Legacy applications can often be a major hindrance for organisations undergoing a digital transformation. Software developed on out-of-date platforms using older programming tools can be inflexible and difficult to change. But tools and technologies are emerging that help IT leaders to modernise existing applications and maintain their investment in systems that can still be critical to the business. In this guide, we look at the latest trends in application modernisation and analyse trends such as DevOps, microservices, platform as a service (PaaS) and more, to understand the essential role they play in today's software development best practice.
Application modernisation strategy
Why IT leaders are making modernising their business applications a strategic priority
Targeting legacy is a key focus for IT departments as they shift more applications onto the cloud Continue Reading
Legacy apps don't live up to today's needs. Whether they like it or not, organizations are becoming more aggressive about application modernization. Continue Reading
Today, many legacy application modernization projects are actually migrations to cloud apps. Experts warn that no single tool works for every project. Continue Reading
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Technologies for modernising applications
A range of new tools and technologies are available to help IT chiefs modernise their business applications
Not all PaaS products are the same. Choosing the right type for your application development efforts depends on the cloud platform where those apps ultimately run. Continue Reading
Here are several options for incorporating mobile apps as part of a legacy system modernization effort. Approaches include vendor apps and writing APIs. Continue Reading
Cultural resistance and immature tools are limiting companies’ ability to ride the digitisation wave with streams of software-driven initiatives Continue Reading
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Building modern apps
Tools such as microservices are an increasingly popular way to develop new applications and modernise existing software, but what are the considerations for getting it right?
For many organizations, dealing with legacy software modernization is simply a painful fact of life. However, microservices may provide relief. Brad Irby explains how. Continue Reading
A microservice architecture promotes developing and deploying applications composed of autonomous, self-contained units Continue Reading
More companies are turning to DevOps to help develop, provision and manage mobile applications, but a solid DevOps strategy can be challenging. Continue Reading
Application modernisation in action
We look at how leading organisations are tackling the challenge of modernising their application estate
Jon Cowie, operations engineer at online marketplace Etsy, advises enterprises on how to develop a DevOps-friendly business culture Continue Reading
Adur and Worthing councils are moving away from legacy systems operating in silos to a low-code local government as a platform Continue Reading
Industry watchers query why the Government Digital Service (GDS) decided to build its own cloud platform, when many commercially available options exist Continue Reading