Somehow, the buzz surrounding microservices has us believing that every single employee and enterprise must break up their monolith empires and follow the microservices trend. But it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, says JAX London speaker Holly Cummins.
A recent IDC study has shown that a converged infrastructure can bring cost reductions and organisational benefits for IT teams. Mark Thurmond from VCE takes a look at the latest findings in IT infrastructure.
For all the great strides that IT is taking to bring us to better futures faster, it turns out that everything we need to know about high-performance system architecture can be learned from the history of urban Paris.
Considering a change in your architecture? If you’re looking at Apache Spark, it might be worth seeing what Alex Zhitnitsky has to say about the top 5 things you should consider before the jump. Software architecture is hard.
You’re working with an application and have to understand how it all ties together and what changes you need to make. Where do you start?
If your team is considering a micro-services approach, this is one introduction video you’ll want to watch. With practical examples, Chris Richardson shows us how decomposing applications into micro-services improves deployability and scalability.
The eminent Martin Fowler recently wrote about the importance of not being afraid to bin old solutions and implement brand new architecture. Should IT architects leave old solutions or start fresh?
In his opening keynote speech to the W-Jax 2014 in Munich, Nygard told us what’s going wrong in the IT world and what needs changing.
Is good code a work of art? Or is the Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship overdoing it a bit? And what does it mean to be a ‘good’ programmer?
Bruno Sá, Solutions Architect at SoundCloud, sits down with JAXenter.com to discuss SoundCloud’s architecture and coping with massive volumes of data. (rather appropriately, audio only)
Life on the edge is innovating a system that is ultimately responsible for 1/3 of all internet bandwidth usage in the US, and Adrian Cole is going to tell you how Netflix does it in his presentation from JAXConf 2013. This talk will look at a combination of services and open source projects that comprise the edge network, including Neflix Denominator. Discussions will include how Netflix deals with DNS, distributed load balancing as well as discovery of mid-tier services. You’ll understand which service components are involved with edge traffic management. After watching this video, you’ll have enough context to create your own life on the edge with NetflixOSS! Filming courtesy of Marakana – http://marakana.com/s/
“There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things that we do not known we don’t know.” – From the poetry of Donald Rumsfeld In this presentation from JAXConf 2012, ThoughtWorks software architect Neal Ford investigates agile architecture and design, specifically addressing how big up-front architecture and design fail because of the unknown unknowns of a project.
Great news everyone – JAX London is back this October and you can submit your proposals right now…
Two problems I’ve seen a number of times are accidental coupling and poorly defined message semantics.