Navigating the world of manufacturing can be a complex and exciting experience. Whilst this could be said for most companies and industries, this proved more so the case when Infomentum recently delivered a proof of concept. This organisation not only finds itself at the heart of UK-based manufacturing but also at a junction between academia and government research. A solution was required to bridge the gap from both a technological and operational perspective.
Event-Driven Architecture allows you to create more resilient and scalable integrations for an infinite number of uses-cases. This approach enables us to develop modular and decoupled solutions providing real-time (or near real-time) connections.
Remember the famous scene with Tom Cruise hanging onto the cliff's side by only his fingertips? The bravest members of the team Infomentum were up to this challenge. No, we didn't fly to Norway; instead, we went to the City Bouldering as a part of our Wellness Program!
The highlight of my week? My first MuleSoft Connect 2022! It was the first in-person event in almost 3(!)years. So, in case you missed it, I would like to share what I learned and enjoyed the most during that eventful day.
I've recently had the opportunity to reflect upon our annual staff appraisal process, specifically around the quality of feedback. One frequent observation is that reviews and comments often lack details, making appraisals challenging. It is especially true for managers who don't work closely with the appraisee and rely entirely on their colleagues' feedback to assess their progress. To address this issue, my colleague and I were asked to revisit the process and suggest what could be improved.
'We are planning to upgrade to Mule 4 in a few months. Meanwhile, the development is on hold because it is impossible to find any Mule 3 certified resources. Can you help us?' The head of the integration programme was crying for help. Looks like it is a common problem as many organisations still rely heavily on the old Mule 3 version.
When the connected digital experience has become "a must" rather than "a nice to be", integration solutions are in high demand. APIs are now almost the de factor way for various platforms and systems to communicate and exchange information. So, what happens when a public API fails? In 2014 Gartner estimated it to be about $300,000 per hour!
How does your team get into the Christmas spirit? With it being the season of giving back, what better way than spending a day helping a local charity! So, when an invitation from MuleSoft came in we didn’t hesitate—helping an urban farm for a day? We are in!
It's been almost two years since our ways of working have changed completely. Although the offices are opening their doors again, online meetings are part of our working life, and they are here to stay.
As a Test Analyst at Infomentum, I generally follow a formal structured test process, one that is promoted by certification bodies such as ISTQB. It ensures that we adhere to the best practices and verify that the software under test meets our requirements. But is it always enough? In my experience, no. On occasion, a more experimental method of testing is a more suitable approach for that given project. Great news, it also fits nicely with an agile development cycle!