The article explores how and why APIs are a lightweight and agile way of building reusable business systems. While some SOA adopters delivered these goals many efforts faced complexity and failed. The key difference with APIs is in the shift from hierarchical services to distributed resources, simplicity, statelessness and a focus on making it practical for the business to understand and implement
Baratine is an asynchronous facade that can be placed in front of an existing library without modifying its code base, thus exposing the library as a microservice available to any language, and simplifying the requirement to have a nonblocking scalable web service. This article shows how Baratine’s POJO platform takes an API-centric approach to building high performance microservices.
Oozie Eclipse plugin is a new tool for editing Apache Oozie workflows graphically inside Eclipse. Usage of this plugin allows to skip hard to develop and maintain process definition in HPDL. Instead a process graph is defined graphically by placing process actions on pallet and connecting them. An article introduces Eclipse Oozie plugin and provides an example of its usage.
This series explores some of the patterns of behavior of healthy organizations through testimonies from their practitioners and through analysis by consultants in the field.
There are many different team topologies that can be effective for DevOps. This article explores the cultural differences between them, to help you choose a suitable topology for your organisation.
In this article, Aaron Kendall uses the "metadata-driven design and development" approach by Kevin Perera to show how to rapidly create a mobile application that can evolve during runtime.
In this article Vijay Algarasan, a Principal Architect at Asurion, discusses how he and his teams have encountered microservices at various engagements and some lessons they have learned as a result. 8
This article contains an extensive interview on the microservices adoption process, the benefits and difficulties of implementing microservices, with representatives from Gilt, Hailo and nearForm. 5
Suman Pradhan has written about developing the CORE approach to helping architects and developers build sustainable solutions that match the business needs.
Following the webinar Exploring the Uncharted Territory of Microservices organized by XebiaLabs, Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips answered a number of questions on microservices asked by participants.
Bulk data is usually accessed via files & FTP. As collaboration migrates to APIs, what are the requirements for data APIs? Here we describe a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion.
In this article, authors reflect on Credit Suisse's adoption of SOA principles and the organization's transition from mainframe programs to open SOA services with interface contracts and governance. 4