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Create a Slack Bot with TypeScript in 3 Steps

Create a Slack Bot with TypeScript in 3 Steps

Today Slack has become a tool that more and more companies use for communication within their teams. Though Slack App Directory offers a great number of applications, sometimes it is necessary to create a custom bot. In this guide you will be able to learn how to create a simple Slack bot of your own using TypeScript and Node.js.

May 17, 2022

9 min

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Top 10 Web Development Frameworks – Best Options in 2022

Top 10 Web Development Frameworks – Best Options in 2022

There are a lot of pre-written functionalities in web development, like frameworks, that include standardized coding practices and end-to-end templates. Using a web development framework, you don’t have to create the functionalities from scratch, but rather run them in the background. In this article we are going to have a look at the best web development frameworks, and probably help you see which of them can be suitable for your project.

May 12, 2022

10 min

Technologies
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How to Create a Marketplace: Step-by-Step Guide

How to Create a Marketplace: Step-by-Step Guide

Online shopping is gradually replacing shopping in offline stores. More and more people use their smartphones and computers to order things online, which means that the demand for e-commerce websites is growing too. But what defines a successful marketplace, and what do you need to build one? In this article we will answer these questions and look at the key steps of developing a marketplace.

May 10, 2022

15 min

Technologies
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Cross-Platform App Development: NativeScript vs React Native - What To Choose

Cross-Platform App Development: NativeScript vs React Native - What To Choose

As cross-platform mobile apps are becoming more and more popular, many businesses wonder which framework is the right one for their project. In this article we are going to compare two of the most popular cross-platform development frameworks - NativeScript and React Native, and help you decide which is best for you.

May 5, 2022

11 min

Technologies
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Hire a Dedicated Software Development Team in 2022 – Pros and Cons of this Approach, and Practical Advice

Hire a Dedicated Software Development Team in 2022 – Pros and Cons of this Approach, and Practical Advice

The major shift to remote work changed a lot in the modern business world. Today the demand for outsourced software development teams is much higher than before. In this article, we are going to explore this model, the cases when it is suitable, and share some practical advice on how to find a dedicated IT team.

April 28, 2022

14 min

Outsourcing
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Angular vs React vs Vue: Which Web Development Framework to Choose?

Angular vs React vs Vue: Which Web Development Framework to Choose?

Choosing the suitable front-end tools for a project is quite a challenging task. To see what you need it is necessary to assess and compare all the characteristics of each web development framework. In this article we are going to have a closer look at three of the most popular frameworks: React, Angular, and Vue, and help you decide which one is the most appropriate for your project.

April 26, 2022

12 min

Technologies
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Software Development Models: Types and Their Comparison

Software Development Models: Types and Their Comparison

Software development methodologies are an important part of making the process of application building more effective. In this article, we will review the most popular software development models and frameworks, their pros and cons, and which of them can be fitting for your project.

April 20, 2022

14 min

Project management
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SaaS Application Development [Comprehensive Guide]

SaaS Application Development [Comprehensive Guide]

Keeping up with the evolving technology trends is quite a challenging task for any business owner. Many companies wonder how to build a SaaS product? This guide will cover the essential features of SaaS applications, walk you through the SaaS development process, and help you estimate the cost of your project. 

April 14, 2022

12 min

Technologies
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Mobile App vs Mobile Website: The Detailed Comparison

Mobile App vs Mobile Website: The Detailed Comparison

Promotion on the mobile market is becoming more and more important, as the number of mobile devices used on the Internet is constantly increasing. Many companies are wondering what to choose – a mobile application or a mobile website. In this article we will cover the pros and cons of both options, and help you choose the right one for your business.

April 12, 2022

7 min

Technologies
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Web Application Architecture – Choosing the Best Option for Your Project

Web Application Architecture – Choosing the Best Option for Your Project

Web applications today are an essential part of the work of many businesses. But to create a web application, it is necessary to choose the suitable architecture for it first. In this article, we will look at web application architecture, its types, layers, and components, and the latest trends in web app development.

