Helping Transform Engineering at SterlingTS

Today I had the wonderful pleasure of championing several technology initiatives with my colleagues in Bellevue during an all-hands technology town-hall. We focused specifically on implementing Docker across our teams for our end-to-end development lifecycle, which is going to transform how we build software.

Our teams are doing really amazing work with some of the most talented engineers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I am really excited for what we are doing this year, and my teams are looking for passionate software engineers who want to build transformative SaaS applications and tackle software challenges across many microservices and legacy applications.

Also posted on LinkedIn.

NodeJS API Scaffolding

If you’re looking to launch an API using NodeJS, here is a very handy scaffolded application starting point:¬†

What you get:

  • Logging
  • JWT Authentication
  • MongoDB (via Mongoose) modeling
  • md-seed¬†migration and seed management for MongoDB
  • Docker & Docker-Compose provisioning
  • dotenv¬†environment variable management
  • APIDOC automatically generated documentation

Check out the repository for a quick rundown and getting-started guide, and if you have any questions or issues please don’t hesitate to ask.

Major thank you to danielfsousa and his boilerplate for the starting point of this scaffolding.

SterlingTS Releasing PHP Decoupler Open Source!

I am extremely proud today to officially release the php-decoupler from SterlingTS as an open-source project that my colleague Ken Ploeger and I will be maintaining at Sterling Talent Solutions.

Ken led the vast majority of the efforts of this project in parallel with helping lead our globalization efforts at Sterling for our flagship SterlingONE product. This tool allowed us to dramatically increase our efficiency in upgrading our legacy PHP platform to a more modern MVC architecture in an incremental approach without the need to “boil the ocean” and rewrite the entire platform (as many of us software folks love to do).

We’re looking forward to maintaining and expanding this project, and continuing to support the PHP ecosystem for enterprise software-as-a-service software companies.