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iOS 7 Features That Will Affect Mobile App Development

By Victor Kotov on September 19, 2013
The links to the left of the blue button have gone missing. Recently, we've made a brisk preview of iOS 7 key features that will affect mobile development. Now that iOS 7 is officially released, we can give you a deeper insight.

Celebrating Programmers’ Day 2013

By Daria Gaidamakova on September 17, 2013
Last Friday, September 13th, was the 256th day of the year. If you're a programmer (or happen to work with programmers), you know what that means. Every year on this day, software developers around the world raise a toast to flawless code and celebrate their professional holiday. Needless to say, last Friday was a special day here in Azoft.

How to Use Story Points for Agile Project Estimation

By Anna Orlova on September 6, 2013
Agile projects can be estimated accurately if the right approach is used. Let’s look at the Story Point Approach — or how to make estimations in the agile way. When it comes to agile development projects, there's a bit of a paradox. On one hand, the essence of agile approach is to make all stages of development cycle as transparent as possible for all parties involved. On the other hand, it's often difficult for agile developers to accurately estimate the amount of time it'll take to finish the project, so due dates might seem somewhat mysterious.

What Impact Will iOS 7 Have on Mobile App Development

By Alexandra Seremina on August 20, 2013
The brave new iOS 7 is almost ready to shine, with the official release scheduled for Fall 2013. It's probably too early to make judgements about upcoming changes, since iOS 7 is constantly evolving and Apple is releasing updated SDK once every two weeks or so (as of today, beta 6 is the latest version). But even right now we can make some predictions on how the new OS will affect mobile development, especially when updating apps that are already in the App Store and on users' devices. iOS 6 vs. iOS 7: Picking a date

5 Agile Development Practices We Found Most Useful

By Nikolay Makarov on August 14, 2013
5 Agile Development Practices We Found Most Useful Delivering high-quality software products on time, without overloading developers can be a challenge, but i's definitely not a myth. It's quite possible in teams that have agile methods in their bag of tricks and utilize them on daily basis. The great thing about agile development practices is that they're very flexible and you can choose the methods that work best for your individual project. If you're planning to introduce agile methods in your software development process, take a look at the these 5 techniques, as well as some great tools, that we believe can help your project succeed.

Developer Round Table: Getting Ready for iOS 7 Release

By Anna Orlova on August 9, 2013
Developer Round Table: Getting Ready for iOS7 Release The official iOS 7 release is right around the corner. Judging by what we’ve seen in the beta versions, some significant changes are coming to iOS development cycle. These changes are no doubt important for project cost estimation, that’s why our cost estimation experts asked iOS developer Victor Kotov to discuss with project managers and fellow iOS developers what pitfalls could the new OS conceal.

Mobile Application Development: Native, Web or Hybrid?

By Alexander Sumenko on August 7, 2013
To choose the best mobile application development strategy you should know the peculiarities of native, hybrid, and mobile web apps. In the past couple of years, there’s been much talk among software developers and tech executives about the best approach for developing mobile apps. We believe there is no (and can't possibly be) single universal answer. Quite the opposite, each of the three options — to go native, hybrid or web — has a strong impact on future development and marketing strategy, and can become either a benefit or a burden, depending the nature of your app.

Azoft Team Competes
in Comp Cup 2013

By Daria Gaidamakova on July 30, 2013
Azoft Soccer Team Competes in IT Football 2013 If you've ever heard the stereotype that software developers are boring, nerdy, and spend all day sitting behind  a computer monitor — think again. Comp Cup is an annual football and cheerleading competition for tech companies of Novosibirsk. This year, Azoft participated in Comp Cup 2013 for the first time — and showed some impressive results! Our football (soccer) team took 5th place and our cheerleaders took 2nd place.