The History of Chatbots

The idea of creating a machine that had humanlike thought processes has been around for centuries. Scientists, philosophers, and even sculptors were fascinated by the idea of a humanistic automaton.

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The Importance of Manual Testing in QA

It's often for companies to talk about their experience in automation testing. While automation testing definitely has its benefits, there are some times when manual testing is a much better option. Seems counter intuitive? We'll explain.

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Employee Spotlight: Beau Gibbs, Sales Director - Colorado

Every month V-Soft features a member of our family in our Employee Spotlight. This month we've chosen Beau Gibbs, a new member of our V-Soft team in Denver, CO! Beau's job is to connect with potential and current clients to help them find the best business solutions possible in the Denver market. In addition to being a valuable member of our team, Beau's passions include the outdoors  – which is great news, since Denver is a great place for outdoor activities! Learn more about Beau's adventures below:

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Should I use SOAP or REST for my APIs?

SOAP and REST are two different types of API technologies. While they are both developed to provide access to Web services, comparing the two is more complex than just going down a list and checking off pros/cons. In this blog post, we discuss the differences of each technology that will help you decide which one is better for your project.

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5 Tips for Developing a Great API

The tech world is one that is constantly growing and changing. In recent years, this has been especially true for the embedded software industry. Developers are now required to start working at higher levels of abstraction—which means they have to design great APIs (application programming interfaces,) that allow software to be reused. In this blog we’ve gathered five tips for developing a killer API to help in your embedded software industry needs.

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Chatbots and the Turing Test

With the advent of chatbots, many people are having trouble distinguishing if who they're talking to on the Internet is a bot or, in fact, human. The Turing Test was created to see if robots could pass as human. Have any chatbots passed the test yet? Is the test effective? Read more to find out.

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What is RAML?

RAML seems to be yet another one of the buzzwords floating around the IT space as of late. Many know that it has to do with APIs and connectivity, but they aren't positive what it is exactly or where to start. In this blog, we give an overview of RAML and its uses.

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs its Own Mobile App

Mobile apps are a huge part of both consumers’ and business’ daily lives. Pretty much everyone spends some time on their phone (okay, maybe a lot of time for some of us,) throughout the day. Most of this time is spent within various apps. When a business is able to offer a mobile app that encompasses all of the key services they offer in a clean, user-friendly package, it takes them to the next level. In 2017, it’s less of a question of “Should we get a mobile app?” and more of a question of “When should we get a mobile app?” If your business doesn’t have a mobile app, or your mobile app is lackluster, here are five reasons why you should consider creating or improving it:

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How Can ServiceNow­® Help Public Universities?


Ensuring that your IT systems are functional and online 24/7 can be a difficult task. Paired with that are the costs of services, complex processes, and the struggle of doing more with less, colleges around the nation are struggling to harmonize their departments. ServiceNow's complete ITSM suite can be the key to easing these pains -- and no, you don't have to be a multi-million dollar company to reap the benefits of the platform.

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Women in Technology: Bridging the Gap

The gap between men and women employed in the tech field is wide, and something that companies are struggling to repair. With 56 percent of the workforce consisting of women, and with the tech industry hurting for skilled workers, encouraging women to pursue tech careers is more important now than ever. Check out our blog to understand why women's numbers are so few in tech programs, and what we can do as a community to help:

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