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4 Steps Dev Teams Can Take to Improve the Operational SDLC Phase

[fa icon="user"] Robert Perrin [fa icon="calendar"]  Jan 22, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

We’ve all seen charts of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). They often have a stage with a name such as “operate” or “maintain” that the development team will briefly mention in their enthusiasm to move on to the next stage: building new features. But the operational phase of the software development lifecycle is, in many ways, the most important; it’s where the rubber meets the road.

By making operability a priority for your software, you’re investing in a maintainable present and the data to build the future. Here are four steps effective software development teams take to ensure they get the operational phase right.

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DragonSpears CEO Patrick Emmons Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

[fa icon="user"] Natalie Lopez [fa icon="calendar"]  Oct 2, 2019 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Forbes Technology Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs, and Technology Executives.

Chicago, IL, October 2, 2019 - Patrick Emmons, CEO and Founder of DragonSpears, a custom software development company, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.

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AWS Backup Solutions that Simplify Disaster Recovery

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 28, 2019 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

One of the biggest fears of any product owner is opening your website one morning and finding nothing there. Your site has disappeared without a trace, and you’re left scrambling to pick up the pieces. Fortunately, one of the many benefits of having your application live in the cloud is the ease with which your data can be backed up.

AWS offers reliable backup services for many of its resources. Here are some effective strategies for backing up data in Amazon’s RDS, EBS, S3, and AMI. By implementing these procedures, your worst nightmare becomes only a temporary setback!

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Monolith to Microservices Using the Strangler Pattern, SNS, and SQS

[fa icon="user"] Andrew Curran [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

There’s a growing trend among developers to shift applications from the traditional monolithic architecture to the more agile and flexible microservices architecture. One common approach to making the transition is the Strangler pattern, where microservices replace small pieces of functionality until the legacy system is finally decommissioned. This pattern minimizes migration risks and simplifies the process, but it can get complex to run both architectures concurrently.

AWS has two messaging tools that make using the Strangler Pattern more manageable – Simple Notification Service (SNS) and Simple Queue Service (SQS). This article outlines what these tools are and how they help keep distributed databases in sync.

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Tips for Safeguarding Your Company from the Risks of Legacy Apps

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Jul 31, 2019 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

It’s likely your organization has a few applications that are considered “legacy” applications. The motto, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” can be very appealing in short-term, but can end up back-firing in the long run. Learn more about the risks legacy apps can pose, tips for safeguarding your organization, and rules for identifying when upgrades may be necessary.

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