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  • The SOA Journey: from Understanding Business to Agile Architecture

     If your monolith is tightly coupled and not cohesive, you could split it in order for a business to be more agile.  There are a lot of wrong ways that you can do that. They result in the same tightly coupled and non-cohesive monolith, but which is distributed across a network. This article examines how you can align your technical services and business-capabilities.

  • Ballerina Tutorial: A Programming Language for Integration

    Ballerina is a new programming language and platform whose objective is to make it easy to create resilient services that integrate and orchestrate across distributed endpoints. Ballerina’s design principles focus on baking integration concepts into a language, including a network-aware type system, sequence diagrammatic syntax, concurrency workers, being “DevOps ready”, and environment awareness.

  • Ballerina Microservices Programming Language: Introducing the Latest Release and "Ballerina Central"

    The tutorial demonstrates Ballerina, a new programming language and platform whose objective is to make it easy to create resilient services that integrate and orchestrate across distributed endpoints. Ballerina uses compile time abstractions for distributed system primitives that enable the compiler to generate artifacts like API gateways for deployment to Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Events, Flows and Long-Running Services: A Modern Approach to Workflow Automation

    Recent discussions around the microservice architectural style has promoted the idea that “to effectively decouple your services you have to create an event-driven-architecture”. Although events can decrease coupling, we must avoid the mistakes of traditional SOA: centralised control should to be avoided, and workflow engines must be less painful to use and operate.

  • Building a Blockchain PoC in Ten Minutes Using Hyperledger Composer

    This article examines what businesses look for when considering blockchain’s role in their organization and how the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Composer can help application developers easily create compelling blockchain solutions for the enterprise.

  • Know the Flow! Microservices and Event Choreographies

    This article explores ways to implement services which are long running and stretch across the boundary of individual microservices using event based architectures.

  • The Misaligned Middle and Getting off the Hamster Wheel Using Kanban

    At the Agile 2016 conference, Dominica DeGrandis and Julia Wester of Leankit gave talks on helping middle managers adapt to change and how Kanban can be used to identify problems in workflows, which people need to address.

  • Oozie Plugin for Eclipse

    Oozie Eclipse plugin is a new tool for editing Apache Oozie workflows graphically inside Eclipse. Usage of this plugin allows to skip hard to develop and maintain process definition in HPDL. Instead a process graph is defined graphically by placing process actions on pallet and connecting them. An article introduces Eclipse Oozie plugin and provides an example of its usage.

  • Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips Answer Questions on Microservices

    Following the online webinar "Exploring the Uncharted Territory of Microservices" organized by XebiaLabs, which we covered in The Benefits of Microservices, Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips answered a number of questions on microservices asked by participants.

  • The Best Process Is No Process

    Bureaucracy often plagues large product development efforts. Just like technical debt slows down development, process debt slows down your business. Have you ever experienced 12,096,000% savings in time? Clarify strategy. Automate processes. Parallelize work. Collaborate intently. Did you know a hidden MS project default may be causing inflexibility? Eliminate process debt. Get to market faster

  • Social BPM

    The growth of mobile devices, advances in technology and the rise of social media are impacting the way customers interact with organisations. This article examines how business process management can drive the way organisations respond to and interact with their customers using social media. Automated BPM can provide the tools for deeper and better customer engagement.

  • Purpose Case Management

    Article “Purpose Case Management” describes a Case Management method that overarches BPM and Adaptive Case Management. Author reviews several modern movements such as Unstructured BPM, Social BPM, Dynamic BPM, and ACM. The article concludes with a generic method that allows switching between BPM and ACM depending on which one of them is more efficient in an execution context at certain moment.

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