Xebia Articles

Authority in Digital Transformations

Posted by Vivian Andringa on Apr 28, 2021 11:33:23 AM

Authority. That's Xebia's mission. In other words: aiming to be a thought leader in all domains of digital transformation and a frontrunner in specific fields. That is deeply embedded in our consultants' DNA, according to Andrew de la Haije and Ellis de Haan.

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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Software Development, Cloud Infrastructures, Agile Transformations, Security, Quality Software Delivery, Product Management, Cloud Transformation

Is now a good time to transform my business?

Posted by Vivian Andringa on Feb 2, 2021 2:39:48 PM

"Never let a good crisis go to waste." A well known saying, but how does it apply to businesses today? Contrary to what you might expect, the pandemic has accelerated business transformation.

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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Software Development, Cloud Infrastructures, Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy, Big Data & Data Science, Security, Quality Software Delivery, Product Management, Cloud Transformation

Indian Banks - Discovering New Digital Dimensions

Posted by Mohan Kumar & Anupam Banerjee on Oct 23, 2020 6:21:49 AM

We are witnessing a radical transformation in banking industry in India. Some of the key questions which industry is seeking answer to are – How can banks already equipped with digital technology provide an improved customer experience? How Indian Banks are moving towards Digital Revolution?

Read this blog to understand the evolving technology landscape of Indian banks Authors of this article are Mohan Kumar and Anupam Banerjee

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Topics: User Experience, Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy, Quality Software Delivery

Xebia. One of the best companies in e-business 2020

Posted by Marloes Joosten on Apr 7, 2020 7:21:22 PM

Press Release | April 7 2020

Xebia named one of the best companies in e-business of 2020. The comprehensive portfolio of digital services is rewarded with five stars, and the 5th place in the list of fullservice digital agencies(large).

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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Software Development, Cloud Infrastructures, User Experience, Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy, Big Data & Data Science, Security, Quality Software Delivery, Blockchain, Product Management

A Day in the Life of Riccardo Corradin

Posted by Rachel van der Wal on Oct 1, 2019 3:47:03 PM

Riccardo Corradin, a web development consultant and passionate advocate of test-driven-development (TDD), wakes up at 6:10 every morning and begins his day by drinking two glasses of water and doing twenty push-ups. For breakfast, he eats a bowl of fruit, yogurt, and Cruseli. He also adds plenty of sugar, explaining, "I don't feel like eating my breakfast with a sour face." After showering and getting dressed, he takes care of his papa tasks—getting his children, ages one and three, up and ready for daycare. Then he packs his lunch (a sandwich made with fresh, home-baked bread), before heading off to his client's office in Amsterdam.  "It's important to enjoy your lunch, so I do my best to make something great out of it every day," he says. 

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Topics: Quality Software Delivery

The 5 reasons why big IT projects don’t get done

Posted by Albert Starreveld on Oct 31, 2018 3:30:18 PM

Big projects take forever, never get done, and lose relevancy for before anyone uses them. Building things nobody uses is a waste of time, and money, but we spend fortunes doing it, over and over again. There is a better way.

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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Software Development, Agile Transformations, Quality Software Delivery

From Good to Great with Software Quality Assurance

Posted by Viktor Clerc on Jan 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The business of any IT-enabled organization desperately depends on its ability to deliver functionality, timely and frequently. That means their utmost priority should be ensuring that software is available and works as promised. But with the myriad of modern development methods, techniques, and frameworks (not to mention reorganizations), this goal often falls by the wayside. Putting the software delivery process front and center is the only way to improve it. This article describes exactly how to achieve that and identifies the key, next steps to take.

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Topics: Quality Software Delivery

Testing and Failing Your Way Towards Software Quality in the Cloud

Posted by Kenny Baas Schwegler on Dec 28, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The surprising truth about success (and why some people never learn from their mistakes), is that it has everything to do with failure. Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s an essential part of it. It’s through failure, in a controlled and tested environment, that we learn and improve; a core principle of continuous delivery. Cloud-native technology speeds up the development cycle so that we can fail earlier and faster. But companies must also maintain quality, increase velocity and change the way they design and deliver their software to achieve a full cloud impact. This article explains how to do each of these three.

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Topics: Software Development, Cloud Infrastructures, Quality Software Delivery

A different approach to skill development

Posted by Erik Veld on Jun 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The business mindset is shifting to one where expertise is never fully achieved or accomplished. It’s crucial to nurture professional development as a constant, evolving process. This new mindset means that companies must continually “refresh” and refortify their established experts and nurture the growth of new ones. Forward-thinking companies do this by committing to ongoing training programs that focus on applicable knowledge instead of textbook skills.

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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Software Development, Cloud Infrastructures, Quality Software Delivery

Software delivery becomes on-demand

Posted by Viktor Clerc on Jun 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Organizations need to develop the ability to release valuable software whenever they want. Yet, despite their continuous delivery and agile endeavors, many organizations still cannot release working software on demand. Instead, it often takes multiple sprints lengths to put working software into production. Future-ready organizations develop the ability to bring high-quality software to production instantly.

Why? Because too many activities are delayed until after the sprint although organizations experience an ever increasing need to deliver value to production. This article takes you through the most important pain points IT organizations experience when putting quality software into production. Next, we suggest a series of next steps to start addressing these pain points. This will help organizations to get a very important trend at their fingertips: organizations bringing high-quality software to production instantly.

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Topics: Quality Software Delivery