May 09, 2012

Resources and tools for app development

The following products, ideas and resources were referenced from my presentation at the HANDI launch workshop in Newcastle. I hope that these may provide some solutions, ideas and inspiration!

1. Building an agile and virtual organisation

Agile

Martin Fowler on the background to agile methods.
http://martinfowler.com/articles/newMethodology.html

Minimum Viable Product

The product which has the smallest amount of functionality necessary to learn something from the customer.
http://www.startuplessonslearned.com/2009/08/minimum-viable-product-guide.html

GoToMeeting

Teleconferencing, videoconferencing and desktop sharing.
http://www.gotomeeting.com/fec/

Dropbox

Cloud-based file sharing.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Pivotal Tracker

Cloud-based tool for managing and tracking agile projects.
https://www.pivotaltracker.com/

NHSSocial

N3 hosted collaboration platform including file-sharing, forums and calendars. Currently (May 2012) in beta-test.
http://nhsocial.biz/

2. Development resources

RemObjects

High performance cross-platform service calls
http://www.remobjects.com/ro/

NUnit

Open-source unit testing framework for .NET development
http://nunit.org/

Jenkins

Open-source continuous integration framework
http://jenkins-ci.org/

TestFlight

Deploy apps to beta testers on iOS
https://testflightapp.com/

ZenDesk

Cloud-based help-desk software
http://www.zendesk.com/help-desk-software

Open OTP

Virtual appliances to provide centralised, multi-factor authentication
http://www.rcdevs.com/products/openotp/

GIT

Open-source revision control system
http://git-scm.com/

Tooway

Satellite broadband
http://www.tooway.com/

3. Inspiration

Google Search

What technology do we need to power a text box?

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