Orchestrating Microservices: Who's Composing This Symphony, Anyway?
by Les Worley
Before becoming a developer, I was in the high school band. I played several
brass instruments - including French horn and cornet - as well as keyboards
in the jazz stage band. A musician and a nerd, what can I say?
I even dabbled in writing music for the band. Okay, mostly I wrote
arrangements of pop music, so the band could keep the crowd entertained
during Friday night football games. What struck me then was that, to write
parts for all the instruments - brass, woodwind, percussion, even keyboards -
I had to have an overall score to work from. Or at least a sketch of one.
Otherwise, I'd end up with a bunch of parts that might sound great on their
own, but would never fit together to make someone want to listen or dance to
What does writing music have to do with software? The inst... (more)
Why Financial Service Companies Should Care About Application Performance
By Priyanka Tiwari
Historically, financial services have always been the early adopters and
pioneers of advanced technology.
I am talking about financial services in an all-inclusive sense - which
encompasses a broad range of institutions that manage money, including credit
unions, banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, accountancy
companies, consumer-finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds,
Managing applications and infrastructure in financial services is very
Why You Can't Talk About Microservices Without Mentioning Netflix
by Daniel Giordano
About six years ago, Netflix began the move from a monolithic to cloud-based
microservices architecture, openly documenting the journey along the way.
Netflix is one of the earliest adopters of microservices, a term that didn't
even exist when Netflix began moving away from its monolith. Today, the
Netflix application is powered by an architecture featuring an API Gateway
that handles about two billion API edge requests every day which are handled
by approximately 500+ microservices. Netflix has b... (more)
Pager Duty Integration Enables One Stop Convenience for Alerting
By Laura Strassman
Exciting news today for AlertSiteUXM customers and Pager Duty customers.
AlertSite UXM is now integrated into the Pager Duty platform - and vice versa
so to speak.
"We're thrilled to partner with PagerDuty as many of our customers already
know and love them," said Denis Goodwin, SmartBear's Director of Product
Management. "Now our joint customers have one place to manage their incidents
to proactively handle Web performance issues."
AlertSite UXM already provides fast accurate alerts for applicatio... (more)
How Beacons and the iBeacon Protocol Fit With the API and the Internet of
By Jennifer Riggins
Forbes called 2015, the Year of the Mobile Beacon. AdWeek talks about how
beacons are already influencing the way we network, get
drunk, vacation, shop, and even how we buy sausage. Ten experts
at Marketing Land predicted that this year the whole world of mobile
marketing will become acutely location-aware. Plus, if Google, Apple, and
Facebook are betting on it, shouldn't you? We'll dive in and learn how
beacons interact with APIs, how the different beacon protocols work, and w... (more)