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10 Strategies for More Effective Sprint Retrospectives

Sprint retrospectives are an essential aspect of Agile development, offering a platform for teams to reflect and flourish. This guide will shed light on some effective ways to conduct retrospectives, ensuring they are not just routine meetings, but catalysts for continuous team improvement. As a key element of Agile practices, sprint retrospectives are more than just discussions — they're opportunities for growth and learning.

Sprint retrospectives are an essential aspect of Agile development, offering a platform for teams to reflect and flourish. This guide will shed light on some effective ways to conduct retrospectives, ensuring they are not just routine meetings, but catalysts for continuous team improvement. As a key element of Agile practices, sprint retrospectives are more than just discussions — they're opportunities for growth and learning.

Cypress Workshop: A Developer’s Guide to Simplified Testing

What is Cypress?

Cypress, an open-source tool, streamlines web application testing with its real-time execution feature. This enables developers to actively observe and engage with tests as they occur, offering a unique interactive experience. Primarily focusing on user interface testing, Cypress stands out for its straightforward and user-friendly syntax. It's versatile, supporting a range of tests including end-to-end, component, integration, and unit tests, making it a comprehensive solution for developers looking to ensure their web applications perform as expected.

What is Cypress?

Cypress, an open-source tool, streamlines web application testing with its real-time execution feature. This enables developers to actively observe and engage with tests as they occur, offering a unique interactive experience. Primarily focusing on user interface testing, Cypress stands out for its straightforward and user-friendly syntax. It's versatile, supporting a range of tests including end-to-end, component, integration, and unit tests, making it a comprehensive solution for developers looking to ensure their web applications perform as expected.

Unlocking the Power of Django Advanced Queries

Introduction

In his workshop, (watch it here), TSL software engineer Nick Prat discusses advanced query techniques in Django, focusing on Aggregates, Annotations, and Subqueries. The session is designed to provide a deeper understanding of these features, demonstrating their role in improving query efficiency and handling larger datasets in Django.  Specifically, Nick covered:

Introduction

In his workshop, (watch it here), TSL software engineer Nick Prat discusses advanced query techniques in Django, focusing on Aggregates, Annotations, and Subqueries. The session is designed to provide a deeper understanding of these features, demonstrating their role in improving query efficiency and handling larger datasets in Django.  Specifically, Nick covered:

DRF Fundamentals: Permissions and Filters

Introduction

This blog follows up on our recent DRF Fundamentals: Permissions and Filtering workshop (watch it here), led by TSL software engineer, Pedro Tibúrcio. The basics of setting up permissions, using DRF's permission classes, creating custom permissions, and implementing filtering were discussed. Specifically, Pedro covered:

Introduction

This blog follows up on our recent DRF Fundamentals: Permissions and Filtering workshop (watch it here), led by TSL software engineer, Pedro Tibúrcio. The basics of setting up permissions, using DRF's permission classes, creating custom permissions, and implementing filtering were discussed. Specifically, Pedro covered:

Understanding the Cone of Uncertainty in Agile Scrum

Navigating the Uncertain Waters of Software Development

When it comes to Agile Scrum in software engineering and development, there's one concept that stands out as a guiding principle in the initial stages of project management: the Cone of Uncertainty. This concept helps teams grasp the evolution of uncertainty throughout a project's lifecycle. In this blog, we'll explore what the Cone of Uncertainty is and why it's important in Agile Scrum. We’ll discuss how it can be useful in decreasing uncertainty and help achieve more accurate estimates, assist in risk management, and determine expectations for a given project.

Navigating the Uncertain Waters of Software Development

When it comes to Agile Scrum in software engineering and development, there's one concept that stands out as a guiding principle in the initial stages of project management: the Cone of Uncertainty. This concept helps teams grasp the evolution of uncertainty throughout a project's lifecycle. In this blog, we'll explore what the Cone of Uncertainty is and why it's important in Agile Scrum. We’ll discuss how it can be useful in decreasing uncertainty and help achieve more accurate estimates, assist in risk management, and determine expectations for a given project.

