Russell Smallwood

Russell Smallwood

Russell Smallwood is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience delivering transformative business solutions for clients ranging from small businesses to fortune 50 companies. As an experienced solution architect and software developer, Russell routinely leads development teams delivering enterprise platforms leveraging cloud, mobile, and traditional application architectures.

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The Four Pillars of App Modernization

Lately, I've been running into the phrase "App Modernization" a lot. At first glance, it just seemed to me like a new twist on an old concept. I mean, who doesn't want their applications modernized? The future is bright after all, and who wants a bunch of geriatric applications wandering...
The Four Pillars of App Modernization
Topics: Application Modernization, Application Innovation, Application Development

Three Reasons Why Not to do Microservices

Microservices are my preferred architecture and provide a tremendous long-term benefit for the enterprise. However, it is wise to understand where it may not be a good fit before making the commitment.
Three Reasons Why Not to do Microservices
Topics: Application Modernization, Application Innovation, Application Development, Microservices, Software Development, Software Architecture, Application Development

Rugged DevOps Builds Strong Software in a World of Cyber Risks

DevOps has had its time in the sun. DevSecOps is for practitioners adopting “security as code.” Now get ready for Rugged DevOps, which heightens the emphasis on designing for security. Given the sharp rise of cyber risks, Rugged DevOps couldn’t be timelier. Rugged DevOps...
Rugged DevOps Builds Strong Software in a World of Cyber Risks
Topics: Application Modernization, Application Innovation, Application Development, Microservices, Software Development, Software Architecture, Application Development, DevOps, Security