Whether reviewing an existing architecture or designing a new project, careful planning and technical validation is a must. You want to make sure that your developers and architects are thinking about “big picture” issues relating to long-term scaleability and the ability to support technology all the way from project inception to production deployment. With an architecture review Tomitribe can analyze an existing or new system and identify possibilities you can take advantage of and problems you’ll want to avoid.
Laying down a solid foundation is the most critical part of any new project. With Tomitribe Consulting Services, we provide many years of experience and a vast level of expertise in architectural review, technical requirement validation, performance improvements and best practices. In the long term, starting with solid foundation provides room for growth and makes financial sense. Our professionals understand the inherent cost-benefit analysis that needs to happen during the initial architecture phase and we’ll help you make decisions early-on in a project that will effect long-term stability, maintainability, and performance.
Tomitribes architectural review includes:
- Review roadmap for long-term improvement recommendations
- Evaluate for design improvements
- Provide best practices for deployment and maintenance efficiencies
- Identify potential bottlenecks and problem
Does Your Architecture Need a “Refresh”?
As projects age, architecture review can help align an existing system with constantly evolving business requirements. Systems originally designed to solve one problem are often overloaded to solve several unanticipated business requirements. Without a comprehensive reevaluation of architectural decisions, these change often end up impacting system performance and increasing the overall maintenance burden of a system. It’s cost-effective and time saving to pinpoint issues in all systems before they cascade into a more demanding misalignment.
Tomitribe is often called into an engagement when an exist architecture needs the immediate attention of a TomEE or Tomcat expert. Our professionals don’t walk into a engagement with assumptions about your architecture. Many consultants that deal with architecture often assume that an existing architecture is flawed simply because they were not the ones who came up with it. You won’t get any of this from Tomitribe. We take the time to understand an existing architecture and the reasons behind the choices the original architects made. Then we gather as much information as we can about how the business requirements have evolved aligning any changes in direction with a targeted set of recommendations for moving an architecture forward.
Good Architecture == Greater Productivity
Architecture reviews offer an opportunity to increase overall productivity in any development environment. One of the benefits of improving system architecture is that you can make targeted changes to the way your applications are deployed which will increase visibility into core components and provide your team with more opportunities to deploy and deliver code incrementally. Many architecture reviews also include an overall assessment of your software development process from the perspective of technology selection and system-level architecture. Some examples of architecture-level decisions that affect developer productivity are:
- A decision to use an application server that is more easily installed on a local workstation.
- Splitting up a codebase into manageable components that can create an environment more conducive to smaller, more focused development teams.
- The development of custom diagnostic tools to provide constant feedback on the performance and health of a particular architecture or deployment.