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FaaS: Function as a Service

Sep 28, 2018 | by Samuel Thurston, Software Engineer | Tags: Cloud

Serverless has been a buzzing topic in the cloud community for quite some time now, and with good reason:  serverless is great for managing cloud costs and utilization, deploying quickly, and scaling on-demand.  While I’ve touched on some serverless elements before, today we’re going to talk about the backbone of serverless computing: Function as a Service or FaaS.


Feature Teams and Component Teams

Sep 20, 2018 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

I recently found myself in a conversation with a colleague regarding feature teams vs. component teams. The colleague was expressing his frustration with feature teams. In his environment, there are a number of shared infrastructure systems on top of which are built a variety of products and features. His frustrations included:


I Have an Idea for a Mobile App, Now What?

Sep 13, 2018 | by Zach Bodensteiner, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Internet of Things

Once you have an idea for a mobile application, it can be difficult to choose a development platform.  There seems to be a never ending list of options, with new ones added daily.  Asking around for advice can make the decision more difficult, as everyone tends to have their own preference or bias for using one platform over another. 


TEDx Iowa City: Power of Community

Sep 06, 2018 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Company Culture

Each year ISE employees are allocated 40 hours to use towards growth and development activities.  Some use it to attend technical conference, some towards online learning classes, and others to play around with new technology. This year I've used the hours to grow my leadership skills and to become more involved in the community.  Last week I attended the TEDx event in Iowa City which had a theme of “Power of Community”.  I've never attended a TED Conference, but have watched a few online.  I was pretty interested to see what a local, live event would be like, and I wasn’t disappointed.