On January 16th, 2023, Logius, the Dutch government organization responsible for the DigiD app, released the source code of the app to the public. The DigiD app is a widely used authentication app in the Netherlands, with over 15 million active users. The release of the source code is in line with government policy to promote transparency in government-developed software. The source code is available on Github under the EUPL license, with certain exceptions for security and privacy concerns. As the open-sourcing of the DigiD app is a major development in the software development industry, it will be interesting to see how the community will respond to it and how it will be used.
Creating a Business Strategy for your Software Factory: A Comprehensive Guide
Learn how to create a successful business strategy for your software factory with our comprehensive guide. We cover key steps such as defining your strategic approaches, tactical phases, operational aspects and getting everyone on the same page. Follow these steps to align your goals with your target market and drive long-term success for your software factory.
Maximizing Productivity with Spotify Backstage
Spotify Backstage is a developer portal that helps engineering teams organize and manage their resources in one central location. It features a catalog for tracking and managing internal applications, libraries, pipelines, and websites, as well as a scaffolder for creating new projects using approved architectural blueprints. It also includes a docs-as-code solution for storing and accessing documentation with code. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the features and benefits of using Backstage, as well as the pros and cons of choosing it as your internal developer platform. We’ll also provide some tips for evaluating it versus other specialist solutions.
Anatomy of a great Software Factory: The growing software team
A growing software team can be like a well-oiled machine. With the right culture and processes in place, your team can churn out quality software at an impressive rate. But to create a true “software factory,” you need more than just a team of skilled developers. You also need to engage managers who understand how to participate in the process, QA testers to make sure everything works as it should, and support staff to help with customer service and other tasks. With the right people in place, your software team can become a true force to be reckoned with!
SonarQube: adding Pull Request Decoration directly to your project for cleaner and safer code
Sonarqube is an open-source platform which performs a continuous code analysis to help your team write cleaner and safer code. You can view this report of your code in your SonarQube account, where you can see possible bugs, security issues, code smells and other suggestions to avoid technical debt. However, it is also possible to add this report straight into …
How automating your build-test-deploy process helps increase your team’s efficiency
Within any (mobile) team, we always analyse our efficiency: how many story points did we complete, how many errors or bugs are returned and how quickly can we bring new features to our customers? There are many things that have an effect on our efficiency. For example, good and proactive communication at the beginning will lead to less frustration and more complete deliverables. …
Exploring Mobile Strategies with KPN
At the end of 2019, while many were preparing for the holidays, our trainers Nico and Ruud were busy working on a new training for KPN: Mobile Strategies and DevOps Training. Xablu has years of experience in training companies in Cross-Platform Mobile Development. Throughout the years, we have been part of many projects and we have gained a vision on …
Xamarin for Healthcare: Training Philips VitalHealth Team
At the end of October, we were present at Philips VitalHealth to provide a one-week training focused on gaining experience with Xamarin development. Our Microsoft MVP Developer, Nico Milcoff, spend the week with their eager development team. Nico traveled a very long distance; from Rosario, Argentina to finally end up in the Veluwe to reach Uddel, where VitalHealth is located. VitalHealth focuses on improving people’s health and enabling better health …
MyGalileoApp – Two Xablu mentored teams under the final 10!
The Xablu ParticipationThe ten projects in the MyGalileoApp competition judged to be the most exciting in terms of their level of innovation, market potential, and technical feasibility are finally revealed!. Selected from 30 projects shortlisted for the competition’s first development phase, these 10 projects will now advance to the second development phase, at the end of which they should deliver …
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