How Do Software Development Rates Affect Your Project Costs?

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Prospective customers who contact us to discuss their custom software projects always ask about the rates we charge for developers, quality assurance and project management. And it is a fair question. Everyone should ask it. However, it’s just one factor to consider — and a very important one — when comparing software development firms. You… Read more »


Saturn Systems Named a Top 150 Workplace by Star Tribune – Three Years Running

Duluth, Minn, June 26, 2017—Saturn Systems, a Duluth-based custom software development company, has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune for the third year in a row. The Top Workplaces designation recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions — measuring engagement, organizational health and… Read more »


White-Box Testing: The Only Way To Do QA?

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No one in their right mind would say that white-box testing is the only way to test an application. However, in too many instances, black-box testing is, in fact, the only testing approach QA is empowered to use. Rightness of mind notwithstanding, I would argue that this is a mistake and that quality assurance engineers… Read more »


Software Engineering vs. Coding: What’s the Diff?

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There is a lot of talk about the shortage of software development resources and what to do about it. Too often the discussion focuses around the need for “coders”, as though software development is a manufacturing process and simply about writing code. Well technically you can’t get your software developed without doing some coding, but… Read more »


Have No Fear: 3 Tips on How to Learn AngularJS

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All software engineers have had to learn a new language or technology at some point. For seasoned developers, a new or changing project may require it; however, there is something different about being an entry-level developer and learning a language from the ground up. In my case, I needed to learn AngularJS with just a… Read more »



3 Steps to Selecting a Quality Assurance Management Tool

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Like many of us, my email inbox is peppered with messages from software vendors who would like to “let me in” on an opportunity to purchase their product. These are not spam, necessarily. They come to me because some time ago, when I was on the hunt for a software testing tool, I hastily provided… Read more »


Three Years in a Row – Saturn Systems Named to List of “100 Best Companies to Work For”

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Duluth, Minn., March 13, 2017 – Saturn Systems, a Duluth-based software engineering firm, has been named to the 2017 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For by Minnesota Business Magazine. This marks the company’s third consecutive year on the list. “Our success to date can be attributed to the outstanding quality of our staff,” said Jon Anderson, Director of… Read more »


7 Questions To Ask A Prospective Software Outsourcing Partner

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Are you considering outsourcing for the development or support of a significant piece of software or have you in the past? Selecting the right partner is critical, but how do you know if you are asking the right questions? There are a number of considerations, some short term, some longer term that can affect the… Read more »