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Wordpress vs Laravel

May 04, 2017

When developers propose using a modern MVC framework (such as Laravel) over a CMS (such as WordPress), non-tech stakeholders are sometimes unsure whether it is the right choice. Prebuilt CMS 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 for custom software development?

Why Agile Is Good For Customers

Apr 01, 2017

The truth is they really love it! The majority of outsourcing projects are developed within the scope of methodology that are often called as “flexible” (Agile). As a rule, these methodologies are really too flexible and applied on a variety of customers’ requirements. In addition, companies that are involved in outsourcing, often identify themselves as “Agile-oriented", and embellish this orientation to the customers.

How to Make PHP Websites Run Faster

Mar 09, 2017

Known fact that page loading speed is an essential factor for any site. Users are not willing to wait for long pages response and in the worst cases they can leave your site. Search Engines reduce page rank of your site when the speed is too slow; this results in fewer visitors from Search Engines. And, yes, as the site administrator you’ll feel irritation, if you have to wait a long time while managing your site, knowing that this process can be accelerated. All the ways to speed up your site are divided into two basic methods: website software optimization and server software/hardware optimization.

PHP 7 review: Scalar Type Declarations and Return Type Declarations

Jan 31, 2017

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 for their custom software development.

How must the right offshore software development company help the client save thousands of dollars?

Oct 02, 2016

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.

Full-Stack Framework or Microframework, Laravel or Lumen?

Sep 16, 2016

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 for custom software development?

How Fast are Laravel-based Web Applications?

Sep 12, 2016

Web application should run as quickly as possible. Amazon found that every 100ms of latency cost them 1% in sales. Google found that extra .5 seconds in search page generation time dropped traffic by 20%. Broker can lose $4 million in revenues per millisecond if his electronic trading platform is 5 milliseconds behind the competition! It is important not just to develop web application but to develop fast web application, which will result in accelerating revenue. Is Laravel fast enough to use it for custom software development?

Software Requirements Specification Helps to Protect IT Projects From Failure

Aug 08, 2016

Software Requirements Specification Document (SRS) gives business owners a clear vision of how much does it cost to develop their custom software product (web, mobile or desktop one). Who should write a software requirement specification? A business analyst. Belitsoft as a business analysis services company can help you with writing an SRS. Get a free quote or check out how to start custom software development without creating an SRS!

Custom Software Requirements Specification Document Example (International Standard)

Aug 08, 2016

Software Requirements Specification Document (SRS) gives business owners a clear vision of how much does it cost to develop their custom software product (web, mobile or desktop one). Who should write a software requirement specification? A business analyst. Belitsoft as a business analysis services company can help you with writing an SRS. Get a free quote or check out how to start custom software development without creating an SRS!

Offshore Software Development: How to Protect Intellectual Property / Confidential Information

Jun 08, 2016

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

How to keep offshore software developers under control?

Jun 08, 2016

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

Rapid Software Development Principles in Belitsoft

Jun 02, 2016

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.

Project Manager Role & Definition

Jun 03, 2015

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.

Product Manager Role & Definition

May 21, 2015

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.

What Is Scrum Methodology?

Feb 23, 2015

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. This post does not claim to be exhaustive, it is a survey and is addressed to those, who are partially acquainted with it (for example, work in the modified Scrum) or not familiar with the methodology.

Software Engineering Deadlines: Benefits and Disadvantages

Dec 23, 2014

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). I’ve tried to analyze how schedules can ruin the project and how it’s possible to improve future results.

When to Use Fixed Price Model for Software Development

Oct 13, 2013

Every project starts with the request for proposal or the project estimate. The inquirer needs to know price, duration of the project and tries to find out the level of service quality. Request is usually sent to more than one software development company to get a collection of offers to choose the best one

Hi-Tech Park Resident

May 07, 2009

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

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