Rapid Software Development for Your Coronavirus / COVID-19 Needs

  Need Something Done Quickly? We’re all suffering from the virus and lockdowns, it’s a fact. And some of that suffering is heartbreaking, not just here in the U.S. but all over the world. As a modernization vendor, we can point out that modernized applications are easier to work with, require skills that are not in short supply, and save you 20-40% in operating cost. But, when the house is on fire, most people don’t...

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Equifax Cost of Struts Related Data Breach Still Rising

It could happen to anybody, if we’re honest with ourselves. Even if you have procedures and personnel to monitor security notices and apply patches, relying on all of that operating flawlessly every single day is just not realistic. Twenty years ago, the Struts Framework was widely used to build enterprise Java applications, and if you really use Struts, it is like mold — it winds up in your application’s roof, drywall,...

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Refactoring – Words Have a Meaning

  Refactoring: Marketing Spin Detected We live in the age of marketing spin. Sometimes it seems that nothing means what the plain words say. For example, we hear people say, “Can you refactor my COBOL to Java?” To a technically knowledgeable person in the IT industry, that is the same kind of question as “Can you pedal my fish faster than 20 miles per hour?” As the late Jim Morrison might have said, “You...

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Migrating Struts to Spring

  What’s Wrong With Struts? If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Here are the facts, according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth...

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COTS Software

A Matter of Approach Program managers are faced with choosing between custom software development or the implementation of COTS Software to meet complex system requirements. ResQSoft’s adaptive reuse technology is equally proficient at developing custom applications from scratch or leveraging Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Software to build these systems. The key to success is our approach. Minimizing Risk The COTS Software approach is...

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System-to-System Integration

What Does Integration Mean? At the most basic level, system-to-system integration means that one system can use information from another system, or that they can exchange information. In many older systems, this means that one system creates a file and sends it to the other system, usually by File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). In more modern systems, integration may not just mean exchanging data. It may also...

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