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Martin Fowler11/19/14
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Testing Strategies in a Microservice Architecture

Microservices has been quite the topic of conversation this year, with a rapid rise of interest. But although this architectural style is often a useful one it has its challenges, which can easily lead a less experienced team into trouble.

John Cook11/19/14
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People want Swiss Army Knives

I basically agree with the Unix philosophy that tools should do one thing well, but even Unix doesn’t follow this principle strictly in practice. One reason is that “thing” and “well” depend on context. The “thing” that a toolmaker has in mind may not exactly be the “thing” the user has in mind, and the user may have a different idea of when a tool has served well enough.

Ricky Ho11/19/14
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The Common Data Science Project Flow

While working across multiple data science projects, I observed a similar pattern across a group of strategic data science projects where a common methodology can be used. In this post, I want to sketch this methodology at a high level.

Chen Harel11/19/14
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Supercharged jstack: How to Debug Your Servers at 100mph

The first question is how can you add state to your jstack print out? The answer is simple and powerful - thread names. While many mistakenly consider a thread name to be an immutable, or an OS determined property, it’s in fact a mutable and incredibly important trait that each thread has.

Gaurav Mantri11/19/14
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Azure SDK 2.5 and Cloud Service Diagnostics

Recently Azure team announced the availability of SDK 2.5. One of the major change that was done in this release is related to diagnostics. In this post we will talk about diagnostics changes in the latest SDK. First let’s talk about the new stuff you get in the latest version of diagnostics.

Pieter Humphrey11/19/14
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Spring Session 1.0.0.RC1 Released

I'm pleased to announce the release of Spring Session 1.0.0.RC1. For full details on the changes made in the release, please refer to the changelog. The highlights of this release include: WebSocket support, simultaneous sessions in browsers, simplified configuration, and background task support cleanup.

Sameer Bhatia11/18/14
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How the Internet of Things Will Change How You Live

Social media, mobile connectivity, Candy Crush—these things are old news. There is a bigger, badder technological revolution occurring: the Internet of Things, aka the IoT, in which everything from appliances to cows to us is online.

Mark O'neill11/18/14
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The Rise of the API Product Manager

Products need a product manager, and APIs are no different. We are starting to see the role of "API Product Manager" emerge. Innovators like Citi now have job postings for an API Product Manager. This person would manage the API lifecycle, calibrate monetization, and ensure that APIs are aligned with clients.

Barton George11/18/14
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Talking to Red Hat About How They Are Working with Dell on OpenStack

The first of these is with Red Hat Sr. Solution Architect, Ian Pilcher who was on the expo floor. Ian was talking to attendees about how Red Hat and Dell are working together in the cloud space. I got him to give a short overview.

Eric D. Schabell11/18/14
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How To Setup Integration & SOA Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 8

The release of the latest JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various JBoss Integration and BPM product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

Ross Mason11/17/14
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Performance Impact of an IO-Intensive Application

If you’ve ever worked on performance issues with an IO- intensive app, there is a good chance you already know that the application performance degrades when the disks are stressed out. This fact is usually well known, but the reasons behind it aren’t always clear. I’d like to try and clarify what’s going on behind the scenes.

Mike Cottmeyer11/17/14
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Some Thoughts on Agile Transformation in Big Companies

I am under no illusions that this post will be the definitive explanation, but I spend a TON of time talking to people and level setting before I can have any kind of intelligent conversation on agile, so I want to explore some of the points that I think resonate.

Mike Bushong11/17/14
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The Case for Hybrid Clouds

Businesses rely on flexibility, cost advantage, and time-to-market for new innovations. For companies that rely on IT to drive new products and innovations, the computing infrastructure looks a lot like their software development infrastructure in terms of either creating barriers or opening up opportunities.

Rick Delgado11/16/14
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Flash Drives or Disk Drives: Who Owns the Future?

While flash seems like the way of the future, it’s difficult to say for how long. It goes without saying that technologies improve and there will always be bigger and better.

Benjamin Ball11/16/14
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The Best of the Week (Nov 7): Enterprise Integration

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration Zone (November 07 - November 14). This week's topics include building microservices with Spring Boot, JSF versus JSP, package dependencies, microservice security, and testing HTTPS connections.