The Agile Manifesto is a very functional and effective concept. But multinational corporations sometimes interpret it in their own way and distort its ideas. Therefore, when I talk about the dark side of agile, I must also devote some time to the dangers of a foolishly designed project proposal by the client.
The project manager is not keeping up with deadlines, bugs are in every line of code, and the budget is under fire. But don't worry, a miraculous red pill glimmers on the horizon. An agile world in which everything flows like a dream. For those who cannot manage good results in traditional project management, it’s perfect. Sit back as we watch one of the biggest mistakes about agile, in real time.
I was there when agile development was introduced at eBay. I worked as a Scrum Master in a software house. And since I joined eMan, I‘ve gotten some experience as a software supplier to multinational companies. I like agile, but nobody talks about its dark side. The time has come to shine a light on it.
On the last day of May, Prague hosted the biggest conference for mobile app developers in Central Europe. And, as always, we did not miss the chance to be one of the partners of the event. How was it? AWESOME. There were over 700 attendees from 28 countries. Interesting talks, an action-packed program, stands from various IT companies, and several workshops. That was mDevCamp 2019.
In the last part of this series, we stated that, after GPRS was past its prime, telephone service providers were not quick to move on and adopt new technologies. This inability to offer a competitive, modern technology presented the perfect opportunity for the rise of Sigfox and other IoT technologies. Today, we finally catch up and hopefully start to see the future of communication possibilities of the Internet of Things, i.e. the NB-IoT infrastructure, also known as LTE Cat NB1, according to the 3GPP Release 13.
Technological development is racing ahead at full speed, and functions of augmented reality (AR) can be found in our smartphones for quite some time now. At eMan, we’ve been working with AR since 2011. And that’s quite a while! So, in this article, we’d like to do a brief overview of the most interesting projects that we’ve worked on so far.
Marco Vitella and Francesco Di Punzio, are two Italian students attending Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico G. Chilesotti, in a city called Thiene. Both students did a five-week internship under the leadership of our CTO, Jirka Pech. Why did they choose eMan, how was the experience, and what did they learn?
As is the case with many of my peers, I also grew up playing computer games. Today, I’ll talk mainly about server modifications for the legendary game Counter-Strike: Source. Read on and immerse yourself in a world where anything and everything is possible.
Nowadays, you see plastic waste everywhere... It’s about time to reduce its usage as much as possible. That is why we are supporting a project called FILTERMAC, which aims to reduce the usage of plastic bottles. Thanks to our initiative, university students did not have to use over 132,000 half-liter PET bottles.
In the world of IT, it’s said that some documentation is better than no documentation. While that’s true, you can still encounter quite a lot of difficulties when working with any given documentation. That’s why a tool named Jazzy exists. Jazzy is a tool that can generate documentation with a single command. It saves you time and gets rid of the need for lengthy “rewrites” of the code for people who want to understand it. Let’s have a look at how this handy tool works.