Quality assurance methods and best practices: QA definition - Clockwise Software

What is software quality assurance? The question seems easy until you dig deeper into quality assurance methods. We have gathered the main QA best practices, so that you can better understand and value the testing process!

How to fund a startup? The comprehensive guide to investments - Clockwise Software

How to fund a startup? In this article, we talk about various investment strategies, review the difference between a venture capitalist and an angel investor, and find out why crowdfunding a startup may be a good idea!

Personal voice assistant technology: smart speakers with intelligent personal assistant - Clockwise

Smart speakers based on personal voice assistant technology keep evolving. Why are smart speakers popular, what are they capable of? Let’s find the answers!

The secrets of technical SEO: how to boost your website and attract more visitors

Do you want your awesome website to appear at the top of search engine result pages? Follow this simple rules to reach your goal!

Implementing location services in an application. Which APIs should you consider for each use case?

Most of the modern mobile apps use device's location to deliver customized service to their users. How does it work in practice? We have reviewed the most popular techniques to enable your app to receive and process user location.

Possible disadvantages of single page applications. How to turn them into benefits?

Single page applications (or SPAs) are trendy nowadays. However, along with a handful of benefits, they can bring some drawbacks as well. But we know how to take most from all possible disadvantages of an SPA!

How to do A/B testing: A step-by-step guide for beginners

This article will guide you through the main stages of A/B testing, starting with building a hypothesis up to implementing changes. to your website or app. These founded improvements are doomed to succeed!

How to create a buyer persona and start using it immediately

Everyone talks about the importance of a buyer persona. We talk about how to create it and how to use it for achieving better results!

The rise of consumer IoT: Smart devices that are becoming a part of the average household

Can you imagine how many various devices are already connected to the internet? And what will our household look like in the coming years? We have investigated the market of consumer IoT to give you an overview!

Forewarned is forearmed: the primary types of cyber attacks and how to prevent them

Cyber attacks cost companies and state institutions millions of dollars yearly. But, most of them can be prevented by just following these simple steps.

Design trends in 2019. To dare or not to dare?

Blindly following the latest design trends might be risky, just as sticking to your 10 years old interface. Let's discuss the fashion in web and mobile design and take a look at how some of the modern artists see the future of digital.

Discovering main web app vulnerabilities with manual and automated security testing

Manual or automated? Which type of security testing enables finding more vulnerabilities? Forget this either-or question. It is all about finding the balance. Let's dig deeper into the capabilities of manual and automated security testing!

Overview of map services that bring the whole world to the smartphone screen

Paper maps are not in trend anymore. All we need is already on our smartphone. A variety of map services enable software developers to create multi-functional applications. In our new article, we take a closer look at the most popular of them. Some use cases are also reviewed!

Top JavaScript frameworks for cross-platform development. Who is the leader?

There are tens of frameworks for cross-platform app development. The choice is hard. However, our comprehensive market review enabled us to discover the true leaders. Read about the frameworks that promise you top performance coupled wit native-like experience

Laravel application with Bitbucket Pipelines

How to enable Bitbucket Pipelines in a Laravel application? Find the answer in our article

How to understand your customers? Creating a buyer persona will help!

Brands often make mistakes. The primary reason for that is poor understanding of what the buyer persona of the particular business is. In our new article, we talk about techniques that help you make effective decisions based on your customer's preferences.

Introduction to A/B testing. How to find out what your customers really like?

How do you decide what changes to your product or service will work better? If you still rely on your preferences, intuition, or any market researches - read this article ASAP! A/B testing is the most efficient tool to satisfy your clients and increase your revenue!

Overview of mobile backend as a service providers. Which one will be your choice?

Mobile backend as a service is a great solution when you need to develop a product with low expenses in a short time. But how to choose a reliable MBaaS provider? Our overview will help

How to prevent a web app from attacks? Security testing will help

We bet that your app or website processes and stores vulnerable user data. But is it safe? Security testing will help to detect most common vulnerabilities and prevent personal data from leakage.

Clockwise Software recognized as a top web developer in Ukraine according to customer reviews!

We are happy to announce that Clockwise Software was recognized as one of Top Web Developers in Ukraine by Clutch! This is a great motivation for our team to improve!

Single page applications. Are they a good choice for your project?

Single page applications fit all website content within one page. They offer a smooth user experience and reduce the load time. But how are they developed? What are single page application examples? The answers are in this article

Is your system ready for high loads? Popular load testing tools in 2018

You want to have as many app users as possible. But is your system ready to handle all of them? You can find it out with load testing. We also review most popular load testing tools.

Weex framework - fresh blood in the cross-platform development ring

Cross-platform app development market keeps evolving. Here we will introduce you to Weex - a new framework, which will soon chase the market leaders such as React Native, Ionic, and others.

Blockchain is changing the world around us. Businesses have a chance to innovate!

Blockchain became highly discussed due to recent bitcoin rise. However, this technology has much more to offer! We review the best uses of blockchain for any type of business!

The hard choice between mobile backend as a service and custom backend explained with pizza

We explain all advantages and disadvantages of mobile backend as a service (mBaaS) and custom backend comparing them with... pizza! This technology couldn't be explained easier!

Dealing with large files in Cordova

Have you had an error when trying to upload a large file to a Cordova application? Seems like we've found a solution!

Location-based apps are conquering the world. Is your product ready to join them?

