Category: Architecture

September 12, 2017

Comparing 3 major modernization strategies for legacy code

Having helped many clients on their journey to next generation technology, we often tackle the issue of modernization strategies for legacy code and platforms. From our experience, we typically see three options under evaluation: a complete code rewrite; doing nothing; or gradually refactoring / replacing code. In this post, we provide our view on each …

Crosslake Staff

September 4, 2017

Why innovative businesses are migrating to microservices

To keep pace with changing market demands and competitor landscapes, as well as innovations from industry leaders like Amazon, Google, and Netflix, businesses of all sizes need to continuously modernize and (at times) re-invent their services and business models. This requires engineers to gain agility in their design, development and deployment processes in order to …

Crosslake Staff

June 30, 2017

How to build a business case for legacy system modernization

The continuous evolution of technology has made it challenging for newer applications to function correctly on legacy platforms, particularly when it comes to data and analytics. And you hear it every day — data is the driving force of today’s economy. But the data economy cannot be sustained if the information that it depends on …

Russ Albright

May 30, 2017

How PaaS facilitates data migration: A path to implementation success

Recently, a SaaS company within the financial technology industry acquired a competitor and launched an initiative to merge both companies’ critical customer-facing applications and data. This was the latest in a series of acquisitions, leaving the company with several platforms that needed migrating. In this post, we will explore the problems that hampered the company’s …

Crosslake Staff

March 31, 2017

PaaS case study: Membership management software goes cloud-native

In an earlier post, we discussed how PaaS can help companies to enable faster, standardized, and more cost-efficient software development. In this post, we examine how one company set out on their first native cloud endeavor and what they learned with that first experience. This software company runs a broad-scope set of CRM SaaS applications …

Crosslake Staff

March 30, 2017

Maximizing value using PaaS

Many companies are looking to platform-as-a-service (PaaS) infrastructure, to enable faster, standardized and more cost-efficient software development across their organization. Yet, some organizations get stalled shortly after implementation. At Crosslake Technologies, we have seen confusion at many companies who have implemented PaaS solutions, struggling with the question of “Now what?”. In this post, we review …

Crosslake Staff

December 19, 2016

Considerations for addressing legacy code

The elephant in the room for many technology companies is their legacy software. Revenues are reasonable, but there is lots of potential for growth. The problem is that the elephant prevents further growth at an accelerated pace. Replacing a legacy product or service is no easy task. To replace or not to replace is often …

Crosslake Staff

September 3, 2013

Failing tests for minor bugs

Scenario Consider a situation where there is a test case with several steps, and one of the steps fails because a bug is present in the product. However, there is a workaround for the issue, and the decision is made not to fix the bug. The test case in which the bug is encountered, however, …

Crosslake Staff

June 25, 2013

Documenting the architecture

“There is no documentation in Agile!” Documentation is one of those necessary evils in software development, particularly for teams that use remote development centers and need to rely on written communication more. We periodically hear the excuse, “We are doing Agile — we don’t need no stinkin’ documentation!” This is a misinterpretation of the Agile …

Crosslake Staff

April 16, 2013

TFS reporting capabilities

We have been getting a few questions around Team Foundation Server reporting as of late. Our good friends at Microsoft (a Crosslake partner) on the ALM side have produced a slide deck that provides an excellent overview of reporting in TFS 2012, including a discussion of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports and Excel reports, …

Crosslake Staff

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