A lighthearted, mock email between two government program managers discussing the immediate benefits of API enablement as a precursor to modernizing a legacy system.
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Kin Lane's career path has taken him from software engineer to one of the world's foremost API experts before joining Skylight. Here, he has been working with our government clients to improve their use of APIs. His advice for people thinking about joining us: Do it.
A brief story of our experience submitting a proposal to DARPA to conduct research on the latest Low Power Wide Area Network technology.
To rescue a failing program, you must protect the four freedoms of enterprise system development.
A preannouncement for an unsolicited proposal to construct a microconsulting services marketplace platform, which we plan to pitch to the entire federal government.
Several months ago, we published a blog post series on a concept called Agile Share-in-Savings. We received a number of positive reactions, as well as some worthy counter-arguments.
Until a more robust model for measuring technical debt is developed, we suggest using a simple formula for measuring the "badness" of a codebase in order to facilitate system improvement decisions.
Case management systems are commonplace and largely overlap. Agencies and vendors should consider innovative models for cooperating with one another in order to reduce duplicative efforts.