Software is Eating the World

by PJ Christie More than a web application on your computer, software is everywhere, in almost every car, television, watch, or appliance. When business owners invest in the creation of this software how long should they expect it to last? And at the enterprise level, when a software application is released, what is the expected life cycle? What is it …

Lean Software Development

We employ agile and lean methodologies very aggressively at CabForward℠. Our customers drive our solutions as we build them. We ask “Why?” a lot, because we believe in partnering with our customers to build pragmatic solutions that scratch an itch. We don’t like to build just to be building something. We will sit down with you to sketch out what …

Tools That Help Us Create Better Software

by Justin Litchfield Why do I love CodeClimate? For the same reason I love Rails. It allows us to make better software, faster. Without CodeClimate I have found “Love Bombs” for myself like this one – when I least expect them: Ouch. I know that sometimes I’m prototyping a feature and the code is… Well, like that garbage above. But …

Maintainability – a Rugged Attribute for CabForward℠

We have some outstanding developers here at CabForward℠. Professional software engineers who can think outside the box to develop new approaches to old problems. One of the efforts underway on our team is to create development practices that result in rugged software. Rugged to us means building an application that is more than just a program. It can protect itself …

The Power of Agile and Lean Combined

by Satish Kodukula Lean methodology allows the customer to create a product of high value. Value in this example is a product, which allows the customer to prove or disprove their business model hypothesis. Agile is the means and methodology, which allows developers to efficiently deliver a product in a timely manner. Below is a diagram, which depicts how Lean …

The Differences: Lean Startup vs Agile Methodology

by Satish Kodukula NOTE: This article was written in 2012. Check out our latest blog and white paper on this topic: What You Really Need to Know about Lean VS Agile Here is the original post: Can Lean Startup and Agile Methodology work together? In today’s dynamic business world, we transform our project planning focus from an expanding control change …