• November 19, 2018

Development

Rocket Bangalore Development

Welcome to Rocket India

I recently joined Rocket Software as Global VP/General Manager of our India operations, and this week is an important one for the company as we begin to expand in both Pune and Bengaluru. Not only are we officially opening our offices here, but three of our executives – CEO Any Youniss, CPO Anjali Arora, and […]

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Change a Core Application without Breaking its APIs

Every programming student begins their education with the fundamentals of code logic. “Have the conditions been met? If yes, execute the action. If no, do nothing.” The open source video game-building application, Stencyl, teaches conditional logic in the form of visual, puzzle-piece-like blocks of code that the user drags onto the workspace in specific ways. […]

Rocket.Build Lab Development

Rocket.Build 2017: Welcome to the Global Village

Rocket has been around for nearly 30 years, and if you know about our history you probably know that the company started out in CEO Andy Youniss’s spare bedroom outside of Boston. In fact, Boston remained the center of the Rocket universe for a very long time: it wasn’t until 2003 that we opened our […]

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Rocket Helps Fidelity Investments Speed and Control Change Management

Fidelity Investments attributes much of its success to a simple philosophy: developing and using the latest, most sophisticated technology at every level enables them to exceed business objectives and customer expectations. It’s a philosophy we at Rocket share, and one we see contributes to many of our customer’s achievements. In their pursuit of innovation, Fidelity […]

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Goodbye suggestion box, hello hackathon!

As you might know, Rocket organizes a company wide hackathon every December at our global headquarters in Boston. What you might not know is that many of the Rocket offices also do a local version of that hackathon (Rocket.Build/local) every year. We just had the second Rocket.Build/Local in Dordrecht and one of the things I […]

Rocket Guitars Amp Development

Create your future by building on your past

I have had time to reflect on the many conversations I had last month at IBM InterConnect. Some of the more interesting and impactful conversations had to do with the topic of modernization. I thought I’d share my thoughts on modernization with you this month in the form of a Q&A. Do I have to re-invent […]

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The parallel between software design and music

As an aspiring jazz guitarist with a lot of musician friends in the software industry (including many at Rocket), I often reflect on the parallels between software design/development and music. For example: how the “workflow” of product design should be harmonious and keep a relationship “to the tonic,” i.e. the objective of the tool or […]

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Product manager, or Renaissance (wo)man?

Look at Leonardo da Vinci’s areas of interest: inventing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography… 36 total as someone has counted. He has been also called the father of paleontology, ichthyology, and architecture, and is considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Who […]

Andy, Bryan, Joe, and Brian Development

Happy New Year!

Each new year is always an exciting new beginning for us at Rocket, and today is no exception. We’re already in high gear getting ready for the next 12 months, but even as we introduce new products, expand our partnerships, and continue to grow our business in each local geography, one thing remains constant at […]

Document Development

What document am I?

Determining the nature of a document Last November I headed up a team[1]* competing in Rocket Software’s inaugural Rocket.Build hackathon. We placed third with a solution that allows our document archiving product Arkivio to determine archiving strategies based on the nature of the document. Arkivio allows administrators to set rules that determine when and how […]