Vladimir Kazankov

Replace Your Lead Forms With A Chatbot

Dec 11, 2017
Replace Your Lead Forms With A Chatbot

Lead capture forms were and are widely used lead generation strategies. However, today customer communication preferences are changed: they don’t want to feel boring forms. The messaging plays a more and more significant role. With the rise of Conversational User Interfaces, chatbots become significantly more cost-effective tools in the lead generation than lead capture forms.

SaaS Technology Stack Used by Best Companies

Dec 06, 2017
SaaS Technology Stack Used by Best Companies

Choosing the right technology stack for your custom software development can be a challenging task. What is the best tech stack to develop a SAAS application? Let's discover the hottest technology stacks of the most popular SaaS startups and apps.

List of Successful SaaS Companies in USA

Dec 05, 2017
List of Successful SaaS Companies in USA

Market research before custom software development of a SaaS product starts with getting the list of successful SaaS companies already operated in the US market. When did they found? What is the industry they operate in, their offer for customers, and the business idea behind the app? What tech stack do they use? What are details of their journey to million-dollars in annual revenue? How much funding did they get?

PHP vs Java

Dec 03, 2017
PHP vs Java

Our team is experienced both in PHP programming and Java programming. We have a portfolio of both PHP-based applications and Java-based applications. What do we take into account when considering which tool to use?

Python in Healthcare

Dec 01, 2017
Python in Healthcare

Python is featured among the most popular programming languages in the world. However is Python programming the good idea for the healthcare software development?

Microservices Architecture: Development with Lumen (Laravel) Microframework

Nov 27, 2017
Microservices Architecture: Development with Lumen (Laravel) Microframework

«Microservices» or «microservice architectural style» is an approach to developing a single application as a suite of small parts – services communicated through APIs - compared with «monolithic architectural style» when an application is built as a single unit. It has even allowed different microservices to be written in different programming languages, and they can also be managed by different teams. When is it a good idea to use microservices architecture and why do we use Lumen to build microservices?

PHP 7 review: PERFORMANCE AND Security

Nov 14, 2017
PHP 7 review: PERFORMANCE AND Security

Usage statistics indicate that PHP accounts for over 80 percent of all websites, topping 240 million sites according to the Netcraft web server survey (2013). PHP 7 (2015) is the most important revolution for PHP since the release of PHP 5 in 2004. The speed of PHP 7 and security improvements alone make upgrading to PHP 7 worthwhile. In this post, we will discuss these improvements in more details.

10x Software Development

Oct 16, 2017
10x Software Development

Here, at Belitsoft PHP development company, we constantly learn best practices from our experience and from each other. What is a 10x software developer? Is it the one who writes 10x more lines of code than others? Or provides the better solution that requires 10x less work? Or works more than 8 hours a day? Let's listen to ... the 10x programmers. How do they live and how do they work? Definitely, all of them work and live smarter than others... 

PHP vs Node.js

Oct 12, 2017
PHP vs Node.js

Our team is experienced both in PHP programming and Node.js development. We have a portfolio with both PHP-based applications and Node.js-based applications as well as mixed ones. What do we take into account when considering which tool to use?

The Top 10 Advantages Of Using Laravel PHP Framework

Oct 05, 2017
The Top 10 Advantages Of Using Laravel PHP Framework

Laravel framework is very popular. It is the Most Starred PHP Framework on Github: more than 35 000 developers from all over the world (mostly from the USA) greatly appreciate robust features of this platform. Based on data of the BuiltWith, Laravel's popular websites verticals include Business, Entertainment, Media, News, Shopping, Technology, Vehicles. Why is Laravel so popular?

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

Sep 12, 2017
Microsoft granted $23, 000 to the team with Belitsoft developer

Our custom software developers devote some of their free time to participate in weekend hackathons*. They are already known among professional developers’ community as winners of the What the Hack 2014 (for the alarm box equipped with LEDs that reacts to signals coming from the Internet) and the winner of the special award for innovation in banking & finance at FinTech Minsk Hackathon 2015.

Saas Website Design Inspiration: Footer Design Examples

Aug 14, 2017
Saas Website Design Inspiration: Footer Design Examples

Prospects start evaluating a SaaS product at its website. The SaaS website can be an online lead-generation machine. The conversion and revenue of a SaaS company can be affected by footer design of its marketing (corporate) website. What do some of the best SaaS companies do with their websites’ footers? Look at this list to get and keep in mind some ideas while building or redesigning your SaaS website.

Million-Dollar SaaS Companies, Which Have No… Offices

Jul 21, 2017
Million-Dollar SaaS Companies, Which Have No… Offices

Companies that support remote (distributed, virtual, dispersed, or dedicated) workers and do it well seem to have a huge leg up on the competition. Let’s learn how these successful SaaS companies use global talents to increase software quality and reduce the cost of rent and office supplies: Basecamp, Buffer, Chargify, Convertkit, Ghost(pro), Groove, Hubstaff, Invision, Olark, and Zapier. As the company where you can find a remote PHP developer, we believe that you could utilize their experience and expertise to build your own full remote SaaS company.

Top Entrepreneurs Who Became Rich Starting With MVP (PHOTO)

Jul 20, 2017
Top Entrepreneurs Who Became Rich Starting With MVP (PHOTO)

Belitsoft has a huge experience in MVP software development for startups and prototypes for existing brands. MVP is a minimal version of the product with the minimum set of features that is enough to deploy and test the key hypothesis to solve problems of this product’ potential customers. Experts suggest that, in B2B, it’s not an MVP until you sell it. Viable means you can sell it.

Top Software Developers Shared How They Came Up With Profitable SaaS Ideas

May 06, 2017
Top Software Developers Shared How They Came Up With Profitable SaaS Ideas

The way to get profitable startup idea is not to try to think of startup ideas (including SaaS development). It's to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself.  In fact, for many entrepreneurs, successful business ideas start out as solutions designed to address a challenge they face personally. 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. 

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

May 06, 2017
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 Development? Are there any big and successful websites or enterprise applications built with Laravel framework? There are a ton* of excellent web projects created with Laravel and one can find the world’s best companies among their owners.

Wordpress vs Laravel

May 04, 2017
Wordpress vs Laravel

When developers propose a modern MVC framework (such as Laravel) over a CMS (such as WordPress), non-tech stakeholders are sometimes not so sure 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? Let’s look at an example of WordPress as the most widely-used CMS.

The Biggest Myths Some Software Developers Believe

May 04, 2017
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?

Getting Started With Laravel for Beginners: the Best FREE Quickstart Tutorials

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

Laravel is the Most Starred PHP Framework on Github: more than 30 000 developers from all over the world (mostly from the USA) greatly appreciate robust features of this platform. 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.

PHP 7 review: Scalar Type Declarations and Return Type Declarations

Jan 30, 2017
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.

Full-Stack Framework or Microframework, Laravel or Lumen?

Sep 16, 2016
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?

How Fast are Laravel-based Web Applications?

Sep 12, 2016
How Fast are Laravel-based Web Applications?

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. Are Laravel-based web applications fast enough?

Custom Software Requirements Specification Document Example (International Standard)

Aug 08, 2016
Custom Software Requirements Specification Document Example (International Standard)

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!

Software Requirements Specification Helps to Protect IT Projects From Failure

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

Failed projects are those one that do not meet the original time, cost and quality requirements criteria. IT projects fail without well-defined software requirements. The software requirements specification is a collection of requirements for a particular software product, program, or set of programs that performs certain functions in a specific environment and the criteria for determining whether those requirements are met. 

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

Jun 07, 2016
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.

How to keep offshore software developers under control?

Jun 07, 2016
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