Author: Carlos Ponce

Cloud Native Architecture | Encora

While there are many different definitions of cloud native architecture (ask any of your colleagues), the majority of them boil down to this: Cloud native architecture is fast and agile, which allows organizations to evolve rapidly while continuously meeting customer demands. Today’s user wants responsiveness, innovation and an always running application, e.g. no down time. And organizations that can’t provide these qualities consistently will bleed customers. 

Fast Delivery with Feature Environments

How often do you want to deploy to production? Weekly, daily, maybe as soon as possible? In this article, we are going to discuss an approach to deliver fast to production by using feature environments and a release process.

How to define the architecture for scalable applications

One of the biggest challenges when developing an application is to deliver acceptable performance regardless of the number of users. Scalability is not easy and often requires you to take decisions early in the architecture to make sure that you will be able to meet the expectations. In this article we are going to investigate three strategies from the 12-Factor App that can help you define an architecture that is truly scalable.

Exponential Smoothing Methods for Time Series Forecasting

Recently, we covered basic concepts of time series data and decomposition analysis. We started talking about common patterns of time series data, like trend, season, and cycle. Then, we described how to explore these patterns using classic decomposition methods. Following that, it’s now time to apply that knowledge to a practical algorithm. In this piece, we provide an overview of Exponential Smoothing Methods.

Detect and Prevent Enterprise Risk from Dark Web

  The Dark Web has only been recently identified, but its cloak of invisibility has prevented investigators from finding out too much about it. It is that part of the internet that is not indexed by mainstream search engines. It is widely known as a Criminal’s Den, and the latest research is proving that it indeed is. In a study by two researchers (Thomas Rid and Danial Moore of Kings College, London), 3000 live Dark Websites were studied for nearly two months in 2015. It was found that 57% of the websites involved illegal activities

Multi-Cloud vs Hybrid Cloud Computing

If you’re wondering “What is the difference between multi-cloud and hybrid cloud?”, then you’re not alone. Not only are these two separate terms often used interchangeably, but there may also be some genuine overlap with these terms, depending on your definitions. The way a business approaches its cloud enablement will likely include either a multi-cloud or a hybrid cloud strategy. 

What is Open Source Management?

Open-source software is here to stay and will continue to grow in use. A recent survey conducted by Red Hat found that most IT leaders (68%) have increased their use of open source, and 59% plan on continuing this trend over the next year. Increased use of open-source software leads to a greater need for open source management.

How are They Different UI vs UX?

User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are closely related terms that are often used interchangeably. Despite this, they are unique and separate terms. In this article, we’ll discuss what is UI, what is UX, their similarities and differences, and where to find support for your organization’s UI/UX. 

How’s my Hand?

Written by Jordan R Wilman / Cartoon Illustration by Carlos Ponce Everyone is always looking to play that ‘perfect’ card. The option that gives you the most success, least chance of failure, and the option to improve your next turn in the future. What’s the problem with that thought process? It’s a well thought out Read More…

When to automate a test case?

Tests are an important part of the software development process. Indeed, there even exist some styles of programming where tests are created prior to the development tasks. (Test Driven Development, for example).

What is Definitions and Benefits for Policy-As-Code

A popular approach to policy management is called policy-as-code. This is a practice where policies are described, improved, shared, and enforced using code. Using policy as code allows the creation of code-based automation and removes the need to manually check for policy compliance. This process allows teams to work more efficiently and reduce the number of human errors. In this article, we’ll discuss what is policy-as-code, the many benefits of policy-as-code, two policy-as-code use cases and where to go to get expert engineering help with policy-as-code. 

The aesthetics of the user experience

Users tend to believe that products that look better will work better, even if they’re not more effective.We refer to this as the Aesthetic-Usability effect. Users are able to overlook small usability flaws because of beautiful designs.

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