Category Archives: Architecture

A Building Blocks Approach

A building blocks approach starts with the universe of possible solutions and determines the common fundamental elements that constitute such solutions. It then goes about standardizing these fundamental elements and commoditizing them. This enables an ecosystem of actors who have the … Continue reading

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Platforms vs Frameworks

Platforms are designed to be environments for apps. Not only will developers build the app on a particular platform, but the finished product will also run on that platform. In this sense, the hardware and software components of the platform work together … Continue reading

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Decision Services Handling Large Payloads

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“You’re crazy if you don’t start in the cloud; you’re crazy if you stay on it”

This A16Z article argues that SaaS companies should move back from the cloud to their own data centres once they scale. “Cloud is cheaper and better early on and more costly later in a company’s evolution… Make sure your system … Continue reading

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From Basics To Deploying Scalable Web Applications

This “JavaScript in Plain English” article provides an introductory roadmap for beginners who are looking to get into the development of modern applications running 24*7 web services. Link

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Intelligent Event Broker

Jason English, a Principal Analyst from Intellyx, wrote a whitepaper called “Event Mesh: Event-Driven Architecture for the Real Time Enterprise”:  “We live and work in an event-driven world. Tightly coupled integrations, and conventional data transfer and processing techniques won’t be … Continue reading

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Teach Your Microservices to Dance

Jonathan Schabowsky from Solace.com focuses on the choreography of stateless event-driven microservices: “Orchestration entails actively controlling all elements and interactions like a conductor directs the musicians of an orchestra, while Choreography entails establishing a pattern or routine that microservices follow … Continue reading

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Top 5 Serverless Platforms in 2020

Companies transfer to serverless computing to become more agile, scalable, and efficient. Instead of maintaining their own server infrastructure and investing in storage space, businesses can cooperate with professional vendors who specialize in providing safe, fast, and reliable computing infrastructure. … Continue reading

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Moving decisioning logic from run-time to build-time

Today’s post by Edoardo Vacchi stresses an important trend in the programming landscape: cloud-based applications (microservices) should be small, super-efficient, and quick to start, that brings us back to code generation. “Moving processing out of your run-time and into build-time, … Continue reading

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Smart Factory: Optimize Factory Operations

Traditionally, Operational Technology (OT) data has been on-premises, managed using process manufacturing systems, and analyzed with monitoring, trending, and visualization tools. This approach was designed for a very important purpose – real-time process control. However, it has also created challenges, … Continue reading

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