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Author Archives: Daniel Bryant

Daniel Bryant spends his day working as a software development consultant, specialising in designing and deploying JVM and NoSQL-based business solutions to the cloud for Small-to-Medium Enterprises. By night he works on several open-source projects, primarily with the goal to contribute back to the community, but also to learn about exciting new technologies. Daniel is an active member of the London Java Community and as part of this role he is currently working on the 'Adopt OpenJDK' Betterrev project. This project strives to make contributions to the OpenJDK source code much simpler, with the ultimate goal of promoting community engagement in the Reference Implementation for Java. During any remaining spare time Daniel also keeps an eye on academic developments within Artificial Intelligence and defeasible reasoning, having gained a PhD in this topic during his misspent youth as an academic.

Microservices Maturity: Dogma or Dogfooding? You Decide…


I’ve received some great feedback after posting my proposal for a microservice maturity/classification model last week, some positive, and some negative. Some private communications suggested that I may be getting caught up in the marketing hype, and several emails suggested that the microservice architecture really is just classical SOA re-invented. Other emails balanced out these comments by suggesting that microservices ...

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Microservices in the Enterprise: Friend or Foe?


A micro approach to a macro problem? The microservice hype is everywhere, and although the industry can’t seem to agree on an exact definition, we are repeatedly told that moving away from a monolithic application to a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) consisting of small services is the correct way to build and evolve software systems. However, there is currently an absence ...

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Implementing correlation ids in Spring Boot (for distributed tracing in SOA/microservices)


After attending Sam Newman’s microservice talks at Geecon last week I started to think more about what is most likely an essential feature of service-oriented / microservice platforms for monitoring, reporting and diagnostics: correlation ids. Correlation ids allow distributed tracing within complex service oriented platforms, where a single request into the application can often be dealt with by multiple downstream ...

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Testing Web-based Spring Applications in 2013 (Part One)


Testing Web-based Spring Applications in 2013 (Part One) A fellow LJCer and TDD/BDD advocate has recently started developing an application using the ever-popular Spring stack, and he asked my advice on how best to implement a Test-driven methodology within this context. I started typing an email back in response, but then it suddenly occurred to me that this might be useful for ...

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