John Puddifoot

John Puddifoot

  • Cambridge, UK

Consulting CTO and Solution architect.

Software as a Service v Multi-Tenant app. The same thing?

The concepts of multi-tenant applications and Software as a Service (SaaS) are closely related but not identical. Understanding the distinction between the two is crucial for grasping how modern cloud services and applications are delivered. Let's break down the two terms to clarify their relationship and differences. Multi-Tenant

Multi-Tenant Applications: Understanding and Examples

The term "multi-tenant application" frequently surfaces across various business and technology discussions. But what exactly does this term entail, and why has it become a cornerstone for many successful enterprises? This article aims to shed light on multi-tenant applications, breaking down their complexities into understandable segments, and highlighting

Decoding Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Options in Azure: A Comparative Guide

The ability to efficiently manage and provision IT infrastructure is more crucial than ever. Azure offers tools to facilitate this through Infrastructure as Code (IaC), as do several independent suppliers. IaC allows developers and IT professionals to automate the setup and maintenance of infrastructure using code, ensuring consistency, reducing human

Single Sign-On (SSO) for Streamlined Business Operations

Digital agility and security are paramount, Single Sign-On (SSO) presents itself as a compelling solution for modern businesses. SSO enables employees to access multiple applications and systems with a single authentication process, significantly simplifying the digital landscape of an organisation. This strategic integration can dramatically enhance both operational efficiency and

What's Next for .NET in 2024?

As the .NET ecosystem continues to evolve, it offers developers and organisations new capabilities, performance improvements, and enhanced security features with each release. Looking forward to the next version of .NET, there are several anticipated features and enhancements that promise to make .NET development more robust, efficient, and enjoyable. While

The Perils of Ignoring .NET Updates in your Applications

Staying updated with the latest versions of frameworks and technologies is not just a matter of accessing new features; it’s crucial for security, compatibility, and performance. .NET (both .NET Framework and .NET Core), is a staple in many organisations' development operations and regularly undergoes updates and improvements. However,

Accountability in self-organising teams

Agile promotes self-organising teams. In fact, it is a core principle. For some this comes naturally. But not for all. Here we look at the importance of building accountability into a healthy team culture. The manager gap Self-organising teams teams operate under the principle that members manage their workflows, responsibilities,

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The Power of Limiting Work in Progress: Enhancing Software Development Team Productivity

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of software development, the pressure to deliver high-quality products within tight deadlines can be overwhelming. Software development teams find themselves juggling multiple tasks simultaneously, leading to inefficiencies and decreased productivity. However, a counterintuitive solution lies in embracing the practice of limiting work in progress