Mastering Agile Story Writing with INVEST Criteria

In Agile software development, writing user stories is an essential skill for any Scrum team. A well-crafted user story serves as a building block for delivering valuable features to customers efficiently. An effective strategy to improve the quality of your user stories is the INVEST criteria. In this blog post, we'll delve into the INVEST criteria and explore how it can be a useful tool for enhancing your team's storywriting skills.

In Agile software development, writing user stories is an essential skill for any Scrum team. A well-crafted user story serves as a building block for delivering valuable features to customers efficiently. An effective strategy to improve the quality of your user stories is the INVEST criteria. In this blog post, we'll delve into the INVEST criteria and explore how it can be a useful tool for enhancing your team's storywriting skills.

The Art of Story Slicing in Agile Software Development

The Power of Scrum Principles

Scrum is a framework in project management that thrives on embracing uncertainty and creativity. It is structured around the process of learning from past work and determining how to continuously improve while moving forward. Scrum’s power is in its simplicity. It encourages teams to zero in on delivering what's most valuable without getting lost in complexity. Designed for flexibility, Scrum helps teams adapt to shifts in conditions and user needs. This framework — and adhering to the six key Scrum principles  — incorporates re-prioritization as a built-in feature and employs quick release cycles, ensuring your team is always in a state of learning and improvement.

The Power of Scrum Principles

Scrum is a framework in project management that thrives on embracing uncertainty and creativity. It is structured around the process of learning from past work and determining how to continuously improve while moving forward. Scrum’s power is in its simplicity. It encourages teams to zero in on delivering what's most valuable without getting lost in complexity. Designed for flexibility, Scrum helps teams adapt to shifts in conditions and user needs. This framework — and adhering to the six key Scrum principles  — incorporates re-prioritization as a built-in feature and employs quick release cycles, ensuring your team is always in a state of learning and improvement.

Unleashing the Power of Seamless User Experience and ...

Introduction

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, delivering exceptional user experiences has become a key differentiator for businesses striving to stay ahead of the competition. Companies that prioritize user-centric design and optimize their business processes gain a significant advantage in attracting and retaining customers. In this blog, we will delve into the significance of UX and Business Flow research and how it can transform your business.

Introduction

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, delivering exceptional user experiences has become a key differentiator for businesses striving to stay ahead of the competition. Companies that prioritize user-centric design and optimize their business processes gain a significant advantage in attracting and retaining customers. In this blog, we will delve into the significance of UX and Business Flow research and how it can transform your business.

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The Manifest Selects The SilverLogic

The Manifest Names The SilverLogic as one of the Most Reviewed Custom Software Development Companies in Miami

The SilverLogic team is proud to share our latest award within the technology industry! We’ve been named one of the most-reviewed custom software development companies in Miami by The Manifest. This is another amazing accomplishment made by our company so far this year!

The Manifest Names The SilverLogic as one of the Most Reviewed Custom Software Development Companies in Miami

The SilverLogic team is proud to share our latest award within the technology industry! We’ve been named one of the most-reviewed custom software development companies in Miami by The Manifest. This is another amazing accomplishment made by our company so far this year!

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Mitigating ethical concerns is good for business

Mitigating ethical concerns is good for business

Google Translate vs. Localization: Understanding the ...

Introduction

If you've ever needed to translate a document from English into another language, you understand the importance of getting the translation right. The accuracy of your translation can significantly impact your business endeavors, potentially opening up new markets or sealing critical business deals. While professional human translation is often the gold standard for important documents, machine translation, such as Google Translate, can be a handy tool for quick translations. In this blog, we'll explore the differences, benefits, and drawbacks of Google Translate and localization.

Introduction

If you've ever needed to translate a document from English into another language, you understand the importance of getting the translation right. The accuracy of your translation can significantly impact your business endeavors, potentially opening up new markets or sealing critical business deals. While professional human translation is often the gold standard for important documents, machine translation, such as Google Translate, can be a handy tool for quick translations. In this blog, we'll explore the differences, benefits, and drawbacks of Google Translate and localization.

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