Category: Blog
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
20 Feb, 2018

Emergent Technologies Changing Our World – Part 1

The current rate of technology and computer science advancement is unprecedented. That’s saying a lot for an industry that is defined by rapid advancement and leaps forward. Within this, there are emerging a few areas of technological capability that are interesting. Interesting, that is, as in completely redefining business,...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
13 Feb, 2018

Atom as an Alternative Development Environment

In years past the best development environment was almost always expensive, both to acquire and maintain. When these tools moved to a subscription model based on specific tech stacks and languages, cost and complexity for developers only increased. Even widely-adopted alternatives such as Eclipse, while open source, suffers from...
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...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
30 Jan, 2018

Minimize the Impact of Change on Your Users

Yes, change is inevitable: New technologies become available while old ones sunset Business context evolves Your product’s users gain experience and new expectations Your product must change in order to stay relevant. However, unless you’re pivoting towards a different user base, you need to be aware of how that...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
23 Jan, 2018

A Mock Conversation

Have you ever been part of a conversation that goes something like this? Sales We can’t sell the product as is. It has to have this list of features to get customers to buy. We’ve promised these to the customers, but they keep not...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
16 Jan, 2018

The Value of a Technology Assessment

I know what I know if you know what I mean Edie Brickell & New Bohemians We sometimes get pushback when we suggest conducting a Technology Assessment. “I already know where I am, I need you to tell me where to go.” And I get it. You’re really busy...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
09 Jan, 2018

Seven Resolutions for 2018

Last year I wrote a post about embracing resolutions around this time. I thought to do a similar post this year, but update it for 2018. However, as I look over the list of things that I thought would be important to focus on in 2017, I realize that these...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
19 Dec, 2017

The Tablecloth Trick:
How to Modernize Legacy Software

Change is constant. Your business priorities shift, personnel come and go, and the technology you built your product with evolves over time. You’ve built a great product and your customers love it. They love it so much, they may not want to see it change. The longer you put...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
12 Dec, 2017

Learning Cultures: Beyond Agile

“Agile” has dominated the conversational, transformational, and practical aspects of technology development for over a decade now, and its history is littered with failures every bit as grand as the classic waterfall failures that came before. Wasn’t “agile” supposed to be better? To discover the root of the problem,...
Jason Mao
Jason Mao
05 Dec, 2017

Cloud Native Changes Everything

It’s December 2017. You’ve probably already migrated your legacy infrastructure to the cloud, got yelled at by your CFO for ever increasing cloud provider bills, and started to recognize that operating an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) vendor like a data center isn’t working out. You want to start fresh and build...


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