10X Programmer: I've paid a high price to achieve this (PHOTO)
10X Programmer: I've paid a high price to achieve this (PHOTO)

Nobody knows exactly what is a 10x software programmer because there is no widely accepted definition. So, let’s listen to ... 10x programmers. How do they live and how do they work? Definitely, all of them work and live either harder or smarter than many of us... Are you considered as a 10x programmer? Please, share your advices with us in comments below. 

May 23, 2017
American Business Persons Say It is a Good Idea to Outsource Software Development in Belarus
American Business Persons Say It is a Good Idea to Outsource Software Development in Belarus

We think that Software Development in Belarus has many advantages. However, what do real American and British business persons think about Belarusian IT outsourcing companies?

May 12, 2017
How Much Does A Custom Software Development Cost
How Much Does A Custom Software Development Cost

You will be surprised when you compare the prices from various software development companies in the USA or offshore. They can differ significantly! How then can you not be fooled with the price? 

May 12, 2017
Top Software Developers Who Became Rich Starting With MVP (PHOTO)
Top Software Developers Who Became Rich Starting With MVP (PHOTO)

Creating a SaaS application has never being a problem. The problem is creating a successful SaaS business that can scale. Before developing complex and expensive software for their startups, they used very interesting tactics. Are you ready to repeat?

May 12, 2017
PHP vs Node js ... Let's be honest: Node.js couldn't kill PHP. Why?
PHP vs Node js ... Let's be honest: Node.js couldn't kill PHP. Why?

Which is better for back-end - PHP or Node.js? Is Node.js killing PHP? What do developers of our software development company Belitsoft take into account when deciding which technology to use for a new web application?

May 05, 2017
Built With Laravel: 10+ Reputable Companies and Startups that Use Laravel Framework for their Web Projects
Built With Laravel: 10+ Reputable Companies and Startups that Use Laravel Framework for their Web Projects

Whether great or widely known companies are using Laravel. Are any startups using Laravel? Are there any big and successful websites or enterprise applications built with Laravel?

May 05, 2017
The Biggest Myths Some Software Developers Believe
The Biggest Myths Some Software Developers Believe

What are some popular myths in software development? Why are they myths, and how did they become popular? Some of these are myths because they were once true, other because they are convenient distortions in order to promote an agenda, and some because they are naive over-simplifications. Do you agree with these opinions?

May 04, 2017
Software Developers After 40, 50 and 60 Who Are Still Coding (PHOTO)
Software Developers After 40, 50 and 60 Who Are Still Coding (PHOTO)

Is software development really a dead end job after 40? Let’s listen to the stories of top software developers after 40, 50 and 60 who turned down managerial positions and still practice programming for a living.

Apr 23, 2017
Top Software Developers Shared How They Came Up With Profitable SaaS Ideas
Top Software Developers Shared How They Came Up With Profitable SaaS Ideas

The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It's to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself. Solving the problem that frustrates you - may be one of the best ways of finding an idea for your startup. Look at these software developers who acted accordingly before they found success.

Apr 19, 2017
Top 10 Software Developers Who Started After 35, 40 Or 50 (PHOTO)
Top 10 Software Developers Who Started After 35, 40 Or 50 (PHOTO)

Is it too late to become a software developer after 35? Are 35, 40, or 50 too old to learn programming? Famous and ordinary programmers who started late Aimee Morgan, Clayton Boyle, Wendy Zenone, Bill Barnett, Tyson Daugherty, Sara Powell, Derek Langton, Pavol Almasi, Laurie Alaoui and others are ultimately showing by example that «it's never too late to change career to do what you love or what you are passionate about».

Apr 10, 2017
Why is Laravel so popular?
Why is Laravel so popular?

Developers can start to build a Laravel application within a few minutes! It’s always a fun process. Laravel gives the right tools and nice ideas to help build website faster, more stable and very easy to maintain.

Apr 04, 2017
Getting Started With Laravel for Beginners: the Best FREE Quickstart Tutorials
Getting Started With Laravel for Beginners: the Best FREE Quickstart Tutorials

Thinking about Laravel 5 but don’t know where to start? Among the features that make Laravel framework better than others there are awesome documentation, community and step-by-step tutorials. In this post, to save your time, we've gathered expert advices on how to download, install and configure your first Laravel-based project.

