Tracy Bannon

It's the humans that matter...

Applying AI to the SDLC: New Ideas and Gotchas

Leveraging AI to Improve Software Engineering

Generative AI has taken the world by storm, including the realm of software engineering. There's a rush to incorporate AI tools, from code generation to test analysis. This is groundbreaking technology that has limitations and challenges to navigate. AI-assistance can enhance your delivery of value with the speed and quality your end-users demand. The key is to use assurance-based techniques. We'll also need to figure out how topivot from viewing AI as merely a tool today to envisioning a future filled with AI agents as team members.

Podcast Series:Real Technologists

In our world today, technology plays an increasingly significant role in shaping our lives. The way we communicate, work, and even entertain ourselves is being revolutionized by tech. Behind every innovation, thereโ€™s a person, a human being with unique experiences, perspectives and challenges. Understanding what shaped their perspective is a real goal. That’s why I created the ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜. Each week I explore the genuine stories and true journeys of folks shaping our digital future.

What does the Journey to the Cloud look like?

I mean what does it really take??

What does the journey to the cloud like when we are discussing application architecture? I had the pleasure of chatting with Richard Simon from the Cloud Therapists. We discussed the reality of mmigrating to cloud and the 4 stages defined in a chart that Richard has developing for a number of years, based on the familiar R’s of migration and customer interactions. You know the R’s right? Rehost, Replatform, Refactor and Rearchitect…you could add Retire and Redesign…


๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป’๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ, ๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐˜ ๐——๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป!!! I shared the idea of decision records with a mid-career techie and he was blown away by the value and simplicity. Using Architectural Decision Records (ADRs) to jot down choices just make sense. It doesn’t need to be a full white paper… just a few lines as an .MD file. WHY? So your decisions are defensible and to give anyone in the future a frame of reference.

Trac Bannon's AI Predictions for 2024

๐— ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐—”๐—œ & ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐˜๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€?!?! Hello friends, itโ€™s been a long timeโ€ฆโ€™23 was quite a rollercoaster for me personally and professionally. I am so thankful for the support of my network, my family, and my friends. I am ready for โ€˜24! The question is, are you tired of hearing about AI yet? Iโ€™m personally tired of the deluge of generated blog posts with all the embedded unicode emojis. That said, 2024 will be more exciting, innovative, and possibly dangerous than 2023.