Should you outsource your programming?

Should you outsource your programming? You have a big project or a startup idea you want to get developed but you don’t have your own development team so just how should you go about it. Basically there are four options: Employ your own programmers. Outsource to an onshore (local) programming house. Outsource to an offshore programming house. Outsource to a programming house which manages the … Continue reading Should you outsource your programming?

What does a programmer do?

Firstly, it should be understood that most web development houses will specialise in a specific programming language. The choice of the programming language is important as it should be in common usage, an up to date version should be employed and it needs to be well supported by the developers. For example Spinoff Digital uses .aspx also known as .NET (along with supporting technologies and … Continue reading What does a programmer do?

Artificial Intelligence: The Good The Bad And The Speculative

What is artificial intelligence – AI? A simple definition is intelligence demonstrated by machines as compared to that of sentient beings, that is, humans and animals. It could well be argued that machines cannot feel therefore they are not sentient, but they can certainly perform quite complex tasks extremely accurately and they can learn from experience. The term robots is often used but these are … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: The Good The Bad And The Speculative

Data Visualisation Making Sense of Your Business Data

What is data visualisation? Data visualisation is something of a current buzz word and like most new labels there is some confusion around just what it means but as with many things in life it is really quite simple and literal. Look at the two words: data, a set of facts or information is a definition which suits most people and visualisation, to form an … Continue reading Data Visualisation Making Sense of Your Business Data