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An Agile Development Glossary

Sophilabs applies an Agile approach to development in order to organize our teams and the work we do on a daily basis. If you're new to Agile, though, all the jargon we use can make us sound like we're speaking an entirely different language! We've put together a glossary of Agile terms to help keep everyone on the same page.

Acceptance Criteria

The conditions each user story or task must meet in order to be considered "done" from a business point of view. This usually means that the work item is functioning as expected and satisfies the corresponding user or customer needs.


Agile is an approach for developing software that stresses the importance of collaborating with the customer, adapting to changing requirements, continuously delivering software, and working on a self-organizing team that is always seeking to improve its efficiency.

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    In this post, we take a look at the top reasons sophilabs prefers Python when working on machine learning projects, from the abundance of libraries to the ways in which Python makes collaboration easier.

  • Django Girls Montevideo: Working to Close the Gender Gap in Software Development

    We often find ourselves asking why women are so scarce in engineering, or why 97% of the resumes we receive come from men. In launching Django Girls Montevideo, we strive to do our part to contribute to gender equality in tech.

  • Elixir: An OTP walkthrough

    In the next series of posts, we'll be talking about what OTP is, and explain one of the biggest advantages of using it to help struct your code, eliminate boilerplate, hot swapping your code, supervise your applications, and many more by using the famous OTP framework.

  • Staying Active in the Community: Sophilabs at JSConf Uruguay 2016

    Developers from around the world came to participate in JSConf Uruguay 2016, and we were thrilled to be a part of making it happen. In this post, we take a look at the highlights of this sold-out event, co-organized by sophilabs.

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