

First, let me say this is not an article for budding sociologists or business leaders who think that the last 20 years of increased person-to-person connectivity across the world, with the Internet, social media, entertainment and globalization, have broken down the...

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4 Characteristics of Great Agile Software Development Teams

4 Characteristics of Great Agile Software Development Teams

It has always been said that the kind of members you take in your team determines the success rate of a project. This is true for software developers, especially because completing a project takes a lot of time, money, and energy. The Agile Manifesto started in 2001....

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5 Key Considerations in UX Design for Software Applications

5 Key Considerations in UX Design for Software Applications

In this modern age of technology mostly dominated by applications, one of software developers’ major considerations is how the overall product or application affects user experience. When we mention ‘user’ and ‘design’, two things come to mind: User Interface (UI) and...

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How to Divide Responsibilities in Your Startup

How to Divide Responsibilities in Your Startup

Startups are an exciting place to be right now. They are full of ideas, passion, and a race to become the next Unicorn. Everyone wants to work for the next Uber or Snapchat, but their meteoric rise to prominence was the result of a complex series of steps, setbacks,...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Building a SaaS Application

Advantages and Disadvantages of Building a SaaS Application

As computer and internet technologies have evolved, so have the products and applications that are available. While it used to be that software applications would come as a self-contained program, more companies are switching to SaaS-based platforms. Essentially, a...

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The Importance of Having Business Management Software

The Importance of Having Business Management Software

Every business, big or small, has a great number of activity going on at all times and has a lot of things that they need to keep track of. This is why businesses ranging anywhere from a large chain to a singular freelancer can benefit greatly from a business...

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10 Hidden Costs of Outsourcing

10 Hidden Costs of Outsourcing

Outsourcing is a standard practice in the software development industry and it continues to experience steady growth, year after year. Among the common drivers cited are lowering costs of outsourcing, rapid acquisition of skilled resources,  and avoiding staff...

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Is Your Outsourcing Partner a Body-Shop?

Is Your Outsourcing Partner a Body-Shop?

In one sense or another, we've all heard the term "body shop." In the world of automobiles and mechanics, it refers to a shop that repairs or modifies car bodies, but in software development, it refers to outsourcing vendors who use contract labor to fill their...

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