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Micro Services: Java, the Unix Way



James Lewis tells the story of building a resource oriented, event driven system out of applications about 1000 lines long.


James Lewis is a Principle Consultant for ThoughtWorks based in the UK and a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board. Most recently he has been helping to introduce Agile at various blue chip companies: Investment Banks, Publishers and media organizations. Most recently, James has been spending his time helping ThoughtWorks' clients develop enterprise software as a coding architect.

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Software is changing the world; QCon aims to empower software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the enterprise software development community; to achieve this, QCon is organized as a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their teams: team leads, architects, project managers, engineering directors.

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Jan 04, 2013

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  • Good tips, questionable results

    by Fred Amiter,

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    Interesting talk. To me it demonstrates that good tips don't necessarily lead to good results. The team re-invented many tried and proven solutions (a.k.a. NIH syndrome).
    My Tip 10: don't re-invent the wheel. Understand and apply best practices.
    Nonetheless, I'd prefer to see more architecture- and design-oriented talks like this instead of the fluffy Agile stuff that is occupying infoq lately.

  • Re: Good tips, questionable results

    by Paolo Perrotta,

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    How is this NIH syndrome? They used common, well-supported standards (AtomPub, JSON, HTTP, the monitoring stuff) that are way less likely than any enterprise standard to fall out of fashion soon. I wish many companies I consulted with could buy into this philosophy, rather than looking for the silver bullety, bloated, big-bang solution du jour, like ESBs.

    What kind of wheel do you think they reinvented?

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