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April 2009

Workshop | Java | Tomcat

We conducted a training for a client's operations staff. The training dealt with Java basics, Apache httpd and Tomcat setups, the Java memory model, threading, garbage collection and tool-supported monitoring of Java applications. Using a demo application running in an virtual machine, typical scenarios were simulated and discussed in an realistic environment.

April 2009

Apache | Cluster

We stabilised a production cluster running Apache httpd and Tomcat. Before our efforts, the applications had to be restarted weekly due to connection leaks. We detected and fixed the root cause via analysing existing data and implementing additional monitoring facilities.

March 2009

Usability

We evaluated the usability of a client's analysis application via end user interviews. We identified possible starting points for improvement and helped our client in finding ways to roll out software with increased usability in a short time frame.

March 2009

Monitoring | Billing

We designed and implemented a comprehensive end-to-end monitoring system for billing applications. We employed the open source monitoring system Nagios, the programming language Perl and Oracle databases.

March 2009

Code Verification

We analysed a huge legacy application for the creation and the management of digital certificates. We had a look at the source code quality and forecasted the complexity of functional extensions. We used - amongst others - static code analysers for the analysis of Java and C++ source code and manual inspections. We gave detailed feedback to the application's user regarding possible weaknesses and future improvement possibilities.

February 2009

Project Management

For an insurance company we took over the partial project leadership for a strategic project, the automation of the insurance application process. The goal is to develop the IT systems towards SOA. For this several client departments had to be coordinated and supported in the negotiation process with distributors and with respect to the overall solution finding. The solution comprises several heterogenous backend systems, automated data transfer and complex validations.

February 2009

Code Review

We inspected and evaluated a CRM application of one of our clients regarding code quality, simplicity of builds, the necessary project setup and potential possibilities for improvement. The review is completed within a week.

January 2009

SSO

After the preliminary work of another service provider we took an integrated authentification and authorisation system based on Kerberos/OpenLDAP with "single sign on" (SSO) functionality live. The work was done on a step by step basis in multiple datacenters of one of our clients. The switch was carried out on all production systems without any problems.

January 2009

DBA

We accepted new responsibilities in the area of database administration and environment support at one of our customers.

January 2009

MediationZone | Training

The majority of our Mediation expert team got a training from two DigitalRoute trainers about integration options in the Java based mediation framework MediationZone®. In a few days we extended the base product with a JRuby node. It allows the implementation of mediation logic in JRuby instead of using the proprietary configuration language APL.

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