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  • Article Series: Cloud and "Lock-in"

    by on  Jul 01, 2016

    With the fast-pace of cloud changes (new services, providers entering and exiting), 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?

  • Q&A with Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein on Cost of Delay

    by on  Jun 16, 2016

    The book Diving For Hidden Treasures - Uncovering the Cost of Delay in Your Project Portfolio by Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein explores how projects become delayed and provides tools and methods to analyze and limit the costs of delay in projects.

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

    by 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

Posted by 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 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

Q&A on Achieving Impact through Engagement

Posted by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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