A lot of companies have just the staff necessary to take care of the day to day tasks and problems. It's only natural considering the shortage of developers and the need to keep costs down. To innovate, it's necessary to have resources dedicated solely to develop new features and products. Resources that are not held
We want our customers to build great platforms. Platforms that disrupt their industries and maybe even create entirely new ones. Providing tools and opportunities for this, technological and otherwise, is what we do. In the past we've held different kinds of meetups for developers, both our customers' and our own to exchange knowledge, news and
Many enterprise systems are monolithic giants, i.e. one big application possibly with a (bigger or lesser) number of plugins to increase functionality. This means that classical enterprise systems have a complex structure with different parts being tightly incorporated into each other. Complex and monolithic structures severely increases development time and makes it so much harder
The rewards of creating high tech products can be great, both in terms of revenue and in affecting peoples lives. Just think about all the different types of software you use on any given day. All those applications have an impact on your life, at the workplace and at home. Building great products is what
There are things well established and successfull companies can learn from startups. Innovation for one. Being innovative isn't magic, it's about creating teams and giving them the right set of tools. Innovation is the main factor that makes any company not only survive but thrive. It's innovation that's taken Apple to where it is now.
In previous blog posts we've written about minimum viable product, making sure your product actually fills a need (solves a problem) and how to identify your customer. The time has come to talk a little bit about prototypes. The message of this blog post is, in short, don't do it! Disclaimer: we're talking about software
When marketing a product, any kind of product, it is vital to know who your customer is. This is even more true when it comes to software or other tech products. We've published an article about Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and one about the need to have the product address an actual problem. Now the
You have an idea for a product. You build it. It's absolutely great, and it works flawlessly. But, the customers aren't pouring in. There is a widespread notion that "if you build it, they will come". 'They' in this case being the users/customers. To a certain extent it's true. If your product is good it's possible
Most of us don't want to take a product to market unless it's perfect. It's understandable but a mistake, because no product will ever be finished and perfect. It also keeps a lot of great products from reaching the market. In order to finance that stroke of genius that is your business idea you'll need to
On thursday, February 23rd it's time once again. Time for Code Night in Stockholm! It's the 8th Code Night and the theme is "the Perfect Language". Starcounter will of course be represented, this time by Michal Nosek who will do a talk on C# in the database. Most of the event will be in Swedish,
Choosing the right game to play is no simple thing, and most of us are affected by trends and what is talked about in the media. Many focus on consumer applications, especially mobile apps, partly because it's top-of-mind with apps like Spotify, Trello, Angry Birds, Pokémon Go and others. Another reason is, of course, that
Artificial intelligence is a somewhat trendy topic. At Starcounter, we've researched and worked with AI for a long time. Just recently our COO, Stefan Edqvist wrote an article about AI and business intelligence. It was published at IT Briefcase and is an interesting read. Hint: it's all about real time data analysis. And for that you
Wednesday, December 14th 2016 was a little bit of a historical day for us here at Starcounter. Maybe not one of the major events in our history so far, but important none the less. We hosted our first ever Tech Day, a full day of talks on working with the Starcounter platform, for and by
On december 1st the seventh edition of Code Night took place. IDG arranged the whole thing, with the support of companies like Starcounter and others. Starcounter was there, in force. Theme of the evening was optimizing for performance. But not only that, the Swedish Developer of the year was selected during the evening.