Rough Edges on the Cloud Technological Forefront

Rough Edges on the Cloud Technological Forefront

Using AWS Cloudformation stacks to manage our AWS infrastructure and components has been a pleasant experience that’s highlighted the cloud’s flexibility.  Stacks allow us to know at a glance what we have up and available in an environment.  They also allow us...
From Silicon to Clojure – An Abstract Journey

From Silicon to Clojure – An Abstract Journey

Old School Web Applications Perhaps soon it will be a shock to say that when I started programming, I built software for a computer.  A very real and physical manifestation of electronic parts I could touch or assemble. For example, when I was 10 we wrote BASIC...
Measuring the right units of work

Measuring the right units of work

The point of software is to do something.  For example, when a user clicks on the “Add to Cart” button, the user expects the item to be in their shopping cart quickly and then sent on their way to continue shopping or to checkout. Let’s call the completion of these...
Measure, Align, Profit

Measure, Align, Profit

Delivering application experiences to the masses has been a rocky journey for Enterprises not born of the Internet age. Even those started early this century struggle with software delivery because their delivery models were based on the models born from a prior age....