Today’s software applications have a lot of concurrent tasks that are distributed over multiple threads, processes, processors and PCs. This article introduces a visual modeling technique to describe and specify the application’s execution architecture. Within Philips Healthcare the Unified Execution Diagram has proven to be very useful for designing and documenting the execution architecture.
The authors have concluded after analyzing 15 years of Architecture Trade-Off Analysis Method (ATAM) data across 31 projects that modifiability, performance, availability, interoperability, and deployability are key quality attributes for Agile practitioners.
Vaughn Vernon in his new book Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model shows how this model can simplify enterprise software development. After an introduction to the basics of the actor model and tutorials on Scala and Akka the rest of the book is a patterns catalogue describing most of the patterns in the book Enterprise Integration Patterns from an actor model perspective.
This series explores some of the patterns of behavior of healthy organizations through testimonies from their practitioners and through analysis by consultants in the field.
There are many different team topologies that can be effective for DevOps. This article explores the cultural differences between them, to help you choose a suitable topology for your organisation.
In this article, Aaron Kendall uses the "metadata-driven design and development" approach by Kevin Perera to show how to rapidly create a mobile application that can evolve during runtime.
In this article Vijay Algarasan, a Principal Architect at Asurion, discusses how he and his teams have encountered microservices at various engagements and some lessons they have learned as a result. 7
The Art of Scalability, by Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher, is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services.
The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System is a long awaited update to a successful and authorative guide to the FreeBSD kernel that covers all major new features up to FreeBSD 11.
Elixir in action aims to introduce readers to Elixir and the Erlang virtual machine while also discussing concurrent programming topics, fault-tolerance, and topics related to high-availability.
The responsibility of an architect reaches far past design and business concerns. Their design's implementation is ultimately their only measure of success; they should get their hands dirty and help. 19
How the Dutch Railways made the transition from large use cases completely written before development to Use Case 2.0 and why this helps them to deliver apps faster and with the right business value. 1