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Jump Start Technology Through Outsourcing

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Small business startups often times have a great business vision, but lack the technical experience to plan and execute to get to Release #1. Technology is advancing at an exponential pace, and even the tech saavy firms are caught in a game of catch-up to the bleeding edge of technology. Thus, the startups often times miss-out on huge opportunities to make Release #1 a giant splash in the market. This can can mean the difference between success and failure.

Keeping on top of new design techniques and technologies is a daunting task. However, many outsourcing firms can keep ahead due to the wide variety of different clients they work with. In other words, by engaging with one outsourcing firm, you can also leverage the experience of all of the other projects they have worked on. You might not have experience with native iOS, but they probably do.

Developing Release #1

Tier Nine consulting can help define what is called a Minimal Viable Product (MVP), which is a cost effective way to get Release #1 to market. In this case, Release #1 is a beta product or pilot application, and its primary objective is to gain feedback, usage statistics, which can then be incorporated into Release #2. In addition, we can help you define a launch strategy which could a be a select group of users, or even setup a volunteer beta user program, to a select audience. The goal is to get a product of working software to the market that contains your business vision, to obtain feedback which you an incorporate into a hard launch of Release #2.

This approach combined with the Agile Methodology, marries the concept of Agile Workforce, which allows you to get the right product to your target market for Release 2, without the cost of hiring employees, building office space and supplying infrastructure.

Once your beta product goes live, if your business vision is viable, you may eventually see revenue streams and at some point might even find the golden break-even point for your business vision. This can be done, with less capital through outsourcing. At the same time, you are reaping the benefit of experience of the diverse technology experience of your outsourcing partner.

Tier Nine helps clients achieve Release #1.

Here are some bleeding edge technologies available in 2015 that Tier Nine Consulting an help you implement.

AngularJS

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AngularJS, which is usually just called Angular, is a JavaScript framework that implements a Module View Controller (MVC) design pattern. It is also an open source framework provided by Google, that helps users to develop refreshing modern web applications such as single-page web applications. The framework functions by first processing all HTML, which has custom tag attributes. These tags tell the Angular framework how to process inputs, outputs and variables.

Part of Angular’s design includes a de-coupling of the Document Object Model (DOM) from the application logic, which also improves the ability to perform unit testing. In addition the design decouples client side from server side processing, which in-turn also provides the ability to run both client and server side processing in parallel.

  • Google Plus
  • Youtube on PS3
  • DoubleClick
  • Google Maps
  • Freelancer
  • Netflix
  • newrelic.com
  • mycloud.rackspace.com

BackboneJS

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BackboneJS, or Backbone, is another modern JavaScript framework which has differences from other modern frameworks. Backbone is a JS library that features a RESTful JSON interface based on the Module-View-Presenter (MVP) application design pattern. It is a relatively lightweight framework, which only depends on one JavaScript libarary called Underscore.js. Similar to Angular, you can use to create highly interactive single-page web sites.

Backbone has a very closely related framework, both created by Jeremy Ashkenas, called Coffescript. Some really incredible web sites have been created using Backbone including:

  • BitTorrent.com
  • Pinterest
  • Foursquare
  • Pandora Radio
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • USA Today
  • Digg
  • Grooveshark

Bootstrap

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Open the above web site in a new browser window and scroll down.  This is a great example of Twitter’s Bootstrap at work. The header and footer remain constant, but you can scroll down through what seems like multiple pages of content, with different functionality, however it all provides a consistent user experience.

This is the grid system of Bootstrap in play.

Bootstrap is another front-end framework for building bleeding edge web sites. Bootstrap was developed by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter, as a framework for creating consistency across all internal applications. Twitter subsequently released Bootstrap as an open-source application in 2010. By 2012, it is one of the most popular development projects on all of Github.

Of all the front-end frameworks, Bootstrap is the least Javascript intenstive and focuses mostly on the implementation of HTML, JQuery plugins and LESS Stylesheets. It comes with a standard Grid system which empowers implementing responsive designs, which adapt to devices including phones, tablets, PCs and large TVs. Essentially, this grid adapts to each screen dimension by modifying the the width of columns.

The core scripting functionality in Bootstrap comes if the form of JQuery plugins and and the Dojo Tookit, which is also called Dojo Bootstrap.

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