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Microservices, DevOps, and the cost of change?

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As developers, we all love shiny new things. New technologies (Docker, Kubernetes), new languages (Golang, NodeJS), new hyped conversation starters (Microservices, DevOps, Cloud). And everyone seems to have an opinion about why you should do this architecture, or why you should use that language. At the end of the day, your employer is expecting you to deliver using a means ...

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Microservices Maturity: Dogma or Dogfooding? You Decide…

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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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You’re not going to do Microservices

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Seems like every 5 to 10 years our industry, especially in the Enterprise Integration, or enterprise application space, we get introduced to some new methodology or architectural style that’s the best since sliced bread and will make you 10x more productive and make your enterprise more agile, flexible, able to respond to change, and whatever else that CIOs are willing ...

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Microservices Development with Scala, Spray, MongoDB, Docker and Ansible

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This article tries to provide one possible approach to building microservices. We’ll use Scala as programming language. API will be RESTful JSON provided by Spray and Akka. MongoDB will be used as database. Once everything is done we’ll pack it all into a Docker container. Vagrant with Ansible will take care of our environment and configuration management needs. We’ll do ...

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Microservices in the Enterprise: Friend or Foe?

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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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Java EE, Docker, WildFly and Microservices on Docker

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If one thing survived all the New Year parties, it is Docker. It was hot at the end of 2014 and it looks like it is getting even hotter in 2015. And Red Hat is one of the key drivers behind the adoption of this amazing container technology. This is a short summary blog post about a bunch of resources ...

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Good Microservices Architecture = Death of the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)?

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These days, it seems like everybody is talking about microservices. You can read a lot about it in hundreds of articles and blog posts, but my recommended starting point would be this article by Martin Fowler, which initiated the huge discussion about this new architectural concept. This article is about the challenges, requirements and best practices for creating a good microservices architecture, and what ...

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Monolithic Servers vs Microservices

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Introduction At the beginning applications were simple and small due to simple requirements. With time requirements and needs grew and with them our applications became bigger and more complex. That resulted in monolithic servers developed and deployed as a single unit. Microservices are, in a way, return to basics with simple applications that are fulfilling today’s needs for complexity by ...

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Notes: Microservices by Martin Fowler

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I just watched Martin Fowler’s talk about Microservices at XConf. Here are some of my notes and related thoughts. The talk is heavily based upon Martin Fowler and James Lewis’ article about Microservices, so you can find and read most of the information there. Characteristics of Microservices In his article, Fowler defines some characteristics that most of the already existing ...

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Microservices and DevOps with TIBCO Products

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Everybody is talking about Microservices these days. You can read a lot about Microservices in hundreds of articles and blog posts. A good starting point is Martin Fowler’s article, which initiated the huge discussion about this new architecture concept. Another great resource is an free on-demand webinar by vendor-independent analyst Gartner: “Time to Get Off the Enterprise Service Bus“. It ...

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