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Docker and the JVM

Even though Docker was a 2016 thing, it is still relevant today. It is the foundation of Kubernetes, the most popular Orchestration platform, that has become the go-to solution for cloud deployment. Docker is the defacto standard solution to containerise applications/(micro)services. If you run Java application you need to beaware of a few gotchas and tricks. If you don’t this ...

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Integration Key to Customer Experience – API Management Details

In my previous article from this series we started diving into the details that determine how your integration becomes the key to transforming your customer experience. It started with laying out the process of how I’ve approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architectural blueprint. Now it’s time to cover various blueprint ...

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Integration Key to Customer Experience – External Application Details

In my previous article from this series we took a high level view at the common architectural elements that determine how your integration becomes the key to transforming your customer experience. The process was laid out how I’ve approached the use case and how I’ve used successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for researching a generic architectural blueprint. The only ...

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Real-user Monitoring in a DevOps Toolchain

One of the current trends in software development is a strong push towards DevOps. As a concept, DevOps has been spoken about for nearly ten years. Teams, big and small, old and new, are rapidly evolving to incorporate a mature DevOps process. The general benefits from this are frequent deployments, reduced complexity, and more stable operating environments. In simple terms, ...

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Automating Docker Deployments Using Jib and Payara Micro

If you are like me, you spend most of your day developing applications.  During that time, it is difficult to carve out the time to manage containers.  Writing a Dockerfile has almost become part of the normal development process nowadays, but there is a different way.  I’d rather spend as much time developing my applications as possible, and leave the ...

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Integration Key to Customer Experience – Common Architectural Elements

In my previous article from this series we introduced a use case around integration being the key to transforming your customer experience. The process was laid out how I’ve approached the use case and how I’ve used successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for researching a generic architectural blueprint. The only thing left to cover was the order in which ...

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What should you be automating in the development process?

What to automate? Which parts of the delivery process are good candidates? Which applications will benefit from automation? At first, those sound like silly questions. Automate all your repetitive processes. If you think that you’ll do the same thing manually more than once, automate it. Why would you waste your creative potential and knowledge by doing things that are much ...

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