Wednesday, June 3, 2020

WEBINAR - Containers vs. PaaS: How to Choose the Right Cloud Technology

I did a webinar with Rocky Lhotka about PaaS -vs- Containers and the recording is now available:

There can be no absolute right answer to the question of Containers vs. PaaS in isolation because they both have strengths and weaknesses that match different problem sets. If you are starting a new project or planning on re-homing an existing application, there are several things that you should measure about your problem and a few things that you should know about the offerings before you make your choice. During this webinar, Magenic Chief Technology Officer Rockford Lhotka and Principal Consultant Larry Smithmier will cover the important factors to consider when choosing whether to base an implementation on containers, PaaS, or some combination of the two. The goal is to provide attendees with the tools and understanding necessary to make an informed choice between the two. Attendees will learn:
• The important differences between Containers and PaaS for most problems
• The cost of making the wrong choice
• Implementation styles to reduce the cost of migrating from one to the other
• The benefits of planning for a hybrid solution

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Code Quality has a Sound?

Here is an article I had published on the Magenic site:
One technique I use when studying a subject is to compare it to another, looking for parallels and divergences. Often, I discover successful techniques in one which can be transfigured to work in the other. I also use this method to provide an efficient path to initial understanding when describing complex topics. Writing computer software is described as both a science and an art. It is useful for our understanding of evaluating the craft of software to compare it to common practices in music performance.
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Friday, February 14, 2020

Best Practices for Mentoring Junior Coders

Here is an article I had published on  the Magenic site:
This article is about mentoring junior coders, but I am going to come at it from an oblique angle so bear with me a moment. When you take laundry from the dryer, how do you fold it? If you know that you are washing two loads (weekend warrior) do you wait to fold the first load until the second load is finished and fold it all at once?...
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