How to Build a Stateful Widget in Flutter?

In our last Flutter blog, we explained writing tests for stateless widgets. Stateless code is less prone to present problems due to its simplicity and lack of state changes. State, on the other hand, is usually the bad guy.  As engineers, we are very good at writing code and logic with a given state in…

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Burndown Chart

Things Your Burndown Chart is Burning to Tell You

At the start of every Sprint, a Scrum team commits to a certain amount of work represented by points using the Fibonacci sequence (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc.). The Fibonacci sequence is a series of exponentially expanding numbers, with each number representing a value of twice as much work as the preceding number. For…

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Understanding Microservices with an Event-Driven Node.js Project

Microservices architecture is an approach that structures an application as a collection of services based on business components or capabilities. The services are maintainable, testable, and independent of each other. They are also loosely coupled to deploy changes independently and each service can be assigned to a small team of developers.  There are several benefits…

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Manage or Be Managed by Technical Debt

Product development is exhilarating. There is something special about a team rallying around a vision and creating a product that users love.  However, it isn’t fun to redo a product every three years. Unfortunately, technical debt can do that to your team. And that’s on a good day.  At its worst, technical debt can drive…

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What Is the Difference Between QA and QC?

QA (Quality Assurance) and QC (Quality Control) are occasionally assumed to be the same thing. In this article, we will share how to differentiate between them and how they can contribute to a project’s quality.  What is Quality Assurance? According to ISO 9000 standards, Quality Assurance is a set of activities to ensure that the…

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Modus Create Receives Strategic Growth Investment from JLL Partners

We are excited to announce that Modus Create has received a strategic growth investment from JLL Partners. This agreement will help Modus Create achieve its goal of becoming the world-class digital transformation partner for the global 2000. Modus Create will benefit from JLL’s expertise in tech-enabled services and its network of partners. Together, we will…

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Remote Retrospectives

6 Tips for Productive and Enjoyable Remote Retrospectives

Managing distributed remote teams is an exciting challenge. Well-defined methods, processes, roles, and tools help greatly.  However, these might not always be enough. Everything happens essentially through people. Even while working with high-level specialists who deliver excellent quality, velocity, and trust, we can’t forget we are all human. There will always be opportunities for improvement….

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Definition of Ready vs. Done in Agile Projects

Around the world, project delivery has become more focused on getting things done right and on time. But, unfortunately, with rapidly evolving processes, we often lose track of the steps to ensure quality work is delivered. Organizations now know that it is more efficient to start a project knowing the acceptance criteria for what needs…

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The Role of Quality Assurance in DevOps

A QA engineer carries out different tests. This member of a QA team checks a product for bugs and makes lists of defects for developers to fix. Some suppose that QA engineers fix bugs, but they never do. They only report what to improve. The improvement itself is a task for developers. In a DevOps…

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Cybersecurity in the Education Sector Remains a Challenge

Cybersecurity threats are pervasive and universal. However, certain industries are more vulnerable than others. A recent report by Check Point Research stated that schools and research facilities experienced an average of 1,739 cyberattacks per organization each week in July 2021.  In 2020, the University of California, San Francisco was forced to pay $1.14 million after…

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