7 Steps on How to Better Brainstorm Engineering Problems

Brainstorming is a vital practice for collaboration and for solving technical issues encountered during a project. It helps to break out of the monotonous pattern of thinking and develop new ways to view or solve a problem. Engineering teams are usually composed of diverse individuals with expertise in different disciplines making brainstorming a powerful tool. By doing so allows the …

Version Control — Why Do We Need It?

Complex code development is impossible without a Version Control System (VCS). Version Control is used to track and control changes to source code. It is an essential tool to ensure the integrity of the codebase. Why is Version Control Essential? Easy Modification of the codebase Software development includes the continuous process of modifying programs and version control system makes this task …

What Is the “Internet of Things (IoT)”?

So what’s all the fuss about IOT or Internet of Things? Well in a nutshell tons of data. When you have vast amounts of data, you have analytics which can help you predict future events because you can identify patterns which tend to be cyclic. IOT is nothing new — I’ve been building embedded data gathering devices since my first …

6 Ways To Write Better Code

Writing better code Regardless of the programming language you use here are 6 ways to help you write better code. 1 — Spend more time designing They say, and it’s true spend 90% planning and 10% doing. Without a good design, ie a clear goal and a roadmap all your efforts will only spin wheels. Work with complete specifications and exhaustive …

5 Ways to Improve Engineering Teams

Teamwork gets faster results. Teamwork is a vital element for successful engineering. Engineers have to function well in a team-oriented environment to accomplish tasks, especially when working on big projects. Strong teamwork allows engineers to adjust to changes, adapt to diversity and in turn, increase productivity. Here are 5 tips on how you can build stronger engineering teams. 1 — Align Goals …