Apr 04, 2017
How to Make PHP Websites Run Faster
How to Make PHP Websites Run Faster

Known fact that page loading speed is an essential factor for any site. Using the outlined methods in this article, you’ll be able to speed up your PHP site quickly and effectively regardless of it’s platform (Yii, Symphony, Drupal, Joomla or any other – it doesn’t matter).

Mar 09, 2017
PHP 7 review: Scalar Type Declarations and Return Type Declarations
PHP 7 review: Scalar Type Declarations and Return Type Declarations

PHP 7 introduced new features: scalar type declarations and return type declarations. In this post we will show how these features makes the maintenance of large pieces of code significantly easier by multiple developers and writing more robust tests. For the owner of the large PHP-based application it means more quality with less money spent in a long-term perspective.

Jan 30, 2017
PHP 7 review: Upgrading For Performance and Security Reasons
PHP 7 review: Upgrading For Performance and Security Reasons

Tumblr has upgraded its servers and web app’s code from PHP 5 to PHP 7. Almost immediately Tumblr’ developers saw the latency drop by half, and the CPU load on the servers decrease by at least 50%. Badoo freed up around 300 servers ($100,000 a year in hosting cost savings) and got a visual performance boost at the same time (overall response time improved by about 40%)!

Dec 14, 2016
Cost of Quality IT Outsourcing in Belarus is twice cheaper than in the USA
Cost of Quality IT Outsourcing in Belarus is twice cheaper than in the USA

Outsourcing software development to Belarus is 50-60% cheaper than software development in the USA and 30-40% cheaper than in Germany.

Oct 11, 2016
Belitsoft Company Included in the Top Enterprise Software Development Firms-2016
Belitsoft Company Included in the Top Enterprise Software Development Firms-2016

Washington-based B2B ratings and reviews agency rates more than 300 enterprise software development firms from all over the world. Belitsoft is listed in the Top 30 of them.

Oct 11, 2016
Working hours in the USA overlap with those in Belarus, but not in India or China
Working hours in the USA overlap with those in Belarus, but not in India or China

When outsourcing faces the lack of real-time communication with remote developers, it can lead to misunderstandings, mistakes and, as a consequence, serious increase in product price (time is money) or software failures.

Oct 07, 2016
American Gartner experts recommend to outsource software development in Belarus
American Gartner experts recommend to outsource software development in Belarus

An American information technology research and advisory company Gartner included Belarus in the TOP offshore software development locations due to "the highly skilled and cost-effective workforce".

Oct 04, 2016
The Top 10 Advantages Of Using Laravel PHP Framework
The Top 10 Advantages Of Using Laravel PHP Framework

In this article, we will list some of the most common problems, which very often arise during web development, and will demonstrate how Laravel PHP Framework enables us to solve all these common problems fast (read as “cost-effectively”).

Sep 17, 2016
Full-Stack Framework or Microframework, Laravel or Lumen?
Full-Stack Framework or Microframework, Laravel or Lumen?

What is a microframework? Are there any benefits of using a microframework as opposed to a full-stack framework? What are some examples of when it's right to use a microframework instead of a full-stack framework?

Sep 16, 2016
Microservices Architecture: Development with Lumen (Laravel) Microframework
Microservices Architecture: Development with Lumen (Laravel) Microframework

When is it a good idea to use microservices architecture and why do we use Lumen to build microservices?

Sep 15, 2016
RESTful API Development with Lumen (Laravel) Microframework
RESTful API Development with Lumen (Laravel) Microframework

When is it necessary to develop an API for the application and why do we choose Lumen (Laravel) framework for this?

Sep 14, 2016
Wordpress vs Laravel
Wordpress vs Laravel

Prebuilt CMS such as Wordpress might seem a money/time saver and a more obvious tool to accomplish their business tasks. However, when is it really better to use a CMS rather than a typical modern framework such as Laravel?

Sep 13, 2016
How Fast are Laravel-based Web Applications?
How Fast are Laravel-based Web Applications?

It is important not just to develop web application but to develop fast web application, which will result in accelerating revenue. Are Laravel-based web applications fast enough?

Sep 12, 2016
Software Requirements Specification Document Example (International Standard)
Software Requirements Specification Document Example (International Standard)

Failure projects are those ones that do not meet the original time, cost and quality requirements criteria. The common cause of software project failure: absence of well-defined requirements. 

Aug 08, 2016
Software Requirements Specification Helps to Protect IT Projects From Failure
Software Requirements Specification Helps to Protect IT Projects From Failure

Failure projects are those ones that do not meet the original time, cost and quality requirements criteria. IT projects fail without well-defined software requirements.

