We have become accustomed to constant updates, from our mobile apps to our phones and computer operating systems. Most of us pay no mind to these easy background processes that keep all these things current with over-the-air updates.
You may not be aware that the various website plugins, frameworks, and platforms that hold up our business software and websites go through the same type of updates. These updates however are often not executed over-the-air. They must go through regular review and careful installation to not cause errors and bugs in business systems. Sometimes system and software modifications are necessary. When this review is not performed regularly and is left unchecked, it can snowball into “technical debt” which can become incredibly painful and cumbersome to overcome.
At LFT, we have been supporting many clients lately that have not gone through these reviews. Their back-end systems are so outdated that they are no longer supported by the companies who created them. Most recently we have supported several clients by upgrading their PHP (a software scripting language) and Adobe technologies to modern supported versions.
When left unchecked this process requires careful evaluation and regression testing to confirm all functionality is working as expected. This often requires modifications to software to support these updates. Liberty Fox can help find and inventory the versions of back-end systems used in our client’s business software. We can provide rigorous testing and support for even the most complicated updates so our clients can have the peace of mind that they are working in modern and safe environments.