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Proxy Pattern

Problem Statement When upgrading from a monolithic architecture to a microservice-based architecture, the designer(s) can encounter situations where one service depends upon another. Upgrading the dependency can potentially disrupt the service, and in an extreme situation, the entire system, and possibly affect the development of the system. The solution to this problem is the Proxy

Why Should I Choose a Microservices Architecture?

This blog post is one in a series that will give you some insight into the full day training class (Microservices Solution Architectures) I will be teaching at the ITARC Austin on October 6th, 2016.  That's a great question. Maybe you shouldn't. I have had this debate with more than one person: "Isn't a microservices architecture just

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Debugging a container that won’t start

To implement an architecture that takes advantage of container technology, one way to persist the data has been to use a separate data container. In my case, I am using Jenkins in a container, and I want to save the configuration/jobs/history from my CI flow. Ideally, this container would a part of some kind of

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Microservices and API Complexity – Inside and Out

The signature benefit of a microservice architecture is that its highly granular nature allows for a great deal of flexibility in composing applications. Components are simplified by virtue of a high degree of focus. The ability to replace individual components is enhanced by the modularity inherent in the style. A very significant drawback to microservice

Designing a DSL to Describe Software Architecture (Part 1)

Software architecture defines the different parts of a software system and how they relate to each other. Keeping a code base matching its architectural blueprint is crucial for keeping a complex piece of software maintainable over its lifetime. Sure, the architecture will evolve over time, but it is always better to have an architecture and