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.
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.
The book Liftoff, Second Edition by Diana Larsen and Ainsley Nies, provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding their needs, building trust, and defining how they will interact in the team and align with other parts of the organization. It's a book for Agile coaches, Scrum masters or agile product and project managers to help teams to understand the why behind the work.
Often enterprises assume adopting patterns like ESB help in developing with services. However, hidden challenges with these patterns can present dangers which go unnoticed until the system is live. 3
The HTTP-RPC open-source Java framework returns results in JSON by default, but can use the CTemplate system to respond with custom markup.
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.
In the book How to Lead a Quest Jason Fox explores what can be done to develop insights for strategic decisions and innovation, and for driving progress and delivering value.
What makes an agile team successful is the way people develop an effective level of interaction. Growing agile means both focusing on culture, and on co-evolution of practices and tools. 2
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
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?
The book Diving For Hidden Treasures 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.
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.