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Integration Key to Customer Experience – Storage Services

In my previous article from this series we looked in to 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 details. ...

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Tools For Software Engineering Teams

The effect of poorly performing web applications echoes across various parts of the business. The more breakage there is, the more busy support teams get. There is less traction, and product teams are puzzled about user retention. Engineers are inundated with bug-fixes, leaving no time for feature development. Business stakeholders receive no insight into performance improvements. Engineering managers cannot clearly ...

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Integration Key to Customer Experience – Container Platform Essentials

In my previous article from this series we looked in to 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 ...

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Open Liberty Override Configuration

Open Liberty can be easily configured using the server.xml file in it’s config directory. If you’re running your servers in Docker containers you might need to specify multiple levels of configuration, for instance company-internal base images, which might need to define specific properties that are overridden or extended by the applications. Open Liberty offers multiple XML configuration override locations to ...

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Configuring Open Liberty Datasources via Kubernetes Secrets

In Open Liberty, configuration of datasource credentials is typically done in the server.xml file. If we use containers and container orchestration, we ideally make use of Infrastructure-as-Code and store all configuration under version control. However, this is certainly not desired for these datasource credentials. For that reason, Kubernetes secret definitions allow us to separately store secret values that shouldn’t be ...

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[2018 Dev vs. Ops Survey] Why is DevOps Culture Creating Chaos in Enterprises?

There has long been a divide between development and operations teams. But recently, there has been a movement to break down these metaphorical walls and build bridges of shared accountability between the two functions. With the emergence of roles like DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), we are seeing the introduction of a more collaborative approach to delivering reliable software. ...

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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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