April 8, 2022

12 min

Technologies
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Website Development Process: 7 Steps to Create a Website

Website Development Process: 7 Steps to Create a Website

In the modern world, a website is the face of the business, so it is important for any company to be present on the internet with one that can show it in the best way possible. In this article, we have decided to have a closer look at the process of web development and to see what steps are essential for creating a good website.

April 1, 2022

8 min

Technologies
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How to Develop a Minimum Viable Product: The Ultimate Guide

How to Develop a Minimum Viable Product: The Ultimate Guide

MVP is a common term today that is familiar even to those who are not engaged in the product development sphere. In this article, we will shed more light on the minimum viable product development process, talk about its business benefits and answer the question “How much does an MVP cost?”

March 30, 2022

12 min

Technologies
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DevOps for Business: Benefits, Key Principles and Best Practices

DevOps for Business: Benefits, Key Principles and Best Practices

One says that DevOps is just something of a buzzword or another fad. We say that it is a real saver when it comes to big, constantly evolving projects. In this article, we will dig deeper into what DevOps is, its key principles, and how your product can benefit from it.  

March 24, 2022

11 min

Technologies
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Cross-Platform Mobile App Development: All You Need to Know

Cross-Platform Mobile App Development: All You Need to Know

Cross-platform mobile app development is an approach that allows the creation of mobile applications that are compatible with several operating systems at the same time. In this article, we are going to discuss the pros and cons of this approach, consider the differences between native and cross-platform development and have a look at the most frequently used frameworks.

March 22, 2022

14 min

Technologies
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How to Create a Location-Based App

How to Create a Location-Based App

Location-based apps and those with built-in geolocation capabilities are one of the hottest trends in mobile development. In this article, we’ll walk you through the geolocation app development, starting with the types of applications to required technologies and pitfalls to avoid when building a product.

March 17, 2022

12 min

Technologies
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Why You Should Use React For Web Development

Why You Should Use React For Web Development

If you are new to web development, you must be wondering why React is on everyone’s lips. In this article, we discuss what makes React so favored by many web developers and clients and explain why you should use it in your projects.

March 3, 2022

8 min

Technologies
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Top 10 Web Development Trends in 2022

Top 10 Web Development Trends in 2022

Where is web development going? In this article, we have compiled a list of the most promising trends shaping the future of web development in 2022 and beyond based on market demands in various domains.

February 21, 2022

8 min read

Technologies
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10 React Native Libraries to Use in Your Next Project

10 React Native Libraries to Use in Your Next Project

In this article, we have gathered some of the most popular React Native libraries that will simplify and speed up the creation and implementation of some widespread features for your next mobile app.

December 2, 2021

6 min read

Technologies
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Changing the Mode of Engagement in Physical Activity Using Behavior Design - Startup Stories with Erik Pavia

Changing the Mode of Engagement in Physical Activity Using Behavior Design - Startup Stories with Erik Pavia

In a new episode of ‘Startup Stories’, UpsilonIT talks to Erik Pavia, the Founder and CEO of Pantheon, a new social fitness app. From Erik’s story, you will learn why disrupted technologies can't be quickly scaled up to a mass audience, how the approach to connected fitness has changed during the last ten years, and why relative accuracy of activity data is more critical than absolute.

November 17, 2021

11 min read

Interview
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Improving Supply Chain Visibility with Data-driven Solutions - Startup Stories with Wouter Brouwer

Improving Supply Chain Visibility with Data-driven Solutions - Startup Stories with Wouter Brouwer

In a new episode of 'Startup Stories,' UpsilonIT talks to Wouter Brouwer, the supply chain management consultant at Alders Transport Group, a company that provides sustainable and constructive transport solutions. From Wouter's story, you will learn about the specific requirements for chemical transportation, how small companies approach new technologies and why visibility is a 'must-have' for transportation companies. 

September 9, 2021

13 min read

Interview
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How Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions Transform Healthcare

How Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions Transform Healthcare

With more technologies emerging and evolving, the healthcare model has shifted to ‘home-centered.’ One delivery method that becomes a popular talking point due to the transition is remote patient monitoring. In this article, we’ll discuss RPM solutions and how they’re helping shape the future of the industry.

