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Disaster-proof your application with an expert Architecture Assessment

If you’re starting a new project or find yourself running into problems, the culprit is likely lurking in your design. Headspring engineers are on it! We partner with you to conduct a thorough application review and deliver recommendations that include future-state architecture, infrastructure, tools, technology, staffing, and a full roadmap for implementation.

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When you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister passport number

So you know when you’re flopping about at home, minding your own business, drinking from your water bottle in a way that does not possess any intent to subvert the Commonwealth of Australia?

How HTTPS works

Have you ever wondered why a green lock icon appears on your browser URL bar? And why is it important? We did too, and this comic is for you!

Old, Good Database Design

A well-thought design can save us many hours of coding, testing, and troubleshooting. Writing queries and reports against a well-designed database is a pleasure. Publishing and migrating that data to a new system is also very easy.

I Suspect many Task Deadlines are Designed to Force Engineers to Work for Free

Much of the time, a task comes down from someone higher up in an organization whose identity the engineer does not know. He may not know, because his boss wants to keep him in the dark, or because his bosses boss wants to keep his boss in the dark. Much of the time, tasks are thought up by someone who has no clue what he is asking for or how long it will take.

Why senior engineers get nothing done

Remember when you started your job, how was it? Let me guess: the sheer amount of new things to learn was overwhelming, you felt out of your depth, and your calendar was open and free after the first week of onboarding activities.


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