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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 it. What does writing music have to do with software? The inst... (more)

Why Financial Service Companies Should Care About Application Performance By @SmartBear | @CloudExpo #Cloud

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, and more. Managing applications and infrastructure in financial services is very different... (more)

Why You Can’t Talk About Microservices Without Mentioning Netflix | @CloudExpo #API #Microservices

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 By @SmartBear | @PagerDuty @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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)

iBeacon Protocol, #API and the #InternetOfThings | @ThingsExpo #IoT #BigData

How Beacons and the iBeacon Protocol Fit With the API and the Internet of Things 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)