August 27, 2021

7 min read

Healthcare
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How to Do Map Clustering with React Native

How to Do Map Clustering with React Native

In this article, we will describe how we used clustering to display a large number of markers on a map and provide you with the React Native code needed for its implementation.

August 19, 2021

7 min read

Technologies
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Transforming the World of Ocean Freight Shipping using Simplicity from Innovation - Startup Stories with Petere Pamela Miner

Transforming the World of Ocean Freight Shipping using Simplicity from Innovation - Startup Stories with Petere Pamela Miner

In a new episode of ‘Startup Stories’, UpsilonIT talks to Petere Pamela Miner, the Co-founder and President of CoLoadX, a company that is bringing innovation into an industry that is ready for transformation. CoLoadX is connecting those who need to ship with those who can do the shipping. From Petere’s story, you will learn about the pain customers feel when it comes to shipping, the new landscape of logistics providers competing with online retailers, and the tipping point in the industry.

August 12, 2021

12 min read

Interview
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Top 10 Headless CMS. Market-leading Headless CMS Comparison

Top 10 Headless CMS. Market-leading Headless CMS Comparison

How to choose the best headless CMS for your business? In this article, we have identified several types of headless CMS for different business requirements and compiled a list of the most effective ones. Learn more about the alternatives, compare features, and narrow down your search based on the pros and cons of each platform to find the most suitable headless CMS.

July 15, 2021

14 min read

Technologies
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Headless or Traditional CMS? Schemes, Use Cases, Pros and Cons

Headless or Traditional CMS? Schemes, Use Cases, Pros and Cons

In this article, we will cover how headless and traditional CMS work, explain the main differences between headless and traditional CMS and compare their pros and cons in the context of specific use cases.

July 2, 2021

7 min read

Technologies
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How to Build Chat Functionality into Your App with React Native [Part 2]

How to Build Chat Functionality into Your App with React Native [Part 2]

In the second part of our article ‘How to Build Chat Functionality into Your App with React Native,’ we will cover key steps of developing a chat application that is based on Sendbird Chat API and SDK. 

June 11, 2021

7 min read

Technologies
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How to Build Chat Functionality into Your App with React Native [Part 1]

How to Build Chat Functionality into Your App with React Native [Part 1]

In this article, we will walk you through how to quickly build a React Native chat app using Twilio-based back-end along with Gifted Chat for styling.

June 4, 2021

12 min read

Technologies
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Top 10 IT Outsourcing Trends That Will Matter in 2021

Top 10 IT Outsourcing Trends That Will Matter in 2021

How will the IT outsourcing landscape look like in 2021? What to expect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? What technologies will shape the global outsourcing market? In this article, we have singled out 10 trends in outsourcing software development that will matter in the unprecedented times of 2021.

May 14, 2021

9 min read

Outsourcing
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Clutch Recognizes Upsilon as Top Python and Django Developer in Belarus

Clutch Recognizes Upsilon as Top Python and Django Developer in Belarus

Upsilon is highlighted by Clutch as Top B2B service provider from Belarus that delivers software on Python and Django platforms.

May 5, 2021

2 min read

In the news
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Custom Healthcare Software: Types, Benefits and Why to Implement in 2021

Custom Healthcare Software: Types, Benefits and Why to Implement in 2021

How can healthcare sector benefit from developing custom software in 2021? In this article, we'll cover the most popular types of medical software, highlight their benefits, and consider ways to implement them.

April 15, 2021

7 min read

Healthcare
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Delivering Value through AI to the Supply Chain Paperwork - Startup Stories with Tomer Shamir

Delivering Value through AI to the Supply Chain Paperwork - Startup Stories with Tomer Shamir

In a new episode of ‘Startup Stories’, UpsilonIT talks to Tomer Shamir, the Co-founder, and COO of AiDock, a company providing AI solutions for paperwork automation. From Tomer’s story, you will learn how they are delivering value through artificial intelligence to the supply chain paperwork and why it is important for the logistics industry.

