Tag: Architecture
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
03 Dec, 2019

Kitchen Sink: Audit/Governance/Work Queue – Extract Transform and Load Part 6

In the previous articles, we discussed the main pieces to consider when designing and implementing an Extract Transform and Load pipeline. Submission Information Packages and High-level Validation: Data, End Points, and validation Canonical Transformation: Converting data to a common object base Business Rules: Low-level validation Identification: Does this data...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
24 Sep, 2019

How Architecture Improved My Coding Skills

We all our skills in different ways. The path to becoming a senior engineer is never the same. This is an example of how mine involved writing less code than most.
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
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...