The 2014R7 release of our flagship software has been released last night. As our users know, we release in place, with no down time and no interruptions. There has been nearly 50 items in this release, those impacting the end user are detailed in the release notes. We will have a separate blog post … [Read more...] about eStratEx 2014R7 Release
Our StratEx family is spread out over half a dozen offices in six states. As such, we do not always get to see each other. Thus we make it a tradition that once a year everybody in the StratEx family gets together at our flagship office on beautiful Michigan Avenue for our annual Holiday Party. The … [Read more...] about Our StratEx Family
The recent news of trouble in node land is unsettling. Nodejs is am amazing technology with a big following. Companies such as Linked-In bought into it from the early beginning. Microsoft is making it a first class citizen in the Visual Studio eco system. AWS just launched a new service based on … [Read more...] about to Node or to Go
great writeup on scaling containersFrom their newsletter: Celebrating 500k dev milestone with a global hackathon and a $35,000 prize!PS: In the past Koding suffered from a few stability issues and it pained us. Now, we're powered by AWS and every VM you get is an AWS VM. No more LXC's, no … [Read more...] about Why did Koding move away from containers and Docker to virtual machines?
It is no secret that I love Amazon Web Services, and that we run all of our business on AWS. One of the things I fave the most is spot instances. The spot market is an auction market for unused resources. For literally a penny an hour you can fire up a server to try out something and shut it down … [Read more...] about Launching spot instances on AWS from the Command Line
When we set out to build StratEx we did not set out to build the next ADP or Oracle or the next (insert name here) big company. When we started we decided to build an organization based on two correlated tenants: Customer Happiness and Employee Happiness. We try hard to make sure one causes the … [Read more...] about Ugly Sweaters
The Chicago city council approved raising the city's minimum wage to $13 by mid 2019 starting in next July when the rate will raise to $10 from the current $8.25. The next raise will be to $10.50 in July of 2016, $11 in July of 2017, $12 in July of 2018 and $13 in July of 2019. Subsequently the … [Read more...] about Chicago unilaterally raises the minimum wage
Year-End is Fast Approaching This means it's time to start looking ahead and planning for next year. Please download the StratEx Looking Forward to 2015 document to view upcoming tax changes, minimum wage changes and several other 2015 considerations. As the IRS releases changes and legislation is … [Read more...] about Get Ready for Year End