The Blog with NO TOPIC!

This blog has no topic – mainly because this is not written to get a keyword ranked or to repeat content written in numerous other blogs posted on our website. This is a piece to talk about how to develop technology solutions, be it in house or in an outsourced manner, be it for the web or mobile platforms.

This blog does not conform to any formal methodology of development, it does not cover agile or waterfall model and is in no way supposed to highlight the advantages or disadvantages of any – this is about getting software development done in a manner, which works and is acceptable to the available team structure and their skills and the ever-greedy team lead/manager who would always want more than what is achievable 😉

So, starting off with the basics: –

  • Documentation – we all know we need it and we all know we don’t always have it – so don’t fret over it, write down the business logic in a piece of paper, hand-draw the wireframes and hand over to the respective team member. If this needs to be submitted to a client for your milestone delivery, then we all know you need to have a dedicated project manager (also something we know we do not always have in our team or the project) – but we can all proceed and deliver projects without any formal documentation stack (we will come to scope creep and challenges later, but then what is life without a little drama and challenge)
  • Wireframes – although I have briefly covered them in the above point, I would like to dedicate an entire point to it – after all it is very important and stressed on, but rarely done for small to mid size projects. Just draw them – yes, use the traditional paper and a pen and draw the interfaces – why do you need to spend hours doing them on Figma or adobe products? We all have experience and have probably worked on hundreds of interfaces if not more – use your experience, think of what the page is supposed to accomplish and get the job done – you say UX eh? I say common sense, past experience and achieving the objective – you do look both sides when you cross the road right – just look both sides and draw a kick-ass wireframe to hand over to your lazy front end developer who is pestering you for it and move on to your next round of beer or “okay…” other parts of the work assignment for the day.
  • Business Logic – now this is important and very important to get right before we start programming else the foundation will not be strong and there will be a lot changes and errors etc. etc. etc. – but whom are we kidding – even if we have a written approval on the business logic submitted to the client, there will still be changes, there will still be edits and the so called foundation will still stay rock solid since we have now learnt to not get bogged down by these things and accept change – after all change is the only constant in life is it not.
  • Testing – he he – need I write anything here – so we have a dedicated tester but post production rollout things still break – don’t they – don’t lie, your last project also got rolled out with bugs – we all know it :D. I will not elaborate on reality here, but just say that testing is very important and should be done thoroughly, but are you only looking at functional testing – what about speed, penetration, cross browser and cross platforms – please make sure you have everything covered.

Now that I have shared how it really works, should I say that we at MAG do not do anything like I mentioned above, but follow all the written rules and principles of Software Development Lifecycle – would you even believe me if I wrote that? But on a serious note, we deliver on time (Well mostly) and deliver kick-ass products, which meet the required objectives, be it saving time, saving money or increasing sales – we get it done for you!

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Any company may have to deal with such a situation sometime or other, where the productivity can decrease and employee churn is the only option that can help get out of this situation, but it all depends on the organization how they handle and get over with a situation like this, where employee churn can be avoided or reduced and maximum productivity can be achieved.

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Music – Yay or Nay in office

Music is a way through which people can match their feelings and calm their minds accordingly. There is music for every mood, environment, event, etc. In fact, nowadays, there is music even for offices. There are different playlists been made for different types of offices as well. Some offices customize their playlists according to the projects and deadlines, to change the work pace and motivation among employees. But, is it actually beneficial for all or just for some?

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Does a B2B service provider really need branding?

The world of business is just that – an entire world in and of itself. That is the only appropriate metaphor to describe the vast types and amounts of operations, strategies, stipulations, requirements, considerations and policies that are involved in running a business. From thinking of a product or service and indulging in after-sales help to the consumer, the process involved in business is one of the most elaborate things. Businesses all over the world indulge in various functions in order to realise their aim – higher profits. And one of the very essential steps is branding.

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Advantages of Working With MAG Studios

Any schoolbook detailing the operations of a business will say that the owner and manager of a business need to be dynamic. The ability to adjust to any changes in the field of operations often turns out to be the difference between a successful and struggling firm. These changes might refer to the availability of resources, the preferences of the target market, new government rules and any alterations in the technology available to firms. In recent years, the latter has assumed considerably more importance than the others. This is justified when one takes into consideration the digital revolution that has established its influence over business activities in the latter part of the 20th century and all of the 21st century till present.

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Surviving Online Without Digital Marketing

One of the most prominent rules of business, as well as of human life, is to roll with the changes. Mankind has distinguished itself from all other species by the rules of adaptation and survival instincts. Business is no different. In a world that changes every day, bringing along more challenges, marketplaces and customer wants, it is crucial for businesses to adjust to the changes, make use of new innovations and facilities, and to cede to the demands of the customer.

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How to Deal with the aftermath of Excessive SEO

One of the most prominent parenting maxims, used by parents from all over the world, is, “There shouldn’t be an excess of anything.” While parents are prone to use the statement while referring to the usage of smartphones and the internet, a student is yet to study to the extent of it being “too much studying”. 

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What do you do when SEO doesn’t bring results?

Business, in so many ways, is like a sport. It takes years of learning to master, never guarantees success and must be constantly worked at. Another similarity between sports and business is that failure never means the end of the line – it merely signals rest, like a pit-stop in a race. Every step of failure can be a route to success, both in sports and business, as long as one analyses the reasons behind the failure and charts out a plan for the future to avoid the initial shortcomings. Many sports-persons have made illustrious comebacks from injuries or huge failures to establish their legacy in the game and the world of business is replete with just as many tales.

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What Are The Disadvantages Of Outsourcing?

In a previous blog, we have described the term “outsourcing” and some benefits of outsourcing. But, it does not mean that there are no drawbacks. There are some disadvantages of IT Outsourcing.  These blogs are beneficial for small and medium-sized business owners as they need to have enough information before connecting with Outsourcing Company. If you have previously tried outsourcing for any of your departments, then you can also relate to the possibilities we have presented here. You are also welcome to share your experiences to inform others who are planning to hire third-party services.

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Major Advantages of E-Commerce! How to select the best E-Commerce solution?

E-Commerce has transformed the shopping process for present century, and it is going to stay for long. Rather than visiting the markets and stores, people now prefer buying products and services online. Software such as Magento, Big Commerce, OpenCart have played a major role in this process as most companies including Mag Studios utilize some of these tools to design attractive as well as 100% customer-friendly e-commerce portals to present your products and services in front of millions of viewers across the world. When we talk about eCommerce, we do not necessarily mean the online shopping sites, but every web portal where individual person or companies buy/sell either products or services using the online payment options, and online shopping sites such as amazon, flipkart etc. are just one part of the whole environment.

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