What’s all this Flutter about?

What’s all this Flutter about?

In case you missed it, Flutter, the new kid on the mobile development block, allows you to provide a sleek solution for both iOS and Android development platforms using the same source code. This “write once, run anywhere” approach made famous by Java makes app...

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5 steps to make your business cloud agnostic

5 steps to make your business cloud agnostic

Cloud lock-in is a growing concern for businesses who have invested copious amounts of time and resources transitioning their new or legacy systems to the cloud. Once the honeymoon phase of transitioning wears off, you start to ask yourself how portable is my cloud...

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iOS vs Android

iOS vs Android

When you’re building an app, the first decision you need to make is whether to develop for iOS, Android or both. “Although Android is usually easier to start out with, it does require more of a time investment further down the line. Conversely for iOS, it’s harder to...

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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Web development is one of the fastest growing industries, requiring scarce digital skills. There are too few qualified candidates to meet the demand of entry level dev jobs in South Africa. With females representing only 20% of the global tech workforce, there is also...

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Top tools for successful business analysts

Top tools for successful business analysts

In order to be a great business analyst (BA), knowledge of the business, understanding the technical aspects and a capability in the tools of the trade are all key to ensuring high-quality software is delivered on time and as per spec. A complicated role, BAs within...

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Imagine a world without BAs

Imagine a world without BAs

Imagine a client is looking for a bespoke software solution in a world without business analysts (BAs). The developers believe they understand what the clients or business users are looking for, while the users have their own expectations of how the project will...

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Speaking from experience: Q&A with a BA

Speaking from experience: Q&A with a BA

It’s no secret that the role of a business analyst (BA) is all encompassing. Not only does a BA facilitate communication between stakeholders and developers, they often play a central role in aligning the needs of a particular business unit with the capabilities that...

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Uplifting the community

Uplifting the community

Over the past year, BBD has realised two very important things about the community: they love learning from each other and they really love pizza! In 2018, we hosted multiple AWS Jozi, CocoaHeads, Docker JHB, Facebook Dev Circles, Jozi.JS, Jozi-JUG and Kotlin Jozi...

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