Voyage to the Present
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Voyage to the Present

A Case Study

About the Book

Voyage to the Present is the story of a professional technologist that comes to the realization that he's gotten behind the technology curve. He chooses to take action and take you along for the ride providing insights, lessons learned, and the gory details of major mistakes.  Is your boss telling you it's time to move to the Cloud but you are not sure can you speak foggy language, this book's for YOU!

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About the Author

Daniel R. Creager
Daniel R. Creager

My journey through information systems began in 1980 and continues to this day.  First as a developer or "Programmer/Analyst" as was popular in those days, then into systems programming and support, database administration, and finally into management.  

Five years in management motivated me to get back into technology which meant Macintosh and Windows development, Client/Server applications and various database technologies.  

My career has been a constant learning curve as technology and the tools it produces constantly evolved.  It has been constantly both challenging and exhilarating. Work a day, come home and spend time with my wife and two growing children, only to awake in the middle of the night with some idea running in my head and get up for a secret two hour rendezvous with some tech manual.  I’ve continued to write code the whole time as I’ve never shaken the coding bug that bit me so many years ago.

But now with the onslaught of the Cloud, something unfamiliar has happened.   

About the Contributors

Ankush Borse
Ankush Borse
Stephen Dubois
Stephen Dubois


(WN) Insert professional credits.

Table of Contents

  • Foreward
  • Modification Log
  • Introduction
    • Preface to My Moment
    • Nothing but the Truth!
    • Familiar Turf
    • How did I get Here
    • So What Now …
    • A Change in Plans
  • My Application
    • Justifications
    • Approaches
    • Dictation Segment 1
  • Beginning Development
    • Dictation Segment 2
    • Dictation Segment 3
  • Steps Along the Journey
    • Introduced Asynchronus Messaging
    • Switched Interfaces
    • Added a SrvcMgr
    • Designated Group ID ad Service Type
    • Switch to Listeners
  • The Story of Containers
    • Computers
    • Virtual Machines
    • Containers
    • Business Reporting
    • Hosted Private Cloud
    • Facilitating Migration
  • Lessons Learned
    • Using Temporary Queues was a Mistake
    • Expect Refactoring
  • Appendix A: Requirements
    • Data Requirements
    • Input Requirements
    • Output Requirements
    • Process Requirements
    • Operational Requirements
    • Technical Requirements
    • Security Requirements
  • Introduction
    • Audience
  • Configuration
  • Access
    • Via the Web or SVN Clients
    • Via SSH Clients to the Web Server
  • AWS Configuration
    • Storage Resources
  • Next Steps
  • Administration
    • Password Management
  • Procedural Samples
    • Checkout a working copy
  • Notes

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