Modern Digital Applications with Lee Atchison

Modern Digital Applications with Lee Atchison

leeatchison.com/mda
Making applications better to work in our complex and modern world.


Five Causes of Poor Availability
May 20 • 11 min
Building a scalable application that has high availability is not easy. Problems can crop up in unexpected ways that can cause your application to stop working and stop serving your customer’s needs. No one can anticipate where problems will come from and…
Why you must scale
May 6 • 12 min
We often hear that being able to scale your application is important. But why is it important? Why do we need to be able to suddenly, and without notice, scale our application to handle double, triple, or even ten times the load it is currently…
Risk Management with Ken Gavranovic
Apr 29 • 20 min
Ken Gavranovic was the Executive Vice President and GM for product at New Relic. In early 2019, Ken and I were in Boston together for an event, and we recorded an interview discussion about Risk Management in modern digital applications. Both Ken and I…
How to Improve Application Availability, p2
Apr 15 • 14 min
Modern applications require high availability. Our customers expect it, our customers demand it. But building a modern scalable application that has high availability is not easy and does not happen automatically. Problems happen. And when problems…
How to Improve Application Availability, p1
Apr 8 • 13 min
Modern applications require high availability. Our customers expect it, our customers demand it. But building a modern scalable application that has high availability is not easy and does not happen automatically. Problems happen. And when problems…
How to maintain availability with multiple AWS accounts
Apr 1 • 12 min
In this episode, we know that using multiple availability zones helps increase your application availability and resiliency by distributing our application across multiple disperse data centers. But did you know that availability zones don’t necessarily…
Special Edition: The Great Serverless Debate, Redux — Special Guest Clay Smith, part 2
Mar 18 • 28 min
This is a special edition of Modern Digital Applications. July 9th, 2018 was the launch of a podcast episode. It was an episode of the “ Clay Smith (https://www.linkedin.com/in/smithclay/) . Clay and I were guests on the show. That episode was a huge…
News Report: Architecting for Scale, 2nd Edition
Mar 16 • 1 min
The second edition of my book, Architecting for Scale, is now available! Links and More InformationBook Website ( https://architectingforscale.com (https://architectingforscale.com) ) Amazon.com (…
Special Edition: The Great Serverless Debate, Redux — Special Guest Clay Smith
Mar 11 • 22 min
This is a special edition of Modern Digital Applications. July 9th, 2018 was the launch of a podcast episode. It was an episode of the “ Clay Smith (https://www.linkedin.com/in/smithclay/) . Clay and I were guests on the show. That episode was a huge…
Modernizing and Dynamic Infrastructures
Mar 4 • 11 min
In this episode, Our customers depend on them, and our businesses depend on them. Without modern web apps, most businesses would not survive. This is the second in a two part series on the principles for modernizing your enterprise web application. And…
Modernizing Your Web Applications
Feb 26 • 10 min
In this episode, Our customers depend on them, and our businesses depend on them. Without modern web apps, most businesses would not survive. I’ll present the first in a two part series on the principles for modernizing your enterprise web application.…
Avoiding Downtime while Migrating Data to the Cloud
Feb 19 • 14 min
In this episode, the hardest part of your cloud migration is moving your data to the cloud. Moving your data to the cloud, without suffering planned or unplanned downtime, can be a challenge. I’m going to give you three strategies that will help you avoid…
News Report: Google Cloud Next
Feb 10 • 1 min
Google Cloud Next is coming to the Moscone Center in San Francisco from April 6 until April 8. This is Google’s big cloud event of the year. Links and More Information The following are links mentioned in this episode, and links to related information:…
How to Use Service Tiers and Redundancy in Outer Space
Feb 5 • 15 min
In this episode, we conclude our three part series on Service Tiers, and how they can be used to prevent disasters in applications using service based architectures. We also take a look at the very first AWS service. Any guess what that service is?…
News Report: EKS Pricing
Jan 30 • 3 min
Amazon recently announced a reduction in the cost of their Elastic Kubernetes Service. They lowered the cost of the Amazon EKS service by 50%. The new pricing is greatly appreciated, but is still a barrier to entry in using the EKS service for small…
More Service Tiers and How Big is S3?
Jan 29 • 10 min
Hello and welcome to Modern Digital Applications. In this episode, we continue our three part series on Service Tiers, and how they can be used to prevent disasters in applications using service based architectures. We also take another look at Amazon S3,…
Service Tiers and History of SaaS
Jan 22 • 10 min
Show Notes Welcome to the inaugural episode of Modern Digital Applications! I’m very glad you are listening, and I hope you’ll find this podcast informative and helpful. My goal is to try and keep the episodes short, so that they can be consumed during a…
Welcome to Modern Digital Applications
Jan 12 • 1 min
Modern Digital Applications is a podcast focused on helping corporate decision makers, executives, and architects create or extend their digital business with the help of modern applications, processes, and software strategy. The podcast is hosted by Lee…