The Netherlands’ Most Popular App, DigiD, Goes Open-Source: A Milestone for Transparency and Innovation

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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

Creating a Business Strategy for your Software Factory: A Comprehensive Guide

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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.

Organizing and managing resources with Spotify Backstage

Maximizing Productivity with Spotify Backstage

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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.

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Anatomy of a great Software Factory: The growing software team

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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!

Onboarding Remote Colleagues – Learning From the Best

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Onboarding remotely: it is not always a choice anymore due to the current COVID-19 situation. But, especially in these times, onboarding cannot be forgotten or cut back on. In our previous posts, we highlighted the importance of team and personal guidance to make the onboarding process a success. However, the onboarding process also needs to provide insights on how practical …

Onboarding Remote Colleagues – Guiding the New Colleague

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Congratulations, you have hired a new colleague! Chances are that their first day will be spend from their own home. For many companies, and new colleagues, this will be a completely new and challenging experience. In our previous blogpost, we discussed how difficult it can be to really get to know the team, but it needs to be a top priority …

Onboarding Remote Colleagues – Getting to Know the Team

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Starting a new job, or hiring a new employee, is always exciting: both parties are motivated to make a great first impression and start the new collaboration. A first day on the job usually implies going to an office building and meeting your new team and colleagues. However, this phenomenon is slightly different in these times where COVID-19 has us …