Get a behind the scenes peek into the work of XTRF’s development team, in the latest blog post. Better understand the steps involved - from design, development, and testing, through to release. Also find out how they work to maintain and enhance the software, and what their priorities are.
The XTRF Community, originally inspired by a community-building project by Starbucks, has been incredibly beneficial. Not only has it provided a forum for sharing ideas amongst XTRF users and staff, but it has also evolved into XTRF Academy, and resulted in some excellent ideas for the software’s development. 36 of these ideas implemented thus far, and there are many more in the pipeline. Discover what we’ve learned from Starbucks, our clients and our partners.
As your organization gets larger and the amount of work grows, you will eventually start looking for tools to help your business. A CAT Tool is typically the first purchase a business owner makes, and a Translation Project Management System comes second. Can the two co-exist or does one replace the other? Is there an overlap of functionalities or are they supplemental to each other? These are the questions we will address.
At XTRF, we’re a small company. We’re so small, that when a client asks how big we are, we have to spell it out for them. Instead of sixty, what is typically heard is sixteen, so we have to say six-zero. Anyway, we’re small. And, like in every small company, if you can’t work harder, you have to work smarter. That’s why automation runs in our blood. It can be seen in our product, but also in our day-to-day work.
We’ve all seen lately what a huge leap forward machine-generated translation has made. Who among us did not ridicule Google Translate’s quality 10 years ago? Yet, progress has been steadily made by developers, and in 2018 it delivers widely acceptable translations by means of what is called “next-generation Neural translation technology.”
Combining data from different systems, their convenient and easy presentation, and enabling cooperation between multiple users are the key features of any good reporting system. And since all of them are supported by both XTRF and Google SpreadSheets, we struck upon the idea that the combination of these two tools would make reporting yet easier, more enjoyable, and even more effective.
Products and services. Content and form. Everything we perceive can elicit our reaction — emotional or behavioral. Depending on what we experience, we may like or dislike the source, desire or avoid it. People use software products or services to achieve a goal or complete a task — not only for the sake of using them. Hence, any product should help the user and assist him throughout. The reason why products exist is that they can simplify our life or work.
While several years ago the term “encryption” was mostly related to banking and other high-security enterprises, recently there is an urgency to modernise the Internet to be encrypted by default. It is no longer a fancy and expensive addition to a website, you should take up this trend and get rid of insecure legacy systems.
Almost every IT system uses data. To be conveniently accessed from an application, it is stored in data repositories. The most popular types are file systems and databases. The type of repository is chosen at an early stage of system creation and strongly depends on the planned functionality of the system.