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  • An Open API Initiative Update

    by Deepak Nadig on  Sep 30, 2016 1

    The Open API Initiative group is evolving what has become the de-facto standard API Description Format to produce a consistent and compatible format for describing APIs, allowing interoperation between tooling, systems, and runtime environments. Tony Tam, creator of the popular Swagger Specification is providing an update on the group activity.

  • CQRS for Enterprise Web Development: What's in it for Business?

    by Andrei Kaminski on  Sep 22, 2016

    With a focus on the business case for a CQRS architecture, this article covers the core concepts of Command Query Responsibility Segregation, and contrasts them with a common, n-tier architecture. Benefits including scalability and maintainability are highlighted, which can reduce the total cost of ownership, and lead to an improved return on investment when choosing a CQRS architecture.

  • Two Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Integrating Services

    by Pamod Sylvester on  Sep 07, 2016 3

    With SOA, businesses moved from monolithic applications to heterogeneous designs by decomposing functionality into services. However, architects must be careful when integrating services. Often enterprises assume adopting patterns like ESB can help. Unfortunately, there are hidden challenges with these patterns. The danger is they go unnoticed during development but surface when a system is live.

Using Templates to Transform Web Service Results into Markup

Posted by Greg Brown on  Aug 31, 2016

The HTTP-RPC open-source Java framework returns results in JSON by default, but can use the CTemplate system to respond with custom markup.

Creating RESTful Services with T4 Based on Model and Interfaces

Posted by Amel Musić on  Aug 19, 2016

Amel Musić demonstrates how T4 can be used to create a flexible code generator that reduces the amount of time and effort it takes to create RESTful services.

HTTP-RPC: A Lightweight Cross-Platform REST Framework

Posted by Greg Brown on  Jul 12, 2016

HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework for creating and accessing cross-platform polyglot RESTful web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor, while preserving fundamental REST principles. 3

Article Series: Cloud and "Lock-in"

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jul 01, 2016

With the fast-pace of cloud changes, cloud lock-in remains a popular refrain. But what does it mean, and how can you ensure you're maximizing your cloud investment while keeping portability in mind?

Approaching Lock-In from a Consultant’s Perspective: An Interview with Nicki Watt

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 30, 2016

Consultants play a major role in helping companies deliver software. How do these consultants tackle lock-in and build portable solutions? In this interview, OpenCredo's Nicki Watt tackles this topic.

Wiring Microservices with Spring Cloud

Posted by Rob Harrop on  Jun 15, 2016

As we move towards microservice-based architectures, we're faced with an important decision: how do we wire our services together? 2

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (Part 2)

Posted by Daniel Karzel Hannelore Marginean Tuan-Si Tran on  May 25, 2016

This is the second article of a two article series in which we try to work from an abstract level of IoT reference architectures towards a concrete architecture for actual use cases. 1

Locating Common Micro Service Performance Anti-Patterns

Posted by Andreas Grabner on  May 03, 2016

In this 2nd installment on diagnosing performance issues, performance guru Andreas Grabner focuses on spotting performance & scalability issues in distributed Microservice Oriented Architecture

Production Like Performance Tests of Web-Services

Posted by Stefan Goebbels on  Apr 29, 2016

New impetus to performance testing: performance split testing as attempt to make performance testing of web services more dynamic by using real-time production traffic and applying the A/B testing. 3

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