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Iterative development: the secret to great product launches

When Elon Musk founded SpaceX with a dream to colonize Mars, few believed that in ten years the company would disrupt the whole industry. His approach to building rockets is called iterative development (and it can help you make better software).

Top DevOps tools: what we love and use in MindK

We have invested plenty of time researching and deciding which tools to include in our DevOps tool package. Our decisions are based on almost ten years of experience in the IT industry and we are ready to share the list of best devops tools with you.

The right way to build a geolocation app

From looking up directions on Google Maps to hailing a taxi via Uber, geolocation apps have become a backbone for many thriving businesses. But can you develop an app that would enjoy similar success?

How software ideas are born: step-by-step guide on generating one for 2019

Software and web development has provided us with solutions in almost every sphere of our lives. It would seem that everything has already been invented. But this is definitely not true. 

It has been a great year in MindK [Highlights of 2018]

Technology is changing the way businesses interact with the world, and MindK, as a custom software developer, has continued to have a front seat in this constant business transformation. 

Market validation or how to validate the project idea before going ‘All in’

Most business ideas sound good and look fresh in our heads, while a good many of them die after falling into customer hands. Since entering the market with a new product is almost walking the edge, market validation under real-life conditions is crucial before launching.

Web

React vs Vue: What is the best choice for 2019?

Front-end development can be confusing with new JavaScript libraries sprouting like mushrooms after a summer rain. Each time you start a new project, you face a tough choice: stick with your battle-tested stack or experiment with cutting-edge tech?

OSX 2018: Embracing digital transformation

We live in a period of profound economic and political anxiety. Following a decade of slow growth, the UK faces the uncertainty of Brexit. AI, Blockchain, IoT, Big Data, and Cloud are changing the way companies do their businesses. To confront these issues heads on, we visited Outsourcing Summit and Expo (OSX) 2018.

What is MVP in Agile and why does it matter?

Any starting business is unprofitable at the initial stage. To earn money, it needs to gain a certain scale and acquire customers. When developing a software product, the main thing from the very beginning is not to lose focus, recognize and admit mistakes in time, and not be afraid to make difficult decisions. 

How to win customer loyalty with location-based apps

Starbucks knows when I go to work. Their app can access my location and purchase history. So when I pass by the nearest coffee shop, it sends me an offer I can’t resist – a cup of Java Chip Frappuccino (600 calories) at 25% off. And while I’m sipping this unholy goodness, here’s how similar strategy can help your business.