Often when designing a new architecture for a solution to a business problem, the term Microservices are thrown into the mix. But are Microservices always the right approach to a new problem? What exactly is a Microservice? Well, a Microservice is one part or service of an overall business solution that is isolated, separately deployable […]Read more "Microservices – The right and wrong answer"
As software developers we inherently like to be challenged in our everyday work of writing kick-ass software. We like to create and innovate. We want to build the best thing with the best technologies we have at our disposal. However, sometimes it’s difficult for a developer to realise how to get to the end goal […]Read more "Measuring Success in Agile – No code = No bugs"
The secret ingredients to being a full stack developer Take about 500ml of AngularJS, throw in 100g of NodeJS, leave to settle for 5 minutes and add a sprinkling of Neo4j. Add this mix to the oven at 220C for 25 minutes. When the 25 minutes have elapsed, remove from the oven and season with some […]Read more "So you want to be a full stack developer?"
Part VI – What happens if we don’t have Tests This results in what’s known as Technical Debt. But it’s only technical debt, if the business is aware of it and it is an actionable task whereby we know that at some future stage we can pay back this technical debt by fixing the known […]Read more "Achieving Software Testing Nirvana in a CI/CD environment with a sprinkling of Agile – Part VI"
Part V – Release Stage Blue-Green Deployments Blue green deployments are used when we want to swap one environment by pointing the load balancer to another environment such as the staging environment. The staging environment could be the green environment, when doing a release, once all has been given the OK, the load balancer can […]Read more "Achieving Software Testing Nirvana in a CI/CD environment with a sprinkling of Agile – Part V"
The DateTime Environment Trap Recently we had a deployment of an application to one of our production servers, everything was thoroughly tested in all environments; Dev, Integration, QA and UAT, and successful, so a deployment to Production was scheduled. The application was thusly deployed and suddenly BANG! it didn’t work, but how? We were sure […]Read more "The DateTime Environment Trap"