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  • An Open API Initiative Update

    by Deepak Nadig on  Sep 30, 2016 1

    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.

  • Using Templates to Transform Web Service Results into Markup

    by Greg Brown on  Aug 31, 2016

    The HTTP-RPC open-source Java framework returns results in JSON by default, but can use the CTemplate system to respond with custom markup. In this article, Greg Brown shows how simple annotations can be used to automatically respond to a web service in any markup (HTML, XML, CSV, etc.).

  • Creating RESTful Services with T4 Based on Model and Interfaces

    by Amel Musić on  Aug 19, 2016

    When generating RESTful services with WebAPI, a lot of boilerplate code has to be implemented. Amel Musić demonstrates how T4 and EnvDTE can be used to create a flexible code generator that dramatically reduces the amount of time and effort this takes.

HTTP-RPC: A Lightweight Cross-Platform REST Framework

Posted by Greg Brown on  Jul 12, 2016

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

Locating Common Micro Service Performance Anti-Patterns

Posted by Andreas Grabner 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 Stefan Goebbels 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

Exposing the Lucene Library as a Microservice with Baratine

Posted by Sean Wiley 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

Article Series: Patterns of DevOps Culture

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Sep 18, 2015

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.

How Different Team Topologies Influence DevOps Culture

Posted by Matthew Skelton on  Sep 02, 2015

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.

Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

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.

Managing Technology with CORE Strategy & Architectural C’s & P’s

Posted by Suman K Pradhan on  Jun 11, 2015

Suman Pradhan has written about developing the CORE approach to helping architects and developers build sustainable solutions that match the business needs.

Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips Answer Questions on Microservices

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 26, 2015

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.

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