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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Nov 21 2014

Functions vs. Methods: Know the Difference

Jason Brown

I know grammar nerds who gleefully correct others for using accept when they should be using except. And while I’m not usually one to correct others, I do occasionally hear colleagues using function and method interchangeably. I think it’s important to point out that the two concepts, while very similar, do not mean the same thing. …

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Nov 18 2014

First Look at AWS CodeDeploy

Justin Wendl

A new service named AWS CodeDeploy was announced last week at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas! AWS CodeDeploy is an exciting new service that we had the opportunity to be involved with during the private beta test. Allow me to tell you about how cool it is… What is AWS CodeDeploy? AWS CodeDeploy is a […] …

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Oct 14 2014

AWS CloudFormation: Quick Tips

Justin Wendl

If you’re building infrastructure on Amazon Web Services, it is worthwhile to take advantage of the benefits of using AWS CloudFormation and utilizing version control to keep track of infrastructure. AWS CloudFormation is a JSON-templated document that allows you to define the resources you intend to create within Amazon Web Services, thereby …

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Sep 30 2014

Go for Python Programmers

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By Trey Tacon For the past several years, Python was my go-to language for most projects. I appreciated its (list of features, benefits) and still do. But once I started programming in Go, I never looked back. If Python and C got it on… At first glance I didn’t understand what all the hype was […] …

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