Aug 08, 2016
Microsoft granted $23, 000 to the team with Belitsoft developer
Microsoft granted $23, 000 to the team with Belitsoft developer

Sergey is a senior full-stack developer at Belitsoft offshore software development company. At the moment (in June, 2016) he works as a full-time member of the dedicated development team for one of Belitsoft's clients from Israel.

Jun 30, 2016
How must the right offshore software development company help the client save thousands of dollars?
How must the right offshore software development company help the client save thousands of dollars?

One-half of unsuccessful projects are related to ineffective communications and this translates to US$75,000 that are at risk for every US$1 million spent on the projects, according to the business research from The Project Management Institute (the US nonprofit professional organization for project management, 480,000+ members). A company is not only risking funds, but also it is risking project success rates.

Jun 07, 2016
Belarusian Developers Are Culturally Compatible With Americans
Belarusian Developers Are Culturally Compatible With Americans

As Forrester (an American independent technology and market research company) stated, “to succeed in their offshoring efforts, sourcing professionals will need to include cultural alignment as a key selection criterion”.

Jun 07, 2016
General Agreement, NDA, Employee Confidentiality Contract. How to protect intellectual property / confidential information while outsourcing?
General Agreement, NDA, Employee Confidentiality Contract. How to protect intellectual property / confidential information while outsourcing?

If vendor cannot be trusted to protect trade secrets, then the risks of an offshoring software development may outweigh its potential benefits.  Hence, it is critical to review the intellectual property policy of the potential offshoring supplier.

Jun 07, 2016
How to keep offshore software developers under control?
How to keep offshore software developers under control?

Lack of control over offshore software developers may lead to broken promises, failure to deliver product on time and increase in its price

Jun 07, 2016
Belarusians Have Won at Google Hash Code 2016
Belarusians Have Won at Google Hash Code 2016

Roman Udovichenko and Sergey Bychkouski took the first place during the competition Google Hash Code 2016. Google reported the results. Roman and Sergey (YMTeam) have 1,017,218 points. The second place went to the Russian team Ababahalamaha with 991,562 scores and the third place took Die Bergbokbende from South Africa (964,632 scores).

Mar 22, 2016
How To Successfully Outsource Software Development
How To Successfully Outsource Software Development

As an experienced application development outsourcing service provider, Belitsoft can assure that software outsourcing is a great way for many businesses to compensate the lack of their internal expertise and limited budget. At the same time the process of software outsourcing is more complex than, say, outsourcing of customer services. It requires deep understanding of the situation, effective management and control of information technology assets from a remote location. But it can be very rewarding if approached professionally.

Mar 14, 2016
Is It Possible To Develop High-Quality And Inexpensive Software Quickly?
Is It Possible To Develop High-Quality And Inexpensive Software Quickly?

If you live in the US or Europe and look for a better contractor to develop custom software quickly and inexpensively, then initially you turn to local resources. Sometimes these expenses can be too high for you, because local costs for programmers' services in the US and Europe deeply differ from other countries.

Feb 25, 2016
Belitsoft Is Featured Among 20 Most Promising .NET Development Solution Providers by CIOReview
Belitsoft Is Featured Among 20 Most Promising .NET Development Solution Providers by CIOReview

We are glad to inform that Belitsoft Company was recently featured in CIOReview, under 20 Most Promising .NET Development Solution Providers. According to the latest edition, our company leverages comprehensive programming model of .NET framework to deliver various services including mobile application development for Windows OS, Custom .NET business solutions development, .NET software integration, and migration to .NET framework.

Jan 15, 2016
We're Excited To Launch Angular Team Project
We're Excited To Launch Angular Team Project

Belitsoft launched AngularTeam project, due to AngularJS Framework popularity growth. Starting from 2010 we’ve been using Angular JS framework to create innovative and effective software solutions for our customers.

Dec 18, 2015
Belitsoft Becomes Microsoft Gold Partner Application Development
Belitsoft Becomes Microsoft Gold Partner Application Development

Our gained status is the highest level of partnership and reflects not only the highly qualified staff and software quality of Belitsoft, but also proves the significant experience in creating solutions using Microsoft products and technologies.

Nov 26, 2015
Project Management Approach in Belitsoft
Project Management Approach in Belitsoft

The approach of Belitsoft Company to project management aims at solving customers’ tasks in the fastest and most transparent manner while simultaneously improving the project by being adaptable due to the use of flexible techniques, as well as a pro-active position.

