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  • Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

    by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015 7

    Over a period of seven years, gilt.com has grown from an e-commerce start-up running a monolithic Ruby on Rails application to $1B luxury goods company operating a cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. This article introduces Gilt's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, and explains the history and motivations that lead to the creation of this tool.

  • Mobile-First in Africa: Education, Birth Registration, Banking

    by Sergio De Simone on  May 06, 2015 2

    In little over a decade, Africa has gone from being a region where it is hard to find power lines, fixed-line telecom infrastructure, and personal computers, to being the second most mobile connected continent, where about 15% of the billion inhabitants owns a cell phone. This is opening the way to innovative applications of mobile technologies in different fields.

  • Continuous Quality and the Cloud: How You Should Be Testing Mobile Apps

    by Eran Kinsbruner on  May 05, 2015

    What is so hard about developing and testing mobile apps? For a lot of developers the answer to this question is "keeping quality high in a field of device and os fragmentation". This is even more true when apps need to be delivered agile, in short release cycles. Cloud based test labs provide an infrastructure to efficiently execute automated tests for your software on a great number of devices.

Cloud Native Architectures - a Conversation with Matt Stine

Posted by Rags Srinivas on  May 02, 2015

A conversation with Matt Stine about Cloud Native Architectures, Microservices and SOA, and how it's both a cultural and technological change within enterprises.

Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips Answer Questions on Microservices

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 26, 2015

Following the webinar Exploring the Uncharted Territory of Microservices organized by XebiaLabs, Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips answered a number of questions on microservices asked by participants.

Driving Agile Architecting with Cost and Risk

Posted by Eltjo R. Poort on  Apr 19, 2015

In this article, author Eltjo R. Poort discusses an architecture approach called Risk and Cost Driven Architecture that helps architects become more effective in an agile world. 1

Big Data Processing with Apache Spark - Part 2: Spark SQL

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Apr 16, 2015

Spark SQL, part of Apache Spark, is used for structured data processing by running SQL queries on Spark data. Srini Penchikala discusses Spark SQL module & how it simplifies data analytics using SQL. 1

Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Apr 13, 2015

Bulk data is usually accessed via files & FTP. As collaboration migrates to APIs, what are the requirements for data APIs? Here we describe a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion.

Software Development Tooling: Information, Opinion, Guidelines, and Tools

Posted by Diomidis Spinellis, Stephanos Androutsellis-Theotokis on  Apr 10, 2015

In this article, authors summarize the information published in "Tools of the Trade" column series in IEEE Software magazine for last ten years.

WebRTC - Democratization of Telecom Enabling New App Experiences

Posted by Peter Crocker on  Apr 07, 2015

With the emergence of the WebRTC API standard, developers without any experience in telecommunications technology are enabled to easily integrate real-time comms into their applications.

Fifteen Years of Service-Oriented Architecture at Credit Suisse

Posted by Stephan Murer, Claus Hagen on  Apr 03, 2015

In this article, authors reflect on Credit Suisse's adoption of SOA principles and the organization's transition from mainframe programs to open SOA services with interface contracts and governance. 4

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2015

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 01, 2015

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

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