Refactoring Techniques and Risks. Part III of V Mini-Tech Series

In part I of our refactoring series we talked about what is code refactoring, and why it deserves an investment during development.  Part II was all about when to choose to refactor, what situations it’s absolutely crucial to refactor in, and our teams take on the clean code approach.  Part III will highlight consideration points and…

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Spark Equation Partners With Appian

Chicago, IL, Spark Equation – today announced a new partnership with Appian. Small and medium-sized businesses will now be able to strengthen their operational and administrative areas 10x faster with 50% lower maintenance costs over traditional development, enabling their businesses to make the right decisions and establish a foundation for their future success.  Spark Equation…

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Spark Shares: Reflecting on Remote Work

When did you join Spark Equation and what do you do? In April of 2019, I joined the Spark team as a backend engineer working on a system integration project for Shiftgig. I gained experience and grew here. I work on processes and I’m responsible for the logic and data that sits on the server-side.…

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Spark Shares: Lessons from a Full-Stack Engineer

Tell us about your career journey at Spark Equation. I first started with Spark Equation 3 years ago as a software engineer. Since then, I have grown into my full-stack software engineer position. As a developer, I not only write code for front-end web applications, but I also write API code that sits in the…

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Serverless Microservice Reference Architecture

This reference architecture walks you through the decision-making process involved in designing, developing, and delivering the onboarding platform by HRcloud (a fictitious company). The goal is to provide you with practical hands-on experience in working with several integral cloud services and technologies that effectively are used in building serverless-based microservice architectures. We hope to illuminate…

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What You Need to Know about Data Mesh

Data is king, but there is so much of it out there that it can be hard to rule it without the right architecture. And the trouble isn’t just finding the right architecture, but adapting from your original data structure, unwieldy as it may currently be, to something that gets data into decision-makers hands faster…

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Guide to Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)

In order to understand the benefits and reasons why event-driven architecture is so important in the world of microservices today, it’s important to step back in time just a little. Of course, in software programming years, a few months could be equivalent to nearly a decade in normal time. Nevertheless, in that not-so-distant past, applications…

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Building a Better Future with Smart Cities and Microservices

In cities large and small, people around the world are discussing moves to make their cities “smarter”, especially in this strange new world of trying to avoid and manage outbreaks of COVID-19. Indeed, the pandemic has spurred the necessity of marshaling microservices in a vast scientific experiment on just how, where, and why to use…

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