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  • Five Things Every Developer Should Know about Software Architecture

    Given the distributed nature of the software systems we’re now building, and the distributed nature of the teams building them, it's more important than ever to understand the basics of software architecture. As a short introduction to the topic and to debunk some myths, here are five things that every software developer should know about software architecture.

  • Q&A with Dan Szuc and Jo Wong on Make Meaningful Work

    Raf Gemmail speaks with UX leaders Dan Szuc and Josephine Wong about Make Meaningful Work, a humanistic framework and set of practices born from applying human-centered design to the workplace. Sitting beneath existing methodologies, it enables teams to share and understand character perspectives, in working towards producing impacts which are meaningful to them.

  • Q&A on The Rise and Fall of Software Recipes

    Darius Blasband has written a book which challenges the conventional wisdom of software engineering: he protests against the adoption of recipes and standards-based approaches and rails against the status-quo. He calls himself a codeaholic who advocates for careful consideration of the specific context and the use of domain specific languages wherever possible.

  • How to Effectively Collect User Feedback in Mobile Application

    This article analyzes a variety of forms of collecting feedback in mobile applications from a number of perspectives, including user experience, development, operations,and cost. It also analyzes in which scenario each form of feedback is more applicable, with the purpose of helping mobile application developers or product managers use the right feedback mechanism and improve their products.

  • How to Sell Refactoring? The Case of Nordea Bank AB

    Refactoring is often not a technical challenge. Teams can accurately diagnose inefficient code design. If they have sufficient time and budget at their disposal, they would probably get things done. In this article, we focus on the strategic code refactoring. This distinction was introduced by the BNS IT consultants as part of the method called Natural Course of Refactoring.

  • In Defence of the Monolith, Part 2

    In the age of microservices, "monolith" has become a dirty word. Yet, monoliths, designed with an emphasis on modularity, can be a better solution for complex domains, such as enterprise applications. The second part of this 2-part series covers a practical approach to creating a successful, modular monolith.

  • In Defence of the Monolith, Part 1

    In the age of microservices, "monolith" has become a dirty word. Yet, monoliths, designed with an emphasis on modularity, can be a better solution for complex domains, such as enterprise applications. Part 1 of this 2-part series explores the key differences between microservices and monoliths, highlighting the pros and cons of each approach.

  • Service Design: Consumer Journey Mapping

    A process of identifying key customer interactions with the product. This is a holistic approach to envisioning customer interactions at various touchpoints through service design tools to help organizations to understand, visualize and envision their new or existing customer there by aligning their products.

  • What Does "Being Digital" Actually Mean?

    Digital transformation is a key aim of many organisations these days, with varying levels of success. This is often due to a lack of understanding about what being digital really means, with emphasis on tech being obvious. This article gives a description of what Being Digital is and how it can be achieved.

  • Harnessing the Power of Architectural Design Principles

    Architecture principles epitomize architecture's function: to clearly define the necessary constraints on a system's design without prescriptively defining all the design details. A good set of principles can provide context and justification for design decisions and can foster team collaboration and communication.

  • Navigating the Ins and Outs of a Microservice Architecture (MSA)

    A microservices architectures (MSA) is increasingly becoming an important way to deliver efficient functionality, but are just one aspect of a much larger picture. A good MSA implementation requires a solid understanding and design of both the inner architecture and the outer architecture of the system.

  • Refactoring to Reactive - Anatomy of a JDBC migration

    Reactive programming offers built-in solutions for some of the most difficult challenges in programming, including concurrency management and flow control. So you might ask - how do I get there; can I introduce it in phases? In this article we transform a legacy application to a reactive model using RxJava.

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