Austin Miller

Container Sprawl: What It Is & How To Avoid It

“Container sprawl is the new virtual machine sprawl” is quickly starting to sound like a cliche. But it’s difficult to disagree. Inappropriate management of the number of containers used leads to: High costs Security concerns Potentially, a lack of governance As more organizations are expanding their cloud presence, there is a growing need for containers. …

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How Middleware Works

Middleware first gained popularity in the 1980s. Deploying middleware then allowed new applications and services to access older legacy back-end systems. This allowed developers to ensure that new interfaces are capable of receiving data from older back-end technology. Sometimes referred to as “software glue”, middleware continues to be used today, as software that mediates between …

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Top 5 Best Practices for Software Development

Breaking down all of software development to simple best practices isn’t easy—or even all that possible. The way one engineer approaches work is completely different from the next. But certain practices and guidelines unite developers and product managers. With these guidelines put in place, software development becomes a smoother process for all! Here are five …

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Performance Testing, Load Testing & Stress Testing Explained

Performance testing is key for understanding how your system works. Without good performance testing, you don’t know how your system will deal with expected—or unexpected—demands. Load testing and stress testing are two kinds of performance testing. Knowing when to use load testing and when to use stressing testing depends on what you need: Do you …

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