July 4th, 2019
Azure Data Factory has been much improved with the addition of data flows, but it suffers from some familiar integration platform shortcomings. The claim of enabling a “code free” warehouse may be pushing things a bit.
June 8th, 2019
Maturity models are a popular way of looking at development challenges. The problem is that they are an arbitrary and inflexible tool and they tend to encourage the wrong mindset.
May 24th, 2019
People tend to see architectural change as a big transactional effort, so if any mistakes are made they tend to be huge mistakes. It is better to focus on delivering smaller changes that can demonstrate incremental value.
April 21st, 2019
Microsoft have published advice for maximising performance with Azure Service Bus, but there doesn’t appear to be any explicit advice for optimising the newer .Net Standard based SDK.
April 14th, 2019
You can’t eliminate coupling between collaborating services, but you can ensure that it doesn’t prevent you from enjoying the benefits of service-based development.
March 23rd, 2019
The problem with SAFe is that you can implement it without writing a single unit test or automating a single build…”scaled agile” may be an oxymoron.
March 8th, 2019
Sharing microservices across organisational boundaries is much harder than it looks. There are technical, operational, organisational and financial issues that need to be considered if you want to be successful.
February 24th, 2019
Standardisation does have a place, but it should be reserved for infrastructure and collaboration rather than languages and tools.
February 9th, 2019
There does seem to be growing confusion over what Service Fabric is really for. Is it an orchestrator for microservices? A means of lifting and shifting legacy applications into the cloud? An application development framework?
January 6th, 2019
When you are identifying service boundaries, it’s not enough to consider the domain model alone. There are other, more pragmatic concerns to bear in mind.
December 18th, 2018
Azure Functions only provides direct support for a narrow range of authentication providers. If you want to use an external token provider or custom solution, you’ll have to create the plumbing yourself.
November 27th, 2018
ArchUnit is a java library that provides a fluent API for creating self-testing architectures via unit tests. A similar library can be written for .Net Standard that acts on compiled assemblies rather than raw code.
October 28th, 2018
Development shops that have invested heavily in WCF have been left high and dry by the emerging .Net Core ecosystem. There are a number of good reasons why WCF for .Net Core is unlikely to make it onto any official roadmaps…
October 12th, 2018
Event-driven integration can improve the scalability, resilience and scalability of distributed applications… but this does depend on the design of your event messages…
September 21st, 2018
Starting with version 2.2, ASP.Net Core will make it easier to implement monitoring endpoints that can be used by a Docker HEALTHCHECK command.