10 December 2022
When any technology emerges, it can be challenging to chart a course between the unhelpful hype and the disappointment that will certainly follow…
6 February 2022
If we’re serious about empowering engineering teams to make decisions, then we should be embedding architectural skills rather than architects themselves.
10 January 2022
The data mesh is doing for data warehousing what microservices did for solution architecture…
5 December 2021
Orchestration and choreography can complement each other. There doesn’t have to be an exclusive choice between two opposing styles.
28 October 2021
Having experienced technology selections as vendor, consultant, and customer, I have seen how some common mistakes can undermine clear decision making.
13 June 2021
A good set of architectural principles can help to scale development by laying down some basic guidelines for decision making.
12 December 2020
Data Vault 2.0 modelling can support a more agile approach to data warehouse design and data ingestion. Inevitably, this flexibility does come with a heavy burden of complexity.
20 November 2020
A technology radar can be a great technique for initiating conversations about technology, but there are some challenges in applying it to in-house development shops.
17 October 2020
Designing good architecture is only half the battle. You also need to be able to communicate your architecture to anybody who is likely to use it.
24 August 2020
There can be a tension between the lean, experimental nature of agile development and the more deliberate, planned demands of a large organisation. It does not have to be like this.
22 July 2020
“Legacy” is often used a pejorative term to describe any long-lived code base that a development team finds distasteful to work with. What do we really mean by “legacy” and how should we be dealing with it?
13 June 2020
One of the more pervasive myths in software development is that naming things is hard.
22 April 2020
If you are working with a lot of twelve-factor services then probably, yes. That said, you may get a creeping feeling that Kubernetes was designed to solve problems at a scale that most people never reach…?
11 March 2020
The discipline of architecture is an important part of any efficient engineering organisation. It just needs to adapt its game from the process-orientated “Enterprise Architecture” of old to something more collaborative and relevant.
8 February 2020
Message design in an event-driven architecture can be quite nuanced, especially if you want to achieve any of the benefits of loose coupling that they can be associated with.