Category Archives: Application Assessment

Top 8 Areas to Consider for Application Architecture Review

This article represents top 8 areas to consider when you are going to review an application architecture. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos. Hardware and Operating System: Following areas need to be reviewed: Hardware and operating system choices Financial analysis Processes for evaluating hardware and operating system System capabilities involved in high-frequency, high volume data transfers Software Services and Middleware: Following areas need to be covered: Coding standards Data structures Architecture layers Design patterns (stateful vs stateless) Design for change Communication protocols Code review processes Unit testing Applications Infrastructure: In case, the applications are infrastructure applications, …

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Tired of Paying Maintenance Cost? Get Assessed!

Are you one of those who is interacting with the software vendor in relation with changing the software that they developed? Are you the one who is told about the expensive change requests leading to ever increasing maintenance cost? Have you been thinking or wondering on how long would you pay the software maintenance cost and at what magnitude given the uncertain and ever changing business requirements? If the answer to above is yes, you may want to get your software accessed by internal or external vendor for examining overall architecture and measuring the software code quality aspects such as maintainability. Additionally, ask the assessor to make recommendations on how …

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