Development

Convergent UI: Distributed Composition with Microservices and Spring Cloud

Microservices Architectures are taking the development community by storm lately.  As distributed systems continue to grow, so do the tools that surround them.  Projects like Spring Cloud have provided common services that help support distributed systems using proven technologies from companies like Netflix.  Spring Cloud provides services for distributed configuration management, service discovery, circuit breakers, proxy services, and much more.  While these infrastructure services help developers to spin up cloud deployments quickly, we are still left with other gaps in the architecture that need to be solved.

When building a Microservices Architecture, we are told to separate concerns as much as possible,…

Introducing a Streaming Json Data Generator

Have you ever needed to generate a realtime stream of json data in order to test an application or build a prototype? When thinking about a good source of streaming data, we often look to the Twitter stream as a solution, but that only gets us so far in prototyping scenarios and we often fall short because Twitter data only fits a certain amount of use cases. There are plenty of json data generator online (like json-generator, or mockaroo), but we couldn’t find an offline data generator for us to use in our testing and prototyping, so we decided to…

How Developers Start Conversations

During our last hiring event here at ACES, Inc. in Colorado, we decided to geek out a little and do something fun. Since we were hoping to have some software developers show up, we wanted to have something that would grab their attention when they walked into the room.  I ended up throwing together a quick demo that we could project on the wall during the hiring event that people could interact with. ACES, Inc. develops many applications, but we have a good deal of experience developing web applications, using JavaScript frameworks, and other web technologies. Our R&D department also get’s to…