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How a business can benefit by following the Agile principles

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The Agile methodology refers to a set of values and principles that the various teams under a company should follow in order to effectively facilitate Agile transformation. It’s basically a collection of beliefs that these teams can use in order to effectively make decisions on how to develop software using incremental and frequent improvements, rather than releasing a huge chunk of software at irregular and spaced-out intervals. It’s meant to help a company uncover better ways of developing software by doing it, and helping others do it.

There are various ways in which a business can benefit from Agile and DevOps services, which are listed below:

Facilitates better decision-making: The Agile principles are ultimately meant to increase the quality of decision-making in your company by providing you with a set of pre-determined rules and guidelines that various teams in the company must follow in order to – for lack of a better term – stay on the same page. Through this process of Agile transformation, companies can make their processes more effective.

Faster developmental process: Agile transformation – more often than not – includes the adoption of DevOps services as well in order to streamline the process for software development, testing, refinement and release into one cohesive unit. Utilizing combination of Agile and DevOps methodologies will lead to faster and smoother software releases and updates. Ultimately, this will lead to the next benefit on this list.

Guaranteed consumer satisfaction: In this modern day and age, one can never be too fast when it comes to supplying quality products and/or services to their customers. With the adoptions of Agile and DevOps, the time taken between the development, testing and rolling out of software decreases tremendously. This helps in facilitating a healthy relationship between the company and its customers, since they are able to quickly respond to customer feedback and fix any problems that might arise in almost no time at all.

Transparency of information: DevOps services will arise automatically when a company starts the process of Agile transformation. In DevOps, the development team and the operations teams band together to form one single cohesive unit. By doing this, the problem of the information gap is negated, since the aspect of the team that focuses on development can quickly roll out incremental improvements and innovations to the operations side in order to test this software.

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5 Best Aviator Apps for Android

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If you are a commercial or private pilot or even a trainee, an Aviation app will be extremely helpful for you. Using it, you can get a detailed report of flight status, weather and many more directly from your Android device. Many apps are there in the market which are useful while you are flying as well. In this article, we shall check out the top 5 Aviation apps for your Android device.

Garmin Pilot

This app transforms your device into a complete navigator, offering the pilot the ability to figure out a flight route, meteorological conditions and many other features which are available in navigation apps published by Garmin. The app has a simple and interactive user interface. Since its functionality is quite similar to other popular navigation apps, if the pilot is familiar with Garmin avionics, he or she will find the app easier to use.  Using the app, the pilot can collect data from NEXRAD radar, AIRMET, TAF, check for thunderstorm and wind strength from reputed meteorological information centers in Canada and the United States.

 

MyRadar Weather Radar

This app shows you the weather around your current location in an animated format. If you are in flight, you can check quickly the weather that is on your way. It has a high definition radar which collects data from NWS and NOAA and no matter how much you zoom in, you will always find a clear report. Although the app is free, the only drawback is some ads. Those can be removed with some in-app purchases.

FlightAware Flight Tracker

This app is not exactly for a pilot, but also for a passenger who is traveling or for a person who wants to know the whereabouts of his friend or family member who is traveling. FlightAware can help you track the real-time status, even live track a commercial flight that is located anywhere in the world. You can track the flight with flight number, tail number or even source and destination. The app is free for download and has some in-app purchases which provide you some added advantages.

FltPlan Go

If you are a pilot, you must be aware of the Fltplan website. This app is a companion app for that website and brings all the useful tools of that website to your Android mobile or tablet. You will get a powerful mapping and route feature which you can use even when there is no network available. It also gives you information about FBOs and airports. If you are a private flier, the app will give you information like fuel pricing along the route, so that you can stop for a refill at a place that suits your budget. When used online, the app automatically syncs with the Fltplan website, keeping your records updated and synced.

Avare

This app is only for pilots who are flying in the United States and in certain regions of Canada. For other countries in the world, the app provides TPC charts and also ONC charts for South Asian countries. For all FAA charts, the app provides offline maps, diagrams of airports and procedures to follow at the terminal. Not only that, if any obstacles and rough terrain come along your route, you will have that information as well.

There are other useful apps like ForeFlight, Naviator, and others which provide you with a weather report, GPS along with terrain report. You can plan your flight with accurate details with the help of the data collected from these apps. If you know about any other apps that deserve a place in this list, tell us it’s name in the comments section.

 

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