Developing Loupe 4 – Web UI Architecture and Technology

The first in a series of articles about the development of Loupe – part of our new Backstage Pass series showing you what’s going on with development as it happens. This article focuses on the architecture and technology of the Loupe Server web application, examining the current state of play, how we got there, and what the future holds for us.

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Courageous Session on Extensible Software from CodeMash

Before you waltz out and make your software more complicated than it has to be in the name of design patterns, Test Driven Development, or the latest architectural guru’s design ideals think hard about whether it’ll really pay off: For you and your users.

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Reworking the Gibraltar AddIn API

When creating an API, plan on the first design not panning out, no matter how much you do. Based on feedback from the beta we’ve rehauled the way the Gibraltar Add In API works so you can create slick integration between Gibraltar and third party systems like defect tracking, data warehouses, and customer service platforms. We’ve taken care of the plumbing so you can focus on adding the cool.

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Beware Demoware

How many product features and decisions were driven by the need to create a 10 minutes end to end developer demo of your sophisticated development tool? Instead of creating a contrived example of your enterprise tool so it can fit in a short video, why not step back and emphasize the value it brings at the business and conceptual level.

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Son, you have a different problem.

If you can’t cleanly add logging, metrics, and other application monitoring to your application’s architecture, this indicates a deeper problem with how your application is designed.

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