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Promoting a Performance Mindset in Non-Technical Roles

Posted by Adam Reincke on 21 September 2018

Performance testing and engineering is typically thought of as a purely technical concern. However, in our experience across many varied industries and organisations, it’s the people in key non-technical roles that can have the greatest impact on both the performance of the end product and the sanity of the delivery team.

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Containers Crossing the Chasm

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 14 September 2018

Containers and allied mechanisms for application lifecycle management and orchestration are gaining a huge amount of attention in the tech community. A few recent surveys show that developers are the early adopters of this technology with operational use set to gain further traction in the next twelve months.

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Comparing Istio with Netflix Frameworks for Inter-Microservices Communications

Posted by Elmira Hasanzadeh on 04 September 2018

The technical advancements in every aspect of software development lifecycle make it clear that there are more than one solution to any problem. In this article I examine Istio’s service mesh capabilities to address issues that developers face while creating microservices and compare it with the widely adopted Netflix frameworks. Istio takes away many of these microservices concerns from the developer and delegates them to operations where collective behaviours can be managed better.

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Reassessing Credit Assessment

Posted by Julia Matheson on 31 August 2018

Australia has one of the highest rates of personal debt in the world. Estimates indicate that the average Australian owns at least 1 credit card and that roughly 57% of our $2 trillion personal debt is attributable to mortgages. These statistics lend themselves to the assumption that majority of Australians have at some point in their life experienced the process of applying for a line of credit.

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AWS Elasticsearch Snapshot Archival for the Brave

Posted by Rahul Sharma on 22 August 2018

Data retention has become a crucial topic over the past few years, with organisations continuously exploring better ways to define and implement secure processes that cater to their needs. This becomes increasingly difficult when most of our data is stored/generated in the cloud, hence, requiring a flexible and innovative approach towards managing our data assets.

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Microservices using Spring Boot & Swagger - Part 1

Posted by Bharat Patel on 10 August 2018

Microservices have become popular as a way of eliminating hidden dependencies between software components and allowing fine-grained deployment without dragging along unneccessary context. In this way, microservices promote autonomy for agile development teams and allow an application to evolve more naturally and in some cases to develop faster.

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It's the Autonomy, Stupid!

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 23 August 2017

We make companies feel young again by helping them move faster, to be more nimble and creative. Many factors go into “feeling young” and all of them lie in that nexus of forces that are changing the way business and technology work together. The scale and the breadth of change can be bewildering but a closer look reveals a common thread that runs throughout—autonomy.

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