Location apps strive to make our life easier, more comfortable and more fun. Let's review the main problems geolocation services solve. Besides, we take a closer look at how geolocation works

Monolithic vs. Microservices - the choice that defines the whole development process

Microservices and monolithic architecture are competitor approaches. In this article we review both to help you choose the right one

Essential AWS products every app will benefit from

Amazon Web Services (or AWS) is the most popular cloud services provider worldwide. We review the essential AWS products that can be used to build any type of a web or mobile app

React Native vs. Ionic. The battle of giants in the cross-platform development field

React Native and Ionic are main competitors among cross-platform app development frameworks. We overview the main differences, advantages, and disadvantages of each framework to help you make the right decision.

Amazon Web Services Introduction: all you need to know about the world’s largest cloud services provider

Nowadays, Amazon Web Services is the largest cloud services provider. We overview the products and pricing options offered by AWS, as well as the advantages of the service.

Types of Web Hosting. What to choose in 2018

How to choose hosting for your website? Check out our overview of 4 major web hosting types and choose the perfect home for your website.

Automation testing tools. A short overview of solutions for different use cases

The popularity of automated software testing increases, just like the number of test automation frameworks. This article will guide you through the most popular tools and help you to make the right choice depending on your current needs.

Modern artificial intelligence frameworks that make AI available to everyone.

Artificial intelligence frameworks make the creation of deep learning, neural networks and NLP applications easier and faster offering ready solutions. We overview top AI frameworks to discover which work better for specific cases.

UDK WebOffice - complex enterprise software with order management and logistics modules

As you know the right software can optimize the processes of the big manufacturer. In this article you can find out how to delegate the routine work to software, optimizing the processes and saving plenty of time and money that can be invested in further growth.

What is artificial intelligence? From Sci-Fi right into your business plan

When will machines be more intelligent that us? How is AI helpful? There are so many questions and so much misunderstanding around artificial intelligence. The following article gives a comprehensive explanation of AI and related concepts.

Manual vs. automated software testing — choosing the right approach

What is better, manual or automated testing? We often hear this question, and our answer is always the same: manual and automated testing aren’t competitor approaches, they work best together. Find out, what your strategy should look like to take most out of every type of testing.

Joining the sharing economy hype. How to build a successful online marketplace?

The rising number of modern online marketplaces cause rapid development of sharing economy. How to catch the hype and build a marketplace that will conquer the world? Find the answers in our article

Web Development Trends in 2018

Web development trends are changing rapidly. Yesterday the multi-page websites were popular, today the trend for simplicity brought single-page apps back on the top. Read about other tendencies in web development for 2018.

Custom logistics software - features that will save you money

Custom logistics software includes a set of features tailored to a specific business needs. Find out how a piece of software can help your company reduce the logistics costs, improve working productivity minimizing paperwork and secure all your data.

How to reduce logistics costs?

Whether or not your customers will be able to enjoy your high-quality products depends on the logistics department. Proper delivery requires a lot of efforts and investments. Here are the best practices to reduce the logistics budget improving the working efficiency.

Order management systems overview: what does your business actually need?

Do you know that hard choice between a SaaS solution and a custom software? In our new article we have compared all features of different types of order management software to help you choose the tool that fits your business processes best.

Payment gateway comparison - international services vs. local solutions

If you as a business plan to receive payments from your users online, you won’t get along without a payment gateway. But which one to choose? This article offers you an extensive overview of different service providers with references to relevant business cases.

Strapping - custom order management system for consignment business

Order management is one of the spheres where automation is highly efficient. Though, specific business processes require custom approach. Read about an order management system developed for Strapping

Progressive Web Apps - The New Word In User Engagement

Asking yourself, what alternatives does the expensive native mobile development have? Doubts aside, try the progressive web apps. They are a combination of fast and cheap web development with traditional app-like features. Find out more!

How to choose a payment gateway for your project?

The rapid development of e-commerce became possible due to payment gateways, services which enable quick and simple online transactions. How to choose a payment gateway that will perfectly match the needs of your business? This article is answering all the questions.

Web vs. native vs. hybrid applications. Finding a compromise between price and performance

Web and hybrid apps a bad, native apps are expensive. If you keep hearing this cliche, let us dispel the myth. You will be surprised how many world’s top companies have “bad” apps and are still adored by their users. With this article you will make the wise choice about your future app development.

Developing Toddy - the online marketplace for parents and babysitters

Local online marketplaces are becoming extremely popular nowadays. Recently we have created a marketplace for parents and babysitters with the focus on Australian market. How was that? Find out with us.

Frontend frameworks showdown: Angular vs. React vs. Vue

Starting a new project you definitely have to face the hard choice of the technologies it will be based on. This comparison of three most powerful front end frameworks will help you making the right choice according to your real needs, and not just current trends. Check it out!

How to achieve maximum benefits with a minimum viable product

MVP is one of your first steps towards the successful business, and you should make this step wisely. Don’t overestimate your budget and hire expensive developers from the very beginning. Read this simple advice and build the product the customers really like and appreciate.

How to make a prototype? The first step towards a successful product

What is the first step from a great idea to a successful project? We believe it is thorough prototyping. How to make a prototype that will result in an application everybody loves? Find the answers in our article!

Anti-trends in web development. Get rid of these until the end of 2018

Are you interested in web development trends of the coming year? Then this anti-trend list is also worth your attention. Find out what irritates website visitors and ruins your conversions!