Inevitable Decline of Your Software
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Inevitable Decline of Your Software

... and how to prevent it, from inception to delivery

About the Book

This book is by practitioners for practitioners. Our development processes are constantly changing, yet we tend to get stuck in a rut, and follow the same practices year after year. Learn how to jump on the modern bandwagon and increase the stability, reliability and longevity of your application with CICD, TDD, Microservices, Source Control

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    • Agile
    • Startups
    • Git
    • Software Engineering
    • Version Control
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About the Author

Chris Fauerbach
Chris Fauerbach

Chris is a technologist through and through. He has found a passion for cybersecurity through personal development and a history of startup life. 

De-Coder's Ring Podcast can be found at (to subscribe!)

Recently - Chris started actively blogging @ on all things technology, cybersecurity and careers. 

Previously, as VP of Engineering at Perch Security, Chris lead the engineering efforts to build the first community sharing platform for cyber intelligence and actual network sightings. He architected and built a massively scalable cloud based data processing engine to ensure his customers know what's happening and can protect their network.

This follows his time as VP Software Development at nPulse Technology. The premiere packet capture and network forensics platform build primarily for high speed networks. As the first engineer hired, Chris designed and built the Pivot2PCAP API platform that was used for integrating with other network security vendors.

About the Contributors

Jon Bodner
Jon Bodner

Epic Master Software Engineer

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 - It’s doomed
    • The New Job
    • This Book
    • Audience
  • Chapter 2 - Why does it happen?
  • Chapter 3 - Process Overview
    • Lifecycle
    • Design
    • Development
    • Maintenance
  • Chapter 4 - Lifecycle
    • Screw it, Ship it!
    • Waterfall
    • Agile
  • Chapter 5 - Technical Design
  • Chapter 6 - Cookbook - Web App at AWS
  • Chapter 7 - Interface Definition
  • Chapter 8 - Source Control
  • Chapter 9 - Code Quality
  • Chapter 10 - Code Scanning
  • Chapter 11 - Development Process
  • Chapter 12 - Automated Testing
  • Chapter 13 - Continual Deployment

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