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Architecture & Design Follow 604 Followers

The Difference between SOA and Microservices?

by Mark Little Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 23, 2017 6

RedMonk's Stephen O'Grady has entered the debate on SOA versus microservices and agrees with many others that the size of a service is neither a necessary nor sufficient differentiation.

Architecture & Design Follow 604 Followers

GraphQL vs REST: Things to Consider

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 08, 2017

At API Days Paris 2016, Arnaud Lauret discussed GraphQL vs RESTful HTTP API’s, outlining their strengths and weaknesses. He concluded that deciding which one to adopt is context dependant, and that are many trade-offs between the two.

Cloud Follow 55 Followers

Integrate 2017 Recap: Adding Intelligence to Integration

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

Integrate 2017, an annual integration event focused on Microsoft Integration technologies, took place in London from June 26th – 28th. Some of the key themes that were discussed include the role of cognitive computing in integration, API orchestration, SaaS connectivity, cloud native integration, the impact of serverless on integration and cloud messaging at scale.

Culture & Methods Follow 173 Followers

Evan Leybourn of IBM on the Theory of Agile Constraints

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Jun 25, 2017

Evan Leybourn is talking at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference. He spoke to InfoQ about his Theory of Agile Constraints, defining value in an initiative, agile budgeting and #NoProjects.

Architecture & Design Follow 604 Followers

Real-Time Notifications at Twitter

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 20, 2017

Saurabh Pathak, engineering manager at Twitter, discussed the site's notification architecture at QCon London 2017. This included highlighting key challenges which are unique to Twitter, such as the bimodal nature of the social network, dealing with spikes, and the requirement to serve notifications in real time.

Development Follow 140 Followers

GitHub GraphQL API is out of Early Access

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 08, 2017

GitHub GraphQL API has recently become generally available. InfoQ has spoken with GitHub senior engineering manager Kyle Daigle.

Culture & Methods Follow 173 Followers

Bridging the Gap between Legacy Systems and Modern Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  May 25, 2017

Aging platforms that are managed with manual, time consuming processes can be costly. Teams can make a business case to management based on hours lost by repetitive work or re-work caused by human error for introducing modern techniques like automation tools and containers. The result is a predictable and repeatable process with minimal human interaction to deploy more often and more confidently.

Development Follow 140 Followers

GitHub Rewrites its Desktop Client Using Electron

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  May 16, 2017 6

GitHub moved away from the native implementations of its macOS and Windows clients and replaced them with a complete rewrite based on Electron, announced GitHub’s director of client applications Phil Haack. Along with GitHub Desktop Beta, GitHub has also introduced a new beta of Atom sporting out-of-the-box Git and GitHub Integration. InfoQ has spoken with Haack.

Cloud Follow 55 Followers

Microsoft Invests in Hybrid Connectivity, Releases On-Premises Data Gateway

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  May 14, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the On-premises data gateway has reached General Availability (GA). This gateway allows for remote connectivity from many Microsoft PaaS and SaaS services to data sources residing behind a corporate firewall.

Web API Follow 111 Followers

The HTTP API Space is Consolidating around OAS

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 06, 2017

MuleSoft has become member of OAI and released the API Modeling Framework that understands both RAML and OAS. Restlet Studio now supports RAML.

Cloud Follow 55 Followers

Microsoft Releases Feature Pack 1 for BizTalk Server 2016

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 26, 2017

On April 26th 2017, Microsoft released Feature Pack 1 for BizTalk Server 2016. This is the first time Microsoft has provided a Feature Pack for BizTalk Server and it provides customers with new capabilities in the areas of Deployment, Analytics and the BizTalk Runtime.

Development Follow 140 Followers

GitHub Steps Up to Recognizing Developers' Creative Rights

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 22, 2017

GitHub’s Balanced Employee Intellectual Property agreement (BEIPA) is an attempt to strike a new balance to assign developers more rights on their intellectual creation outside of work. By making it an open source project, GitHub also hopes to make it reusable and open to outside contributions.

Architecture & Design Follow 604 Followers

Aspects and Services - an Important Distinction?

by Mark Little Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 19, 2017

Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz believes that something is either a monolith or a microservice is nonsense. He also believes that more and more implementations which claim to be microservices will not live up to all of the principles. However, he does not discount the need for semi-independently deployable software components and discusses an approach he has found useful, which he call Aspects.

Architecture & Design Follow 604 Followers

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Vision Paper

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 12, 2017

The newly formed Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has published a Vision Paper outlining “a vision for users and stakeholders to propose, implement, and integrate advances to the Ethereum protocol with support for Enterprise Ethereum protocols.” In this paper the EEA discusses many topics related to Pluggable Consensus, interoperability, Ethereum protocol updates, storage and performance.

Culture & Methods Follow 173 Followers

Improving IT Performance with Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Mar 11, 2017

The main benefit of continuous delivery is lower-risk releases; comprehensive test automation and continuous integration are practices that have the biggest impact on IT performance. Research of continuous delivery and IT performance tells us that implementing continuous delivery practices leads to higher IT performance and high performers achieve both higher tempo and higher levels of stability.

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