Nov 24, 2015
Belitsoft Among Top Web And Software Developers In Belarus
Belitsoft Among Top Web And Software Developers In Belarus

On September 3, 2015 Clutch.co published a new report on Top Belarus-based Web and Software Developers. According to this information Clutch.co leverages the leading companies focused in software and web development services, along with their abilities to deliver reliably on clients’ expectations.

Sep 04, 2015
Fixed Price or Time & Material or Dedicated Team: What To Choose
Fixed Price or Time & Material or Dedicated Team: What To Choose

Let’s say you decided to develop software without having your own team of developers for the project and for some reason you don’t want to hire additional people in your company. It’s clear that you cannot move forward without a help of contractor. But what type of cooperation model you need to choose: Fixed Price or Time & Material or Dedicated Team Model.

Jul 02, 2015
Project Manager Role & Definition
Project Manager Role & Definition

Project Manager - is an expert who is responsible for project management: designing and prioritization, tasks scheduling, control, communication and rapid problem solving. It's a non-technical profession, but majority of people are former developers, quality testers or from customer service department.

Jun 03, 2015
Product Manager Role & Definition
Product Manager Role & Definition

Product management - is one of those professions, that is difficult to describe and give a clear definition (it refers to any organization), partly because in each company people are doing this work in a different way. Not long ago, I discussed with my friends: "who is a product manager?". Some of them have recently started to work in this field, others have already achieved some success in this area.

May 21, 2015
Business Analyst Role & Definition
Business Analyst Role & Definition

Business Analyst is a person who investigates customer’s problem, looking for solutions and develops idea into the form of requirements, which will be used by the developers when creating a product in the future.

May 21, 2015
How To Hire A Programmer: Complete Guide
How To Hire A Programmer: Complete Guide

If you are planning or doing outsourcing by utilizing full time outsourcing staff and from time to time your outsourcing vendor augments your team, then this article will be interesting for you to read as you will understand what actions your vendor and you should do in order to: Improve speed of augmenting your team, improve quality of staff provided, reduce your efforts and time

Apr 23, 2015
What Is Scrum Methodology?
What Is Scrum Methodology?

In 2015 I would like to continue my analysis on project management. Previously, I touched upon the question of comparison of software development methodologies. Today, we briefly examine Scrum methodology, and have a look at typical mistakes that can lead to problems.

Feb 23, 2015
Belitsoft Has Been Included In Top 5 Joomla Developers
Belitsoft Has Been Included In Top 5 Joomla Developers

Bestwebdesignagencies.com has reported the January 2015 rankings of top Joomla development firms. According to Bestwebdesignagencies.com Belitsoft takes 4th place this month. Web development Companies are placed through a process of comparison and analysis of their activities during the month.

Jan 29, 2015
Software Engineering Deadlines: Benefits and Disadvantages
Software Engineering Deadlines: Benefits and Disadvantages

I found myself thinking that existing schedules in software development can give negative effect. Nevertheless more people still insist that schedules play a positive role. I think it’s necessary to apply it with care (just like any other «Silver bullet» for software development).

Dec 23, 2014
Belitsoft Attended the Next Web Conference USA
Belitsoft Attended the Next Web Conference USA

This year Belitsoft attended the Next Web Conference in US, New York. It was held on September 10th and aroused the interest among many other people including Belitsoft Company.

Dec 12, 2014
What Can Be Helpful For Project Manager In The Course Of Work With Programmers?
What Can Be Helpful For Project Manager In The Course Of Work With Programmers?

This subject of discussion is always popular among other authors who are familiar with the question of relations between PM’s and coders. Here are 5 thoughts that Dmitry Baraishuk – Project Manager with 8 years managing developer experience – would like to share with you.

Oct 15, 2014
The Magic Power Of “Updates” In Communication And Software Development (Part III)
The Magic Power Of “Updates” In Communication And Software Development (Part III)

The question is - if Project manager should inform Customer in case the project development failed or any other bad news appeared which impacts project schedule, budget and timeline? I think that definitely Yes and I will explain why.

Sep 12, 2014
Not Sure What to Choose? Outsourcing Company vs. Freelancers
Not Sure What to Choose? Outsourcing Company vs. Freelancers

What is the reason for searching for outsource developers? Let's say you want to find programmer who is familiar with little-known CMS, or to help your in-house team working on high-loaded and tight schedule project. For several years I have gained some experience while working with freelancers and outsourcing companies and currently, as a representative of Belitsoft, I want to share some thoughts on that and give some tips how to hire right experts for specified task.

