Articles of Interest


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  • Use Code Generation to Bootstrap Your Next DevOps

    By Steven Randolph, Chief Architect/Technology Officer of realMethods. Read more...

  • The Path from Legacy Apps to AWS Serverless Just Got Easier

    By Steven Randolph, Chief Architect/Technology Officer of realMethods. Read more...

  • Cloud Migration at a Crossroads

    By Steven Randolph, Chief Architect/Technology Officer of realMethods. Read more...

  • Six Strategies for Migrating Applications to the Cloud

    This post outlines 6 different migration strategies we see customers implement to migrate applications to the cloud. These strategies build upon the 5 R’s that Gartner outlined... Read more...

  • The essential guide to serverless technologies and architectures.

    Microservices architectures may be more flexible and scalable than their monolithic predecessors, but what happens when your application, built using microservices, gets lashed to a legacy, distributed systems infrastructure that can’t keep up? Read more...

  • How to Modernize Legacy Apps for Hybrid Cloud

    Many enterprises took baby steps toward the cloud just a few years ago. According to 451 Research, 34 percent of enterprises will have 60 percent or more of their applications on a cloud platform within two years. Read more...

  • Rewrites vs. Refactoring: Seventeen Essential Reads for Developers

    Refactoring is more about keeping things simple and flexible than it is about getting things right. Getting things right often involves adding new capabilities, or redesigning large sections of an app. Read more...

  • Applying the Twelve-Factor App Methodology to Serverless Applications

    The Twelve-Factor App methodology is twelve best practices for building modern, cloud-native applications. With guidance on things like configuration, deployment, runtime, and multiple service communication, the Twelve-Factor model prescribes best practices that apply to a diverse number of use cases, from web applications and APIs to data processing applications. Read more...

  • Best practices – AWS Lambda function

    AWS Lambda service is simply, infrastructure which gets allocated to your function on demand as per need. When the need increases new infrastructure is automatically created internally which executes your function. Read more...

  • Serverless Computing, Explained

    The world is changing dynamically at a fast pace. The thing that is changing even faster is technology and the underlying architecture beneath it. In this article, we will dig into the depths of the new buzzword “Serverless Architecture”. We’ll find out what is really is, its advantages and disadvantages and whether you should consider moving your stack to serverless technology. Read more...

  • Refactor vs. Lift-and-Shift vs. Containers

    When migrating applications to the cloud, most enterprises focus on two approaches: 1) Lift-and-shift: a direct port of the application with minimal code modifications. 2) Refactoring: customizing the application to run on a cloud platform. Read more...

  • Is Serverless the Future of Open Source and Software Development?

    These two questions were the crux of a short keynote address by Austen Collins, CEO of Serverless Inc., at 2018’s Open Source Summit event in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more...

  • What is Sprint Zero? Sprint Zero Explained

    The benefits of applying Agile are clear and far-reaching. Read more...

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