Feb 20 2018

Op-Ed: Does stronger typing lead to better productivity on large teams?

Adam Goodnight

In this author’s opinion, yes.   In many enterprise applications there is an advantage to strong typing. Enterprises are often large operations with many actors. Ebay has many actors playing the role of development and deployment. So each actor will need to understand clearly how to maintain pieces of the enterprise software. Strong Typed ap …

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Feb 6 2018

Level Up on Your Cloud Knowledge with AWS Michigan

Amy Begin

One of the more challenging aspects of building software for the cloud is keeping up with the innovation coming out of Amazon Web Services. It’s virtually impossible to keep your skills up to date on your own or to get approval for formal training every six months. That’s why we formed the AWS Michigan MeetUp […] …

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Jun 7 2017

How to avoid disaster when moving to the Cloud

Patrick Delaney

I recently read an article by Computer World that brought to mind the following— “Which of these five mistakes do you see as being the most common and/or detrimental to a cloud migration?” Here are my thoughts on the topic of migration and how to avoid these common pitfalls, plus how to how to communicate […] …

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May 26 2017

AWS Michigan June Meetup – AWS SAM (Serverless Application Model) with Derek DeJonghe

Amy Begin

This month Derek DeJonghe will speak about Amazon Web Services’ Serverless Application Model (SAM). SAM is a CloudFormation transform that makes it easier to deploy serverless applications and serve them through AWS API Gateway. In this talk Derek will speak about using the SAM transform, Deploying a SAM CloudFormation Template, and using Swa …

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May 17 2017

AWS Michigan – Logs and Analytics with Adis Cesir

Amy Begin

Our next AWS Michigan Meetup will  feature Adis Cesir from Elasticsearch. Adis Cesir is a Solutions Architect at Elastic. Prior to coming to Elastic he has spent 15 years in the Data World working with in Data Warehousing, MDM with various RDBMS, MPP systems. He has spent the last 5 years working with Big Data and […] …

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Apr 21 2017

Tips on Preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

Crystal Bedell

It’s common knowledge that it pays to be certified. That’s especially true when it comes to cloud computing. In its 10th annual IT Skills and Salary Survey, Global Knowledge found that the AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate is the third highest-paying IT certification. According to the report, “In the U.S. and Canada, the average …

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Apr 4 2017

The Benefits of SaaS Transformation for Software Companies

Crystal Bedell

For software vendors, a SaaS transformation is truly that—a transformation. Everything within the company is impacted by the change: sales and marketing, customer relations, investors, customer support and, of course, product development. It can be overwhelming, particularly if your IT staff lacks the necessary skills to move applications to the …

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Mar 29 2017

Meet Our Team – Michael G.

Amy Begin

What do you do here at RBN? I work as Director of Software Engineering.  I lead our team of programmers into the forays of web app development!  I spend time researching and prototyping new technologies to ensure we’ve always on the cutting edge and using the latest and greatest.  I design and architect our applications, […] …

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Feb 23 2015

Amazon Web Services and Go: Feel the Love

admin

By Trey Tacon My co-workers teased me a bit when they found out I was blogging about Go once again. I’ve been singing its praises for a few years now because I personally believe it is the programming language of the future. But I’m not alone. Amazon Web Services is feeling the love and just […] …

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Dec 19 2014

The Death of jQuery

admin

People new to web development often turn to jQuery to help them learn to write interactive web pages. The story was no different for me. I have fond memories of using $(document).ready() as a new developer and finding a dollar sign about every ten lines of code. For those unfamiliar with writing JavaScript code, the […] …

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