March 17, 2021

10 min read

Interview
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How We Developed an Online Music Player with TypeScript

How We Developed an Online Music Player with TypeScript

In this article, we share our experience of creating a custom music player for a Social Music Web Platform with TypeScript illustrating each step with a programming code.

January 28, 2021

4 min read

Technologies
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10 Trends Reshaping Logistics and Supply Chain Management in 2021

10 Trends Reshaping Logistics and Supply Chain Management in 2021

This article compiled the top 10 trends that industry professionals expect to see as key growth enablers for logistics and supply chain management companies in the new economy shaken by COVID-19.

January 5, 2021

9 min read

Logistics
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Is Salesforce-Slack Deal a Win-Win?

Is Salesforce-Slack Deal a Win-Win?

A rumored deal between the two tech companies is officially confirmed. Who benefited more: Salesforce or Slack? How will this acquisition affect the balance of power in the market? Let's find out.

December 7, 2020

3 min read

Slack
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How to Disrupt a Market with an Inventory-Predictive-Analysis Solution - Startup Stories with David McPhetrige

How to Disrupt a Market with an Inventory-Predictive-Analysis Solution - Startup Stories with David McPhetrige

In a new episode of ‘Startup Stories’ interviews, UpsilonIT talks to David McPhetrige, a business partner of Right Sized Inventory, a US-based company providing the supply-chain market with a patented, probabilistic predictive-analytics solution for inventory optimization. From David’s story, you will learn about how he developed a patented technology that enables businesses to forecast, plan, and optimize their inventory with less effort while helping them save thousands of dollars as well as improve customer service levels.

November 18, 2020

7 min read

Interview
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How a Zero-deposit Renting Will Revolutionize the Rental Industry - Startup Stories with Tony Popov

How a Zero-deposit Renting Will Revolutionize the Rental Industry - Startup Stories with Tony Popov

In a new episode of our ‘Startup Stories’ interviews, UpsilonIT talks to Tony Popov, founder and CTO of Kiko, a proptech London-based startup. From Tony’s story, you will learn about how the idea of a platform enabling tenants to rent securely without a deposit has secured around £500,000 of funding.

September 22, 2020

10 min read

Interview
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How to Extract Tabular Data from PDF

How to Extract Tabular Data from PDF

It's quite tedious to extract tabular data from PDF and convert it into an easily editable and searchable format. Our developer team conducted a study to find out what's the best software for parsing PDF tables and getting data out of them.

September 16, 2020

1 min read

Technologies
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How Pairing Kindness and Connection Led to Success - Startup Stories with Courtney Werner

How Pairing Kindness and Connection Led to Success - Startup Stories with Courtney Werner

In a new episode of our ‘Startup Stories’ interviews, UpsilonIT talks to Courtney Werner, a co-founder of KOYA Innovations Inc, a US-based startup delivering an innovative mobile social experience that brings together the advantages of both time and place in giving and messaging. From Сourtney’s story, you will learn about how KOYA disrupted the $127B gift card market by making it frictionless to send gifts to friends and family that are meaningful and get discovered at the time and place of use.

September 9, 2020

10 min read

Interview
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Slack vs. Discord Comparison: Which One Is Better for Business?

Slack vs. Discord Comparison: Which One Is Better for Business?

Today, we are going to compare Slack and Discord   - perhaps, most popular team communication platforms and figure out what is the difference between them and which one can better solve your daily business tasks.

August 13, 2020

11 min read

Slack
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Upsilon Wins Clutch Award for Top Belarus Developer

Upsilon Wins Clutch Award for Top Belarus Developer

Upsilon recognized on the Clutch list of top software developers in Belarus.

August 5, 2020

2 min read

In the news
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Transforming In-Stadium Experience - Startup Stories with Chandler Young (iJustOrder)

Transforming In-Stadium Experience - Startup Stories with Chandler Young (iJustOrder)

In a new episode of our ‘Startup Stories’ interviews, UpsilonIT talks to Chandler Young, the CEO and Founder of iJustOrder, a technology company that specializes in developing app-based platforms for stadiums and event venues across the US. From Chandler’s story you will learn about how a former athlete and tech fan created a mobile app through which stadium and event venue customers can order concession food and merchandise, while never having to leave their seats.