Sep 04, 2014
Amasty: New Mageplace Owners
Amasty: New Mageplace Owners

Popular MagePlace project, created in the depth of Belitsoft Company was acquired by belarusian company focused on Magento extensions development - Amasty.

Aug 01, 2014
Developed in Belarus: Wargaming Game Development Studio
Developed in Belarus: Wargaming Game Development Studio

In our previous article we’ve already touched upon the cross-platform messaging application Viber (WhatsApp direct competitor), developed in Belarus. Now it’s time to get acquainted with the second famous software development company from Belarus, or better to say, famous game development studio, which started their way in Minsk and now has offices in other cities across the whole world.

Jul 22, 2014
Developed in Belarus: Viber – 100 Million Monthly Active Users
Developed in Belarus: Viber – 100 Million Monthly Active Users

As the outsourcing software development company from Belarus, we always seek some successful stories or advantages of software outsourcing to Belarus . Today we want to share the story of well-known Viber application, which was developed in Belarus!

Jul 17, 2014
Communication In Outsource Software Development (Part II)
Communication In Outsource Software Development (Part II)

In my previous article I explained in a couple of words how communication is important during the process of software development. In this article I’ll try to provide a few practical approaches how to improve communication process.

Jul 11, 2014
Belitsoft has been Included in Top .NET Developers & Development Firms
Belitsoft has been Included in Top .NET Developers & Development Firms

We are gladly inform you that Belitsoft has been included in Top .NET Developers List of recent SourcingLine research.

Jun 23, 2014
Rapid Software Development Principles in Belitsoft
Rapid Software Development Principles in Belitsoft

Ideally, the development of any program begins with the formation of crisp system understanding. System project is a living image that is formed in your imagination. Clear understanding of the project leads to the creation of first program version.

Jun 02, 2014
A Comparison of Software Development Methodologies
A Comparison of Software Development Methodologies

Methodology – it’s a system of principles, as well as a set of ideas, concepts, methods, techniques and tools that define the style of software development.

May 12, 2014
When to Use Fixed Price Model for Software Development
When to Use Fixed Price Model for Software Development

Every time you buy something, price is always one of the cornerstones. Same goes for software development (yes, it does). Is it always possible to know the exact price of software development project before a contract is signed in general?

Dec 13, 2013
Glimpse of Impressions of the Joomla!Day UK 2013
Glimpse of Impressions of the Joomla!Day UK 2013

English garden, English breakfast and Joomla! Belitsoft provides Joomla development services from 2004, and our project JoomPlace is one of the top Joomla extensions vendors in Europe.

Oct 16, 2013
Belitsoft Grew More than 20% in 2012
Belitsoft Grew More than 20% in 2012

Thanks to our team’s curiosity, energy and our clients’ and management support the company develops and progress in many directions. In 2012 the staff number at Belitsoft passed 100 and we experienced 20+% growth.

Feb 07, 2013
New Communication Possibilities with Microsoft Lync Server 2010
New Communication Possibilities with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Get to higher effectiveness and involvement level. ELearning software development is one of the main expertise areas at Belitsoft. And now we can offer web learning software with high communication and effectiveness level using the most current achievement in collaboration tools design. Now you can arrange online real time learning with Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Feb 16, 2012
Joomla! CMS is the Best Open Source CMS in 2011
Joomla! CMS is the Best Open Source CMS in 2011

Joomla CMS is one of the most popular Open Source CMS platforms in the world. It can be used to build a website, a blog, a corporate intranet portal – very wide area of use. Here in Belitsoft we recognize the endless benefits one may get from Joomla CMS. We use this platform as one of our main expertise branches and provide Joomla development services to give our client quality and secure software products.

Jan 13, 2012
Belitsoft at International Conferences Dedicated to eLearning
Belitsoft at International Conferences Dedicated to eLearning

On December 1-2, 2011 Belitsoft company participated in VII International scientific and methodical conference "Distance Learning - An Educational Environment of the XXI Century". 

Dec 12, 2011
ISO 9001 is Completed
ISO 9001 is Completed

Aug 13, 2009
Hi-Tech Park Resident
Hi-Tech Park Resident

On May 7, 2009 Belitsoft software development company became the resident of the Belarusian Hi-Tech Park.

May 07, 2009
Vtiger Development And Customization
Vtiger Development And Customization

Keeping together is a progress: Belitsoft is now a certified vtiger solution partner.

Dec 21, 2007