THE BLOG OF GORILLA LOGIC

agile and nearshore development

The Nearshore Americas conference in Mexico City was a great opportunity to talk to the wisest people in the onshore/offshore debate - folks who are living it on the ground from both "shores". A lot of folks touched on the challenges of meshing modern software development - I'll call it "agile" so we sort of know what I'm talking about - in a cross-border model. The model has not always been a success when executed with cross-border teams. Significantly, teams and organizations which were very productive with onshore-distributed agile often - very often - saw significant velocity hits when delivering with offshore teams or even mixed on/off. Thinking about this leads me back to one of my favorite truisms: that...

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data security

While plenty has been said in the media about the political repercussions of Hillary Clinton’s recent email scandal, there hasn’t been a whole lot of discourse surrounding the technical questions and concerns raised by the scandal. Namely, how secure is the average email account these days, whether it’s being used to transmit sensitive government information or being used to send a hilarious gif around the office? The answer in most cases, unfortunately, is not very secure. But what can be done to remedy that? The solutions range from simple switch-flicks to hands-on fixes, but let’s start by analyzing the former SOTUS’s approach. Hillary’s Server: Sneaky or Smart? As the story goes, Hillary Clinton didn’t just set up a Gmail account...

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web speech api and developing for the future

New web app development spurs emerging technologies, creating incredible changes in the communications landscape. Web Speech API Development While still nascent, web speech API development promises verbal interaction with devices bound to create better sites that are more intuitive.  APIs make creating programs and sites incorporating speech recognition and transcription more efficient by setting forth how different parts of the software program interact, giving programmers a tool for making software compatible with existing operating system. The Web Speech API makes possible speech recognition, converts speech to text, and converts text to speech. On the horizon, the possibility of filling in forms and verbally providing other types of information awaits. However, the technology is still developing, and getting to this point...

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