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On Software Architecture

I have been thinking a lot lately about what is expected of a software architect, the name usually comes with the idea of someone who lives in an ivory tower, unreachable, isolated from the world, when architecture is needed for a project he will arrive, draw a bunch of UML diagrams, write some documents and…

The long hours of productivity

How many hours do you work on an average day? Let me rephrase: How many hours are you in the office on an average day? It’s not the same, is it? In my experience that’s really the problem and let me illustrate using simplified caricatural example: – First week: it seems we have a lot…

A round of Java certifications

This week we certified all java programmers, some in associate, some in professional but all in Java 8. This certification attests that everybody know the basic concepts of Java, but by it’s own it’s no guarantee. Always exploring new features and using them in real life scenarios, participating in the community, and exchanging ideias both…

K1 migrated to AWS

Last month we migrated on of our parent company products from bare metal to Amazon cloud. This represents a huge step in uptime and failover capability in the short term and the ability to take advantage of cloud features such as Lambdas, microservices, fast readonly RDS instances, balancers, etc in the long run. This effort…