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  • Everything Is “Lock-In”: Focus on Switching Costs

    by Richard Seroter on  Jun 08, 2016

    Coding in Java, buying SAP, deploying OpenStack, and using Amazon Web Services: each one introduces a type of lock-in. However, it makes no difference how hard you try- some form of lock-in is unavoidable. What matters most is understanding the layers of lock-in, and how to assess and reduce your switching costs.

  • Locating Common Micro Service Performance Anti-Patterns

    by Andreas Grabner on  May 03, 2016

    In this second installment on diagnosing performance issues, performance engineer Andreas Grabner focuses on spotting patterns that cause performance and scalability issues in distributed Micro Service Oriented Architectures.

  • Production Like Performance Tests of Web-Services

    by Stefan Goebbels on  Apr 29, 2016 3

    Tests should always keep the end user view in mind. But how to test web services, which are not directly customer-facing, and in particular, how to performance test them in a meaningful way? This article outlines performance split testing as a performance test approach that is relying on real-time production traffic.

Q&A on Achieving Impact through Engagement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 25, 2016

The book achieving impact through engagement by Si Alhir and and Peter L. Simon explores models on employee and customer engagement to achieve impact in organizations based on increasing engagement.

The Agility Challenge

Posted by Dragan Jojic on  Feb 04, 2016

In this article Dragan Jojic explores “the agility challenge”: A company where employees are able to sense and respond to external inputs without managers having to tell them what to do. 1

From Monolith to Multilith at ticketea

Posted by Jose Ignacio Galarza & Miguel Araujo on  Jan 24, 2016

ticketea is a large online ticket selling platform in Spain. This article describes their growing pains and how DevOps and an API-based distributed architecture allowed them to cope with growth. 1

Thinking Outside-In: How APIs Fulfill the Original Promise of Service-Oriented Architecture

Posted by Anders Jensen-Waud on  Jan 21, 2016

APIs are a lightweight agile way of building reusable systems. Previously only some SOA adopters delivered these goals. Some key differences are the shift to distributed resources & statelessness. 4

Exposing the Lucene Library as a Microservice with Baratine

Posted by Sean Wiley on  Jan 05, 2016

Learn how to place Baratine’s async POJO facade in front of an existing library without modification, using an API-centric approach to exposing a library as a high performance microservice. 1

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2015

Posted by Abel Avram on  Dec 16, 2015

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2015 as blogged and tweeted by QCon's 1,300 attendees.

Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 30, 2015

Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview on teamworking and increasing agility.

The Right Way to Scale Agile: Scaling Value Delivery over Process

Posted by Suzie Prince on  Nov 16, 2015

There is no one way to scale agile. In order to find the right way for you organizations you need to understand what you are trying to achieve and create a process that works to deliver that outcome. 3

Peer Feedback Loops: How We May Benefit and What is Needed to Realize Their Potential

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Nov 14, 2015

This second article in a series on peer feedback loops explores the benefits and what is needed to realize peer feedback, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

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