Reading Time: 3 minutes Up to 2019  We released each customer once a month with a minimum down time of 2 hours (this led us to night releases in order to reduce the business impact).  Having usually 1 month of development released at once meant we had to check a huge amount of work every release, that means a lot of people involved without proper context on manual testing. Sometimes we had issues with some specific test cases […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Another big change that we have done with Evolution is introducing Agile on all the company. I remember very well when Gian Maria Ricci a lot of years ago help us understanding why agile can be very important and very useful (and also aligned to company values). For me, it was a completely new way […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes I want to write a series of blog posts talking about the iSEvolution project that we started last year. Context My name is Marco Rossi and I am the CTO of the company. I work here since 2006, initially as a developer, after that as Solution Architect and in the last years as CTO. In […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hackathon: Hacking + Marathon. Event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others,  collaborate intensively on software projects. The goal is to create usable and functioning software or hardware products by the end of the event. from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon In the first half of July, here in iSolutions we organized our first […]

Reading Time: 1 minute The more a developer gains experience, more mature his/her big picture of software architectures will be. Anyway, each single person has different attitudes and preferences and, at least, even his/her own specific problem setting mind model. This is the most important value we can give to this beautiful job of software development, and it is […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes From  Visual Sourcesafe® to Team Foundation Server® Here in iSolutions we have been using Team Foundation Server® since version 2010. We migrated from Visual SourceSafe® several years ago, and this meant moving from a system that only keeps versions of our source code to a full-fledged Application Lifecycle Management system, where version control is “only” […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes In our R&D work in iSolutions, happens very frequently to implement “exotic” patterns to try some new features and create interesting PoC. You always have to think in such different ways to jump over technical issues or simply to achieve your goals with less headache. Recently I had to install e configure Ansible AWX (the […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes APIDays is the leading industry tech and business series of conferences in APIs and the programmable economy. apidays.io APIs are a very important component for any kind of software that has to be “modern”; if you need an integration system for your partners, if you want your platform to scale, or if you need to design your […]