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

    by Aaron Kendall on  Apr 13, 2015

    Bulk data is commonly accessed via files & FTP. As the world moves toward APIs to facilitate collaboration, what are the requirements for data APIs? This article describes a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion. Two APIs operate in parallel to provide data changes as well as the data records themselves. An example demonstrates how API responses are parameterized using meta-data.

  • Fifteen Years of Service-Oriented Architecture at Credit Suisse

    by Stephan Murer, Claus Hagen on  Apr 03, 2015 4

    In this article, authors reflect on Credit Suisse's adoption of SOA principles and patterns and the organization's transition from using tightly integrated mainframe programs to open SOA services with emphasis on the importance of interface contracts and service governance.

  • Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2015

    by Abel Avram on  Apr 01, 2015

    This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by QCon's 1,200 attendees. Over the course of the next 4 months, InfoQ will be publishing most of the conference sessions online, including more then 25 video interviews that were recorded by the InfoQ editorial team.

The Microservice Revolution: Containerized Applications, Data and All

Posted by Luke Marsden on  Mar 19, 2015

This article describes the advantages of container-based microservices and why failing to containerize stateful services like databases greatly reduces the benefits of microservices architectures. 7

Q&A with Patrick Kua About Talking with Tech Leads

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2015

When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. A book of stories on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams.

Service-Oriented Architecture and Legacy Systems

Posted by Nicolas Serrano, Josune Hernantes, Gorka Gallardo on  Feb 20, 2015

In this article, authors provide an overview of current SOA technologies and incremental transition to SOA in legacy environments. They also discuss web services & enterprise application integration. 6

F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 18, 2015

F# Deep Dives is a new book aimed at showing the business value that using F# brings in practice. It presents 11 industrial scenarios and their solution with F# using a functional-first approach.

Building Microservices with Spring Boot

Posted by Dan Woods on  Feb 10, 2015

The concept of a "microservice architecture" has steadily gained a foothold in software development over the past several years. This article uses Spring Boot to explore the concepts. 10

Virtual Roundtable: The Role of Containers in Modern Applications

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Feb 05, 2015

What role do containers play in a modern cloud-native application? InfoQ reached out to some of the most influential tech leaders in the industry and asked them to participate in a virtual roundtable.

Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

Posted by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015

This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’. 1

REST-y Reader

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 24, 2014

Rounding out our first Web APIs series Mike shares books he recommends for those who want to learn more about designing, implementing, and maintaining APIs for the Web.

Book Review and Interview: The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Dec 18, 2014

The new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, looks at a wide range of considerations for cloud-scale systems.

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