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Open Source is a development methodology. We have considerable experience developing applications using Open Source software.

The top four reasons organizations choose open-source software are:

  • Lower cost
  • Security
  • No vendor ‘lock in’
  • Better quality

Since innovative companies no longer rely heavily on software sales, proprietary software has become less of a necessity. In 2009, the US White House switched its CMS system from a proprietary system to Drupal open-source CMS. In this way, open-source software provides solutions to unique or specific problems. As such, it is reported that 98% of enterprise-level companies use open-source offerings in some capacity.

With this market shift, more critical systems are beginning to rely on open-source offerings, allowing greater funding (such as US Department of Homeland Security grants) to help “hunt for security bugs.”

This is not to argue that open-source software does not have its flaws. One of the greatest barriers facing wide acceptance of open-source software relates to the lack of technical and general support. Open-source companies often combat this by offering support sometimes under a different product name. Acquia provides enterprise-level support for its open-source alternative, Drupal, for instance.

Research indicates that the open-source software – Linux – has a lower percentage of bugs than some commercial software. The above content is an excerpt from Wikipedia® and is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.

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At Cabot our innovative research and development capabilities, combined with best managed software development life cycle in the industry helps you to achieve business excellence all the way. To meet changing business needs, we help companies build competitive advantage by helping them keep pace with the ever changing technologies. Cabot helps you manage technology transformations in the software industry such as SaaS, Mobile computing and Cloud computing with improved time-to-market capabilities. We study dynamic customer behavior and their changing requirements thus helping you to innovating continually and launch new products while maintaining the existing large product portfolios. We offer end to end product partnership to reduce cost and increase profit margin.

At Cabot we offer a comprehensive set of solutions across the entire product life cycle. By seamlessly integrating people, data, business systems and processes, our product engineering practices helps reduce the timelines of complete product life cycle. We help our clients support and maintain their existing products and solutions effectively as well while leaving them to innovate and realize new product ideas for the market. We deliver unmatched business values to our customers across the globe with our strong technology and industry domain expertise. Every single business dreams comes true as we continually innovate and develop newer products and solutions for the market; everything on time, cost effective and quality centric.

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Cabot provides you with an option to employ skilled manpower located at our facility whilst working exclusively for you at a fixed cost.

Essentially, you have a remote employee working as an extension to your existing staff and reporting through the existing channels in your business.

These employees are certified professionals in their domain of expertise and have full access to our technical knowledge base. They are fully supported by the infrastructure of our development centers in India

The areas of expertise that our augmented employees are currently available for are;

.Net, PHP, iOS, Android, Sencha Touch

Summary of Benefits

  • Rapid access to missing capabilities and skills
  • Accommodate staff shortages due to unexpected events
  • Avoidance of hiring / de-hiring costs
  • Costs scalable to demand
  • No impact on operating model
  • Easily contracted

 

Why use this service?

In recent years, many IT departments have sought to increase their agility, overcome short-term capability deficiencies, and/or accommodate the impact of hiring restrictions by utilizing staff augmentation arrangements with IT service providers or by contracting directly with independent contractors. As a temporary strategy, this approach has a number of advantages compared to the alternative of directly hiring staff.

Under a staff augmentation model, the cost of hiring for temporary requirements and disengaging once those requirements have been met can more than offset the higher cost of engaging more permanent resources. Moreover, staff augmentation requires minimal contracting effort, has a simple cost model (rate times hours worked), can scale up or down quickly and has minimal impact on the existing operating model of an IT organization.

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Cabot has an independent testing team to ensure quality of the deliverables. Our test engineers get involved in the project from initiation phase onwards. Testing strategy for each project depends on factors such as types of testing, build frequency, need for internationalization, performance and load testing requirements, device testing etc. A combination of manual and automation testing is performed based on project needs. Automation of Regression Test Cases ensure maximum ROI to the customers.

Test cases mapped to use cases or user stories using Requirements Traceability Matrix ensures effective test coverage. Our defect prediction model based on historic data provides an indication of hidden defects in the system and encourage test engineers to do exploratory testing. Usage of statistical tools to analyze the defect metrics ensures continual improvements to our test engineering processes.

Tools used:

  • Functional testing for Web – Selenium
  • Performance Testing – Jmeter
  • Security testing – NetSparker
  • Defect tracking tools – Bugzilla
  • Test Management tools – TestLink
  • Browser compatibility testing – Spoon.net, Browsera
  • Mobile web – MITE
  • iPhone apps– Fone Monkey
  • Android apps – Robotium, Native driver
  • Mobile app compatibility testing –Perfectomobile.com, device anywhere.com  Read More>

 

Technology transformations and changing business requirements often require the software solutions of your business to be complemented, removed or interchanged. We provide ongoing support services for your large scale software applications. Our team studies every nook and corner of your existing application and takes care of it from there. We focus on latest technology research to improve the characteristics of your software enabling it to run in fail safe mode. We build version upgrades, and provide customization and integration services to your business. We also do migration of an existing solution to a different technology architecture, transformation and extension of your current application or legacy system to keep it usable and relevant to actual business needs.

At Cabot we follow a clearly defined scalable maintenance process and give much priority to preventive maintenance rather than corrective so that we can minimize the scope for large scale system errors and corrective action. This is achieved by transparent development methodologies and knowledge sharing. We assign dedicated teams with project managers and team leads to design and deploy complete software maintenance strategies and provide ongoing support. By adopting such a proactive dimension to maintenance services, we minimize down time and disruption of your solutions thus enhancing work flow and productivity. Our Software maintenance services ensure that your software stays inline with the ever changing needs of your business in up to date technology.

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