• 05 Feb 2017

    Technology Divergence and Conway's Law

    In 2015-2016, there was a fair amount of discussion in the industry about the rise of polyglot development. The idea was simple enough: rather than standardizing on a set of programming languages and tools, development organizations would choose the right tool for the right job. Successful developer in this brave new world needed then to learn a host of new tools, from languages and frameworks like NodeJS, Golang, Elixir, and Rust to infrastructure automation tools like Docker, Mesos, Terraform and beyond.

  • 12 Jan 2017

    Evaluating Software Design Choices

    Let me open this post by wishing all [ten] of you who read this blog a very happy new year! I wish for you all a 2017 full of accomplishment and growth - and I hope that some of my ramblings here are able to play a small part in that.

  • 29 Nov 2016

    Reading List: Business and Management

    I was asked by a colleague recently to share my backlog of business and management related books, so I wanted to share them with you as well. Some of them, I’ve read. Many are in my queue but still a ways out due to all the tech books and journals that I’m also trying to get through.

  • 26 Nov 2016

    The "Must Haves" for a Service-based Architecture

    Over the past several years, I’ve seen lots of architecture-related efforts come and go when it comes to services. These efforts have typically involved introducing one more more technologies that, if everyone would just get onboard, would move the organization to a next-generation, 100% available, reliable, compliant, secure stack. A few examples include REST, Kubernetes (then Swarm, then back to Kubernetes, then…), Consul.io, and Kafka.