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.
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.
Rags Srinivas caught up with Matt Stine at the O'Reilly Architecture conference in Boston, MA. Matt talks about Cloud Native Architectures and some of the cultural and technological challenges. He talks about some of the NetFlix services and how Spring is wrapping it up to be able to architect and develop microservices on the platform. He also talks about SOA and what it probably missed out.
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.
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
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
Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.
We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Agile started spreading “bottom-up”, then shifted from teams to executives and recently to consultancy for large enterprises. What will be next?
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.
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
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
Now that 2015 is underway, it’s time to consider a mobile strategy framework for a prosperous year. We will be discussing some key points to consider as you plan your strategy for a successful future.