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Analysis vs. Doing Something

Oct 18, 2018 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

How long should a team spend analyzing something before doing something?

A team I work with recently used a "spike" to investigate how to implement a new system capability. The spike was open for two sprints, although I am not sure how much effort was expended over the course of those two sprints. The fact of this spike being open for two sprints made me curious about the trade-offs made… given the agile value of Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation, was the team leaning too far in the direction of comprehensive documentation? And if so, how would they know? 

In thinking about this trade-off, I like the following thought experiment… what would each extreme look like?


Kotlin: The Next Great Thing for Android Development

Oct 11, 2018 | by Zach Bodensteiner, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Mobile App Development

One of the many benefits of working at ISE is the diversity of projects our team members are working on.  Whether it be a project for work or just some tinkering at home, the people at ISE have experience with a wide variety of tools. 


Meet Our Team: Brian Trieschmann

Oct 04, 2018 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team Q&A series. My name is Daniela Williams, Project Manager at ISE, and I’ll be asking ISE team members questions to help give insight into what makes us tick. 

It's Customer Service Week! Today I'm interviewing Brian Trieschmann, Client Support Representative for the ISE Fleet Services division of ISE. If you have a question about eFleetSuite on our A317 or the web application, he's here for you.


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.