There’s a significant difference between “code that works” and “high quality code”. It really comes down to how you want to spend your time (and money). You can rapidly write code at the beginning, but changes and bugs are harder to fix down the line. Or, you can invest time in the beginning and have a project that is stable and usable for a long time to come.

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Cris:

What is the difference between code that works, versus high quality code?

Cody:

There’s definitely often more than one way to do the same job.

Cris:

Whereas…


We’ve talked about a few of the tech roles in the past, like project managers or product owners, but today we take a look at the team overall. What can you expect from your team? What can you expect from a freelancer versus a development firm like Bixly?

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Andrew:

Two actionable tasks that the developers can do. I also have estimates, timelines, a schedule to them.

Cris:

How do all these roles actually fit together on the project?

Andrew:

So they’re the one that’s going to essentially help build a feature set of what’s this thing…


Agile is all over software development, and it has spawned a lot of variations. So, why is Agile so popular for development? When is it not a fit? And how do the popular Scrum and Kanban fit in?

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Cris:

So how does an Agile method of development help address software projects in general?

Andrew:

So it’s really great when you can do an iterative approach based on a lot of just learning and whatnot.

Cris:

I obviously taught Kanban and Scrum over on the Agile side.

Andrew:

How realistic that is. How realistic that’s going to…


Does your business need AI? Likely the answer is yes, and if not now, it will be. To be able to compete at speed and scale, machine learning and artificial intelligence will need to be an essential component of your tech solution.

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Greg:

But I think what really got us into AI and me specifically was the different companies I had started just sort of demanded an AI solution.

Cris:

Machine learning, which is usually kind of paired with AI or ML and AI. Is there a difference between those two? …


Automated hosting is kind of like flying a plan with just an autopilot. Managed hosting is like flying a plane with both a trained pilot and autopilot. When you have an application that is core to your business or your clients’ businesses, you want to have a sysadmin managing your servers to have the most reliable product.

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Cody:

Oh, everything’s broken. Why did we hire you? Oh, everything works. Why did we hire you? It’s a lot of that.

Cris:

So what is managed hosting?

Cody:

It’s a bit like being in an aircraft and only…


The internet of things is a term that refers to the increasing connectivity of our smart devices. When planning out your next web or app project, this becomes relevant as you start thinking about the data you may need to power your app or the data you may want to make available to others through an API.

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Andrew:

We want to take data from that device and share it somewhere else, make it accessible somewhere else. Some kind of physical device and connecting those devices to the internet so that they can have extended capabilities.

Cris:

Very…


Code audits are a low cost, low investment process that will help your project maintain consistency and meet industry standard practices. Unless you’re planning to rebuild your app from scratch, then code audits are a benefit to every project.

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Cris:

What is a code audit?

Cody:

Code auditing prevents us from going down as a bad pathway.

Cris:

You’re looking for the red flags.

Cody:

So we’re looking for problem areas that could produce future problems.

Cris:

Thanks for joining today Cody. I wanted to talk code audits a little bit, so let’s just start by…


Getting an estimate or even a fixed-bid quote on a software project is actually quite difficult. Either, you will need to spend a decent amount of time researching and planning to get an accurate bid, or you will get a ranged estimate. Here’s how you can plan to budget accurately.

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Cris:

So Andrew, kind of talking about projects and when you’re planning out, obviously most customers are asking for estimations, or even when we’re working internally we’re having to estimate, but why is it so hard to make an estimate?

Andrew:

It makes it so hard…


At Bixly, it’s important for us to have a culture where any person of any background can succeed on our team. That means cultivating a culture of kindness and respect, making sure that once someone has been hired they are treated like they are a team member, and making sure new people you bring on continue carrying your culture in that same direction.

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Alexandra:

Hi, everyone. Welcome back to another Bixly Tech Tuesday. My name is Alexandra and I’m the Director of Marketing here at Bixly. I’m actually going to be in this next episode, along…


Building the perfect-fit, custom solution isn’t always the right choice for you or for you right now. If there’s an off-the-shelf solution that works for you, it may very well be the right choice. However, when you have something truly unique to bring to market or your scale has gotten to such a point that it no longer makes fiscal sense, then it’s time to build something custom.

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Alexandra:

Hi, everyone. Welcome back to another episode of Bixly Tech Tuesday. My name is Alexandra and I’m the Director of Marketing here at Bixly. Today we’re going…

Andrew Savala

COO at Bixly.com with a background in self-service payment kiosks and project management. Connect on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/redswimmer

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