Category: Web Development

Agile Development: What is the difference between “Ready” and “Done”?

        Filed under: Agile development, Project Management, Web Development

When working with Agile, you will always hear the terms ready and done; they are an essential part of all agile projects. Unfortunately, some people try to use these two terms interchangeably . On this blog post, I plan to explain the difference between these two, and also try to guide you on how to … Continued

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Why Government Contractors should Open Source their Software

        Filed under: Government, Technology, Web Development

Open source software is nothing new, but the rise in demand for open source contractors is. From small companies to large enterprises like Google, the open source movement is in full swing. Unsurprisingly, most governments are a few steps behind the latest social and technological trends, so naturally, government contractors are hesitant to join the open … Continued

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Why the Government should Open Source their Software

        Filed under: Government, Internet trends, Technology, Web Development

Let’s begin with a more pressing question, why does the government insist on using closed source software in the first place? Ben Balter, a reputable Project Manager at GitHub rightly points out the following: The federal government is the single largest purchaser of code in the world. So why is this code — taxpayer-funded and integral to the day-to-day … Continued

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Kanban as an alternative to do Agile in unpredictable projects

        Filed under: Agile development, Web Development

Recently, in one of our projects for the State Department, we released a very important feature to support the review process of projects they develop around the world with embassies and local institutions. We were using Scrum and it was working great. As you may know, in Scrum, the user stories are locked within the sprint, … Continued

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Sprint Retrospectives as a vehicle for continuous improvement

        Filed under: Agile development, Project Management, Web Development

Agile is not just a great methodology for implementing complex projects, it also helps solving operational problems and developing best practices. While the Sprint Planning, Standup, Sprint Review and Backlog Grooming meetings are focused on the project, the Sprint Retrospective is focused on improving the way the team executes their sprint for the purpose of continuous improvement. This meeting is scheduled at … Continued

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Growth Hacking at the Summer Internship Hackathon

        Filed under: Agile development, SEO, Web Development

Hi there everyone! This week at Agileana, Farhan and I have been working on the Balystic (online community management platform) marketing page. I am an admin on the WordPress powered site and have learned how to make edits and change the way the webpage looks as well as its content! I think it’s improved a … Continued

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Summer Internship Hackathon Day 4 by Jessie Shen

Summer Internship Hackathon Day 4 by Jessie Shen

        Filed under: Agile development, Search Engine Optimization, Summer Internship Hackathon, Web Development

Today, we continued a lot of what we were doing yesterday with 7DHub, but with SEOQ. We worked on branding the tool and some different elevator pitches, one liners, and managing its social media profiles. Blake also came in and gave us some more information on how SEO actually works and the five key parts … Continued

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Jade and PostCSS

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Jade is an easy HTML template creator. I just read something about it and looks very promising and definitelly is a good option to add to our web development workflow.   Here is brief example of you can do with JADE. You can find more documentation and advanced tips and trick in this page   … Continued

My takeaway from the WordPress Meetup

        Filed under: CRM, Internet trends, Project Management, Things That Suck, Web Design, Web Development, Web Trends, WordPress

This was a day of firsts for me. My first WordPress meetup, my first actual Meetup, my first time in DC, and now, my first blog post. As my first time in DC, it was disappointing, since we only got to know the CHIEF offices. As my first time in a Meetup it was ok. … Continued

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Website Building Provider in Washington DC

        Filed under: Google, Web Development

WASHINGTON, DC – According to Google Domains, the domain name registrar provided by Google, inQbation is a “website building provider”.  Seriously, look at their email: They refer to companies that “build websites” or otherwise design or develop websites as “website building providers.”  So strange the word they used to describe a web designer or developer. … Continued

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Course correction: What Agile really means

        Filed under: Agile development, Web Development

How practicing agile, scrum, and short sprints helps organizations keep on track and make course corrections. Agile does not necessarily mean flexible For a lot of people, when they say and hear the word Agile, they think it simple means being flexible.  We are an “agile” company, they say … “we are flexible.”  But, for … Continued

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Time and materials vs firm fixed price proposals

        Filed under: Government, Web Development

WASHINGTON DC AGILE (DRUPAL & PYTHON) DEVELOPER When it comes to estimating web development projects, there is no real science.  In the end, it is a guessing game and a gamble to see if the developer can deliver everything required, on time, and within budget.  If the developer loses the bet then she loses money, … Continued

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Agile web developer in Washington DC

        Filed under: Drupal, Web Development

We love Agile scrum and sprints Web developers love nothing more than to produce high quality code and satisfy their clients. We get more satisfaction from this than from money or love. So, it is no surprise that web developers love the concept of Agile Development Methodology using the concept of Scrum Planning and Sprints. … Continued

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inQbation awarded GSA IT 70 contract

        Filed under: Drupal, Government, Technology, Web Development

LEESBURG HUB Zone, VIRGINIA inQbation, a small business provider of IT products and services to government agencies and nonprofit organizations, announces that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded the company a new IT Schedule 70 contract. inQbation has supported federal agencies including NASA, GSA, OMB, FDIC, ACUS, DHS, Department of State, and Department of Defense … Continued

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