Category: Architecture
Alden Hart
Alden Hart
17 Apr, 2018

GDPR: Data Residency and Application Architecture

By now you’ve read numerous articles about how the European Union (EU) will enforce its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They tell you how to figure out your exposure, establish processes for dealing with data, appoint a data protection officer, and figure out what “clear affirmative action” means for...
Rusty Eller
Rusty Eller
27 Feb, 2018

Migrating to Elastic Search: A Case Study

I am a member of a development team that has nearly completed the task of replacing Apache Solr with Elasticsearch for our web application. This case study is a recounting of the methods used and challenges faced during the experience. Read on to learn why and how we pulled...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
06 Feb, 2018

Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated

I’ve got a concern, and I want to share it. You might or might not even care about it, that’s fine. You have your concerns and I have mine. Yet, we are able to interact with greater wholes while remaining decoupled. That’s how software architecture should manifest: with clear...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
10 Jan, 2017

Software vs The Evil Forces of Entropy

Requirements evolve, technology evolves, processes evolve, and users evolve. So why is it that the systems, applications, and their underlying architectures seemingly get built in a way that after a couple iterations of extension, they become brittle and saddled with “technical debt”? More importantly, is there anything that can...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
18 Oct, 2016

Web Accessibility Should Be a Goal for All Sites

For many businesses, web accessibility is viewed as more of a hassle or statutory requirement than a good business practice. Accessibility only becomes important when compliance with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (or a similar state regulation) is required to win a contract. The reality is that an accessible website enables your business...
Alden Hart
Alden Hart
03 May, 2016

Desktop Manufacturing: Our Work In Jerk Controlled Motion Explained

Over the past few years, Ten Mile Square has developed deep expertise in developing hardware and firmware solutions that improve computer numerical control.  We have put this expertise into real world use.  We have been working with our partner, Synthetos, on an open source effort called TinyG, which seeks to radically improve...
Michael Higgins
Michael Higgins
08 Apr, 2016

AWS Long Polling && Connection Reaping – You aren’t going crazy

Ever wake up in the middle of the night wondering if your server is still working because the pings are OK, but you are getting connection timeouts and JAVA IdleConnectionReaper exceptions?  This blog post will talk about resource pooling in AWS with respect to Long Polling && Connection Reaping....
Jay Gelman
Jay Gelman
02 Feb, 2016

Making Command Query Responsibility Separation, RDBMS, and SOLR Work

Command Query Responsibility Separation (CQRS) is a mechanism by which the Query object model that a client uses for retrieving information is different from the Command object model that a client uses to modify the information. Benefits of using CQRS include: Distinct object models for Commands and Queries may...
Rick Garvin
Rick Garvin
13 Oct, 2015

The Impact of Technical Debt: A Guide for Business Managers

Technical debt matters, because, sooner or later, it’s a drag on your business.  It’s expensive, it saps productivity, and it reduces business agility.  The more you understand about the technical debt you have in your business, the more you can minimize it. Why do software products and systems become harder...
Rick Garvin
Rick Garvin
17 Sep, 2015

The Seven Technology Pathologies that Can Sink Your Business and How to Fix Them

The pace of business change is not predictable. Technology systems and products must evolve rapidly enough to meet business demands and take advantage of opportunities. The symptoms of technology failures can manifest themselves throughout your organization, but all point to just a few root causes. Ten Mile Square calls...


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