Reading Time: 7 minutes Companies all over the world are increasingly utilizing recommender systems. These systems can be used by online stores, streaming services, or social networks to recommend items to users, based on their previous behavior on a certain platform (either consumed items or searched items), in order to greatly improve the value of the resource. There are several […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes In this article we will talk about a topic that we consider crucial: OnBoarding. What is OnBoarding and what is its goal? OnBoarding is the structured training we offer to new employees as they start their career in the company. The purpose is to immediately put people at ease by getting them to know the […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Since ever, iSolutions pays great attention to the monitoring of the applications implemented for its customers, used worldwide by millions of users. Sampling and analyzing data, whether they are related to performance or business indicators, allows to refine the after-sales service, with a determined proactive approach, which ensures the immediate identification of any critical issues […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Up to 2019  We released each customer once a month with a minimum down time of 2 hours (this led us to night releases in order to reduce the business impact).  Having usually 1 month of development released at once meant we had to check a huge amount of work every release, that means a lot of people involved without proper context on manual testing. Sometimes we had issues with some specific test cases […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Another big change that we have done with Evolution is introducing Agile on all the company. I remember very well when Gian Maria Ricci a lot of years ago help us understanding why agile can be very important and very useful (and also aligned to company values). For me, it was a completely new way […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes I want to write a series of blog posts talking about the iSEvolution project that we started last year. Context My name is Marco Rossi and I am the CTO of the company. I work here since 2006, initially as a developer, after that as Solution Architect and in the last years as CTO. In […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hackathon: Hacking + Marathon. Event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others,  collaborate intensively on software projects. The goal is to create usable and functioning software or hardware products by the end of the event. from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon In the first half of July, here in iSolutions we organized our first […]

Reading Time: 1 minute The more a developer gains experience, more mature his/her big picture of software architectures will be. Anyway, each single person has different attitudes and preferences and, at least, even his/her own specific problem setting mind model. This is the most important value we can give to this beautiful job of software development, and it is […]