Microservices Architecture (MSA) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) both rely on services as the main component. But they vary greatly in terms of service characteristics. SOA defines 4 basic service types as depicted below. Business services are coarse-grained services that define core business operations. They are usually … [Read more...]
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As DevOps solidifies its position in the software world, a new buzzword is capturing our attention. “Continuous” is currently one of the most popular words in the DevOps lexicon, and it is used widely by developers and companies alike. Although the word has become widespread, what exactly does it mean? When it is used in concepts such as … [Read more...]
In many ways, moving from development to production is like driving along a road trying to reach your destination as efficiently and smoothly as possible. Taking a road with bumps, blind spots, and heavy traffic can make it difficult to get there faster and safer - not to mention the aggravation that occurs when you’re backed up in traffic and … [Read more...]
There are few terms in the world of internet technology that have garnered as much attention as that of Service-Ooriented Architecture (SOA) and this is especially true with regard to web-based services. In fact, many of those involved in the software industry feel that SOA will eventually become the primary method in the application development … [Read more...]
We live in a world defined by technology, speed, and innovation – and this applies to products and the companies that make them. Companies have to continually shift to meet increasing needs so they can get a useful product to market as quickly as possible. Vital to this process is the information technology (IT) team. Every company in the 21st … [Read more...]
The year 2020 will be here before you know it and many businesses are setting their sights on what they can do to achieve that perfect “20/20” vision. It’s a goal that involves quickly delivering new, high-quality applications, which will become even more critical than ever to help companies become more competitive. In fact, the race is in full … [Read more...]
IT best practices help businesses improve their services and security while maximizing the value of their investments. This roundup covers best practices from cloud to mainframe and beyond. According to Gartner, an IT best practice is “a group of tasks that optimizes the efficiency (cost and risk) or effectiveness (service level) of the business … [Read more...]
The interest in DevOps continues to grow exponentially each year in the IT and tech world. Businesses have quickly come to realize the importance of creating new apps as well as enhancing their existing software, and they continue to look for the most talented developers with the highest knowledge of the topic to assist them with streamlining, … [Read more...]
When I think about the challenges of digital business and the need to innovate quickly while reducing risk and delivering the perfect customer experience, pizza comes to mind. And it’s not just because I’m hungry. Consider how pizza has transformed over the years from the basic options of just a cheese or pepperoni pizza to complete meals that can … [Read more...]
My previous installment in this series discussed the challenges of managing batch for modern technology with the added complexity of meeting the needs of digital transformation. My hypothesis for how to address these challenges seems exceedingly simple; manage your application “instrumentation” the same way you manage your application! Simple, … [Read more...]