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  • Microsoft Previews Dedicated Environments for Azure Logic Apps

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a public preview of Azure Integration Service Environment (ISE) for Logic Apps. ISE provides customers with a fully isolated and dedicated environment for integration services. Isolation is achieved by injecting ISE into an Azure virtual network, which allows for VNet connectivity within Azure and to on-premises data centers .

  • Introducing Hyperledger Grid, a Framework for Building Distributed Supply Chain Solutions

    In a recent Hyperledger blog post, a new project has been announced, called Hyperledger Grid. Grid is a framework for integrating distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions with enterprise business systems in the supply chain industry. The project consists of reference architectures, common data models and smart contracts, all based-upon open standards and industry best practices.

  • Amazon Announces New Integrations for AWS Step Functions

    Amazon has announced new integrations with their compute, database, messaging, analytics, and machine learning services for AWS Step Functions, allowing to leverage these as steps in the state machine workflows. With AWS Step Functions, an abstracted way is provided to connect and coordinate activities, taking advantage of a highly scalable runtime.

  • Jessica Kerr at QCon London on "Why DevOps is a Special Case of DevEx"

    Jessica Kerr, lead engineer at Atomist, presented her perspective on DevEx (Developer Experience) and how it relates to DevOps, at QCon London. She stressed that DevOps led to teams taking on accrued responsibilities (to be able to own and constantly improve their systems). To reduce cognitive load, we need better development tools that push down details on how systems get built and delivered.

  • Azure Logic Apps Reaches General Availability

    On July 27th, Microsoft announced their Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) offering, Logic Apps has reached General Availability (GA). The GA release includes additional management support, telemetry events, alerts, and consumption-based pricing. InfoQ reached out Jim Harrer, principal group program manager at Microsoft to gain further insight into this Logic Apps release.

  • Azure Premium Messaging Service Reaches General Availability

    On July 15th, Microsoft announced the Azure Premium Messaging service has reached General Availability (GA). Premium Messaging targets customers who would like more predictable messaging performance. InfoQ reached out to Dan Rosanova, Principal Program Manager on the Azure Service Bus team for additional insight into this milestone.

  • The Past, Present and Future of Enterprise Integration

    The way companies use integration technologies have changed significantly during the last 10 years. It will also will continue to change the coming 10 years, Senaka Fernando claimed in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference when describing his view on enterprise integration the last 10 years, todays situation and what he believes the next 10 years will bring.

  • Anti-Patterns Working with Microservices

    The main problem with monolithic applications is that they are hard to scale, in terms of the application, but more importantly, in terms of the team. The main reason for a switch to microservices should be about teams, Tammer Saleh claimed at the recent QCon London conference when describing common microservices anti-patterns and solutions he has encountered.

  • Azure Logic Apps Preview Refresh Released

    The Microsoft Integration Product team recently provided their first update since the Integration Roadmap that was released back on December 24th. On February 24th, 2016 Microsoft has announced the public preview of Logic Apps Preview Refresh.

  • Microservices and Integration from an Enterprise Perspective

    Common misconceptions in large enterprises that Kim Clark meets are that microservices are fine grained WSDL operations or that APIs are microservices. A reason for this is that they are confusing interface granularity with component granularity, Clark claimed in a presentation at this year’s Microservices Conference in London.

  • Nexus Guide for Scrum is Published

    Nexus is a framework for developing and sustaining large software development projects. The Nexus Guide can be used next to the Scrum Guide to scale Scrum and support the integrated effort of multiple software development teams.

  • Microsoft Azure Event Hubs Surpasses 1 Trillion Transactions in a Single Month

    The Microsoft Azure Event Hubs messaging service processed approximately 150 terabytes and 30 billion messages per day, or 375 000 messages per second, in June 2015, according to the Microsoft Azure Service Bus product team.

  • A Critical Look at CQRS

    Looking at Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) in a larger architectural context there are other architectural styles available. There are database technologies solving the same problems but in a simpler way, Udi Dahan states looking into ways of approaching CQRS. There is also a way that fulfils a lot of the CQRS goals but with fewer moving parts when CQRS is really needed.

  • Why Scrum is Not Enough

    When developing large complex systems and dealing with legacy code, organizations need to have systems in place to support integration and delivery. Modularization can help when agile is scaled with multiple teams that are working in parallel. It's not the framework or method that will do the job, but how your people will make it work to solve your problems says Hans Dekkers.

  • Eric Evans on DDD, Microservices and Boundaries

    There is tremendous value in microservices, probably giving us the best environment we have ever had for doing Domain-Driven Design (DDD), Eric Evans stated in his keynote at this year’s DDD Exchange conference in London. Iteration is the most important key to good design and microservices is the second attempt, after SOA, to get things right.

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