July 8, 2020

13 min read

Interview
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How Mapping Software Helps Field Salespeople Sell More - Startup Stories with Steve Benson

How Mapping Software Helps Field Salespeople Sell More - Startup Stories with Steve Benson

In a new episode of our ‘Startup Stories’ interviews, UpsilonIT talks to Steve Benson, CEO of Badger Maps, a San Francisco-based SaaS company that provides mapping and routing solution for outside salespeople. Steve has been a sales rep, sales manager, and VP of sales at big companies like Google. He is an expert in sales, SaaS, and entrepreneurship and is passionate about making field sales reps more successful.

June 17, 2020

10 min read

Interview
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Improving Lives through Science and Tech Innovation - Startup Stories with Fred Dillon

Improving Lives through Science and Tech Innovation - Startup Stories with Fred Dillon

In a new episode of our ‘Startup Stories’ interviews, UpsilonIT talks to Fred Dillon, the Senior Director of Strategy & Design of Hopelab, a San Francisco-based social innovation lab that creates behavior-change tech to help teens and young adults live healthier, happy lives. Fred has over a decade of experience in leading staff and external partners to design technology solutions and is passionate about improving the health and well-being of young people.

June 11, 2020

15 min read

Interview
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React Native vs. Flutter: What to Pick for Your Next Project?

React Native vs. Flutter: What to Pick for Your Next Project?

In the previous article, we discussed the rivalry between React Native and Flutter for cross-platform development and compared them on a set of parameters. This time, we will focus on the practical side of things.

April 1, 2020

3 min read

Technologies
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React Native vs. Flutter: What Is The Most Popular Framework for Mobile Apps?

React Native vs. Flutter: What Is The Most Popular Framework for Mobile Apps?

The cross-platform mobile development world is abundant in battle-ready frameworks. We begin the first part of our article on comparing the two most popular cross-platform frameworks.

March 26, 2020

4 min read

Technologies
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Remote working is the way to stand up to Coronavirus danger

Remote working is the way to stand up to Coronavirus danger

How to stay productive while working home remotely as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus.

March 17, 2020

6 min read

Productivity
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How to Keep a ‘Go Big or Go Home’ Attitude: an AI Application Story

How to Keep a ‘Go Big or Go Home’ Attitude: an AI Application Story

AI-based applications are the hottest trend of 2020. Team Upsilon spoke to Roland Polzin, co-founder of Wing, an AI-based personal assistant app that works better than Siri and Alexa. We discussed what can give an AI assistant that extra value for the users, and which personality traits are important to cultivate in order to be a successful entrepreneur.

March 3, 2020

8 min read

Interview
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Slack Introduces New Home Tab: Why It Matters

Slack Introduces New Home Tab: Why It Matters

The newest feature helps build and customize Slack bots to be more informative, intuitive, and interactive for users.

February 21, 2020

5 min read

Slack
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A Guide to Vendor Evaluation and Scoring in Software Outsourcing

A Guide to Vendor Evaluation and Scoring in Software Outsourcing

How to minimize risks and choose the best-fit outsourcing partner? This ultimate guide will navigate you through the key criteria and methods of software vendor evaluation in outsourcing.

12 min read

Outsourcing
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How to Make Accurate Project Estimations

How to Make Accurate Project Estimations

Can software project estimation be as realistic as possible? In this article, we share some hands-on techniques and useful tips on making the estimating process more accurate and robust.

11 min read

Project management
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Why Is It Hard To Find a Good Developer? Freelance vs Outsourcing Comparison

Why Is It Hard To Find a Good Developer? Freelance vs Outsourcing Comparison

Finding a good developer can be quite challenging due to the increased demand for the services of technical specialists from businesses striving for digital transformation. To overcome the shortage, they start looking for new opportunities to hire a developer. Two of the most widely used options are freelance and outsourcing. In this article, we describe the reasons for the developer shortage and define the pros and cons of each hiring tactic in the context of specific use cases.

17 min read

Outsourcing

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