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.
De la Maza helped a startup IPO by applying Monte Carlo to a planning problem. Learn how Monte Carlo planning provides a rigorous, quantitative account of what the future may bring. It has advantages over standard average case approaches and you can start with a simple Excel spreadsheet.
In this article, author Srini Penchikala discusses Apache Spark GraphX library used for graph data processing and analytics. The article includes sample code for graph algorithms like PageRank, Connected Components and Triangle Counting.
Clemens Szyperski (Microsoft), Martin Petitclerc (IBM), and Roger Barga (Amazon Web Services) talk about challenges when building scalable, big data systems, and how to address them.
Just like during test execution process using an ‘exploratory’ technique guided by solid analytical thinking and randomness, we can reuse or automate scripts to achieve similar results. Here’s how.
In the book Agile Engagement, Santiago Jaramillo and Todd Richardson explore why employees can be disengaged, and provide solutions for measuring and driving engagement in organizations. 1
Troubleshooting Java memory problems can be tricky. In this article, we discuss the proper approach for locating them, and we take a look at a wide range of tools we can use to eradicate them.
The Triangle of Self Organization identifies three essential components needed to guide the process and shows how to choose them consciously to successfully use self-organization as a management tool.
This article compares different alternative techniques to prepare data, including extract-transform-load (ETL) batch processing, streaming ingestion and data wrangling.
The book More with LeSS by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde provides practices to create simpler and more flexible organizations, applying Scrum with many teams working on one product. 1
This is the third in a three-part series that explores how PayPal has adopted a more API-first approach to building platform services taking a closer look at the program and operational challenges.