Enterprise Architecture: Things to Keep in Mind While Building a Large-Scale Solution

Corporations of all sizes have to explore scalability while designing applications. Organization should plan for scalable enterprise architecture to take into consideration growth, and standardize business processes. However, merely developing architecture doesn’t guarantee successful delivery. When building large-scale solutions, it’s easy to run into operational issues – new features take longer to add, code is harder to test, difficulty in matching local and production environments etc. Following are some success factors to keep in mind when building large-scale solutions.

How AWS Enables Serverless Computing

Container Driven development is A serverless computing architecture helps build applications without using servers, thus enabling developers to focus on code without having to worry about traditional infrastructure. Serverless computing has applications running in stateless compute containers managed by a third party. Here, snippets of code carry out a single, short-lived task. Further, these self-contained blocks of code can be deployed and executed on demand.

10 Gems you can't live without as a RoR Developer?

One of the key advantages that Ruby On Rails provides is the ability to build applications with low turnaround times by leveraging packaged libraries i.e. gems. RoR greatest advantage is the ease with which an enterprise can add functionality through packaged libraries i.e. gems. With these open-sourced gems, an enterprise can build the right features for a project. This, without wasting time and doing things right from scratch. Sifting through the various gems to find the best fit be a task. So here are 10 curated gems you just can’t live without as an enterprise deploying applications built on RoR.

Which Frontend Frameworks Work Best with Ruby on Rails?

With more than 100,000 websites built on Ruby on Rails(RoR) it has emerged as one of the most popular development frameworks. On a parallel note with mobile now a linchpin of a enterprise technology environment it is it is important for corporations to evaluate various options while extending there Ruby On Rails application for mobile. In today's increasingly fast-paced world, it is critical that the website or app load time is minimized; especially with slow websites being penalized by Google and responsiveness of a website directly impacting user experience. Even 0.5 second delay in loading of a website or to be known as an app that has too many push notifications will impact the user experience. Developers are also users at the end of the day and display the same behavior when it comes to their area of expertise-web or mobile app development.

RoR vs PHP: What a Startup Founder Needs to Know

Today, RoR and PHP are two of the most widely known and used programming languages. For a long time, web programmers, engineers and companies have been immersed in a debate of establishing the superiority of one over the other. Because both have their pros and cons, their superiority, per-se, depends on the utility one derives from them. As a startup, which technology to leverage is a question asked by quite a few folks. Which platform to opt for depends on what functions and capabilities a startup expects. Let’s take a closer look at the two languages and compare their performance on certain parameters.

How to scale from a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to a full-scale solution?

Methodologies ranging from Lean Startup to Agile have talked about building a minimum viable product (MVP) and then scaling it to a full-scale solution depending on the user feedback. Quite a few of these approaches advocate build fast fail fast. In this scenario junking pieces of code in case, they don’t meet market expectation is a norm.

AI and Predictions for the Future

When Amazon launched Alexa or when Google acquired Deepmind the use cases that are emerging today would have been unthought of by many. Today AI and bots are redefining how users engage with devices. The near real-time translation of languages, the capability of Alexa to decipher the millions of accents all have an Machine Learning underpinning. What we now take for granted in technology was once a dream, an impossibility in the minds of many. With new advancements emerging each day, technology has come a long way. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is touted as the next big thing, an inevitable game changer. There is more investment going into AI and voice assistance today than ever. The technology rests on deep learning and pattern recognition.

Scalable Real Time Architecture and How AWS Enables It

Big data was once limited to processing batches of huge, unstructured data collected by organizations over time. Apart from the heavy investment, it had the additional disadvantage of producing delayed results. Real-time operations, on the other hand, hold the advantage of making businesses extremely responsive to customer data. Over time, organizations have realised that remaining relevant and updated calls for a real-time monitoring of data.

Where to find DevOps Engineers

The idea of DevOps is still nascent in the technology domain. Although a number of software development teams still might not completely be aware of it, DevOps assumes a crucial role to the teams. As It involves automation and systems administration. DevOps engineers have a combination of specialized aptitudes and skills, depending on a mix of business, organizational and domain capabilities to best help the group or client he or she is supporting to move towards a seamless deployment model. There is no fail-proof process to identify a DevOps engineer, but we will try and create an outline of the things that need to be kept in mind.

Journey from Agile to DevOps

These days, DevOps and Agile are two of the most frequently used terms in the software development lifecycle context, though the debate of benefits of DevOps also continues. When Agile philosophy had started gaining traction in late 90’s It was focussed on the key matrix of accelerating software development. With the emergence of DevOps, this journey is reaching another scale, where its not only the development team which is undergoing transformation but also the infrastructure teams that are changing in how they deploy the solution.

Are you doing Microservices Right? Checklist for Microservices and Container Driven Development

Most Organisations looking to increase the efficiency of their software development and aiming to move towards a faster and a more effective way of deploying solutions have taken to Microservices. The n-tier database driven application that is represented by monolithic architectures has its own challenges including scalability and responsiveness.

How containers transform the DevOps Journey

Serverless computing and Container driven development is becoming mainstream and the idea that operating systems can be virtualized to run individual pieces of applications is transforming how computing is evolving. It is important for any organization to understand the process of adopting containers in their firm and how it will affect the technological and cultural transformation.

How DevOps transforms organization

When conversations around Agile started around two decades back, few would have thought that this radically new approach towards software development would take such a long period of time to become mainstream. With Agile now the centerpiece of software development methodology the focus on rapid prototyping, frequent releasesand close collaboration with various stakeholders is clearly visible.

AWS deployment best practices

AWS deployment best practices With more than 47% market share in the public cloud market, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a de facto leader in this domain. It has been able to achieve this by undertaking various activities including building a high level of trust based relationship with technology leaders and developing solutions that are loved by the developer community.

Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure; which Cloud provider is right for me?

With the maturing of the cloud technology stack along with addressing of concerns around security, there has been a significant adoption of cloud within enterprises. Cloud service providers like Microsoft Azure and AWS have added functionalities like data warehousing and serverless computing to meet the evolving requirement of dynamic enterprises.

Azure versus AWS which is better suited for my application?

With cloud adoption increasing exponentially, the role of IT is evolving from simply undertaking infrastructure planning to designing and deploying platforms that provide optimal performance. Enterprises today have multiple choices between cloud infrastructure at varying price points and performance levels. Find out which is better suited for your application.