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Application Development in 2020: Trends, Tools & Technologies

25 Feb
By: ClearScale
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The cloud has drastically changed the business world. To keep pace with and support those changes — and in some cases drive them, the field of application development has had to make its own changes. Among those dominating our attention in 2020 is the change to cloud application development. Cloud-native: Beyond the Fads Cloud-native app development refers to designing apps that don’t just reside in the cloud. They’re purpose-built, deployed, and managed to leverage the cloud’s elastic scalability

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Native App Development: One Codebase. Four Platforms. A Multitude of Benefits.

20 Jan
By: ClearScale
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When it comes to application development, native is the way to go to ensure high performance. It also yields a better user experience (UX). The problem is that a native app is built exclusively for a single mobile operating system (OS), meaning it’s “native” only for a particular platform or device. The same code can’t be deployed on different platforms. To make the app work across multiple OSs requires creating it natively for each one. That requires significant

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Moving Ahead with Application Modernization

14 Jan
By: ClearScale
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It’s the age of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. They’re not just changing the IT industry. They are transforming just about every aspect of business operations for companies across all industries. Nonetheless, many of the companies leveraging these technologies in their products and services are being held back by their own applications. Much of the problem stems from a lack of app modernization. That was the case for one of ClearScale’s clients. The

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SeligoAI: Using Amazon Personalize and Forecast for More Than a Match

14 Nov
By: ClearScale
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The applications for matchmaking powered by artificial intelligence (AI) go far beyond online dating. The use of machine learning (ML) can help match job seekers to jobs, startups to venture capitalists, nonprofit organizations to grants, and even prospective college students to institutions of higher education. However, it’s not just the match that matters. AI offers opportunities to do more with the data gathered for these applications. For example, the data gathered for matching students to colleges and universities could

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IoT App Development the AWS Way at ClearScale

23 Sep
By: ClearScale
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The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses a wide range of devices, from sensor-embedded medical devices to smart cars. By 2020, it’s estimated there will be over 20 billion of those devices producing 4.4 zettabytes of data. That’s a lot of data — and it offers incredible value for businesses that know how to use it. Not surprisingly, companies of all sizes and across just about every industry want to leverage IoT-generated data, and they’re eager to develop

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Secure, Hassle-Free Resource Access Results from AWS and Office 365 Integration

04 Sep
By: ClearScale
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Research shows that allowing employees to work remotely increases employee efficiency and morale while reducing overhead and real estate costs. For one company, however, it was also causing employee stress. To increase productivity and draw from a larger talent pool, a consulting firm had expanded its remote workforce. The problem was that most of these employees required access to the company’s digital resources (primarily documents), but weren’t connected to the company’s on-premise network. Further complicating matters was

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Overcoming Open Source Vulnerabilities and Compliance Challenges

03 Jun
By: ClearScale
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It’s one thing to create a platform to support software development. But it requires special expertise to build out one that specifically employs AWS best practices and meets rigorous compliance requirements. The challenge is further intensified when the software development process relies on open-source libraries to accelerate time-to-market. With open source libraries come open-source vulnerabilities. The Assignment When a life sciences organization requested ClearScale’s assistance in creating infrastructure for a new software project, the ClearScale team knew a

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Architecting for Software Feature Development, Testing, and Deployment

17 May
By: ClearScale
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In the world of software development, the use of a feature branch workflow is a good thing. The idea is that all feature development takes place in a dedicated branch instead of the master branch. One of the benefits is that multiple developers can work on a particular feature without disturbing the main codebase. That was how a ClearScale customer was handling new feature development for the software underlying one of its key products. However, the process required dynamically and

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Speed Up App Development and Deployment with Infrastructure as Code

18 Apr
By: ClearScale
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It’s a common problem. You can’t seem to develop and deploy applications fast enough to meet your customers’ changing demands. By automating the processes involved, however, you can speed things up. You’re also able to scale-up and -down on the fly, reduce manual errors, improve the overall availability of the application and realize the cost benefits of on-demand compute. Sounds great, right? But as Tom Hanks’ character said in the movie A League of Their Own, “If

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Multi-location Access in AWS for Highly Available SAP Applications

08 Apr
By: ClearScale
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Research and development (R&D) at most companies is a collaborative process. It requires working with and analyzing large amounts of data, often by teams spread out across multiple geographies and time zones. In many cases, companies rely on enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications to help them integrate and visualize the entire R&D process from idea to production. It’s essential for both the data and applications to always be accessible, secure, and free from corruption or

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