A Lesson On Managing Expectations and Meeting Deadlines

The Mythical Person Month: A Lesson On Managing Expectations & Meeting Deadlines

Justin Hancock Architecture, Consulting, Soft Skills 3 Comments

One of my favorite things about the life journey that I find myself on is that I’m always learning. Every. Single. Day.

Some days I learn something new… most days I learn something new, actually. But then there are the days when I am reminded of something I learned years ago but have somehow forgotten for a time.

The Mythical Person Month is one such topic. It is a distinct and important lesson that I have learned many times now it seems.

Microservices Architecture

Microservices Architecture: The Good, the Bad, and Testing

Geoffrey Blogref Architecture Leave a Comment

It’s important to thoroughly consider both the benefits and drawbacks of microservices architecture before you implement it. It’s also important to implement robust testing strategies to ensure the reliability and quality of the overall system.

Over the course of this blog, I’ll explore the good, the bad, and the testing side of microservices. My hope is that this will give you a starting point as you consider whether microservices architecture is right for your project.

Notes From My Swarm to Kubernetes Migration

Luke Patterson Architecture, Development Technologies, Kubernetes Leave a Comment

In this post, I’ll discuss how I’m currently working to migrate a suite of apps from Docker Swarm to Kubernetes. The client chose this migration to align with more contemporary standards of container deployment and gain a more comprehensive feature set. Also, some products that they recently purchased were best supported as a Kube package. So you have a fuller …

Jamstack: Azure Serverless Functions App With React

Jamstack: Azure Serverless Function App With React

Matt McCandless Architecture, Azure, Development Technologies, Node.js, React Leave a Comment

A new trend of creating applications is emerging called Jamstack. No, this isn’t slapping together your favorite flavor of jelly (grape is the best) with peanut butter and two pieces of bread. The intent is an architecture that is faster, more secure, and easier to scale. It focuses on pre-rending and decoupling. This way, the solutions created are more reliable and resilient than before.

Pre-rendering comes by the way of using a static website via a CDN for high availability and security. No more serving your React app via web server like we’ve become accustomed to. It reduces cost and complexity by eliminating the regular maintenance and configuration of traditional servers.

Also, the idea of APIs and the ability to move them to things like Serverless functions creates more cost savings, elimination of traditional servers, and use of features only when they are requested. For more information, check out the Serverless website.