Platform Engineering

We regularly write about our technical experiences (good and bad) and what we're learning from the market.



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    5 Reasons Why Great Integrations are like Great Relationships

    Posted by Admin on 05 February 2018

    Integration, Blog, Delivery

     As an Analyst we live and breathe the value integration brings to organisations, yet we still find that it is often an after thought. Here are my top 5 reasons you should prioritise integration in your organisation.


    1. Communication is king

    We value communication highly in all aspects of our life, it is how we...

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    Alfresco Activiti BPM Suite - Part I

    Posted by Admin on 24 July 2015

    bpm, activiti, forms, bpmn

    We have recently done a production implementation of the shiny new “Alfresco Activiti Suite” at one of our customers and we think it’s time to share our experience with the product and its features.

    What is Activiti?

    For those who don’t know what Activiti is - it’s a light-weight and super-fast, open-source BPMN2...

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    A Groovy way to implement a JMS Request Response client using Camel

    Posted by Admin on 16 September 2014

    tech, camel, groovy, jms

    While working for one particular client we were under the particular constraint of not having access to the JMS management console (in this instance the ActiveMQ Console). So when it came time to test out integration workflows we needed a quick and easy way to call the SOAP over JMS services. The Deloitte Platform...

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    The Composable Enterprise

    Posted by Admin on 14 August 2014

    Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise, belief

    Fifty-five percent of businesses are under threat from digital disruption. An MIT CISR Research Report that landed in my inbox this morning reports that out of a sample of 105 senior executives that attended a recent workshop on digital business models, 55% assess their business as being in the "red zone"—significant...

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    Business Insights from Data in Motion

    Posted by Admin on 23 July 2014

    Architecture, elasticsearch, belief

    Building distributed systems is our métier. One lesson we learned very early is the importance of visibility across all the elements in a system. But the more extended and loosely coupled your systems, the harder it is to achieve the visibility required. Loose coupling promotes availability and resilience but works...

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    Incremental Change

    Posted by Admin on 02 July 2014

    platforms, belief

    A billion dollars used to be a lot of money. These days it can buy you a small social network, a sports team or perhaps a high profile IT project disaster. ComputerWorld's round-up of top IT disasters for 2013 leads with the debacle, but Australia proves its world-class chops with the Queensland Health...

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    Continuous Delivery with Go

    Posted by Admin on 30 June 2014

    Delivery, tech, gocd

    Here at Deloitte Platform Engineering Continuous Delivery has become a central part of the way we work. Naturally, we were very excited by the news that ThoughtWorks – who introduced Continuous Delivery (CD) to the world – have recently open-sourced their CD server software ‘Go’.

    To realise value from a solution you...

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    Platforms Beat Monoliths

    Posted by Admin on 25 June 2014

    Architecture, platforms, belief

    IT goes through cycles—fat clients vs thin clients, centralised mainframes vs distributed computing. These tend to be areas where the costs and benefits of either end of the spectrum are difficult to discriminate between the alternatives. It takes time for the industry to settle on an equilibrium position, and quite...

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    Technology is a Differentiator

    Posted by Admin on 18 June 2014


    There are many catchcries that have been misinterpreted through history. Donald Horne meant it as an indictment when he referred to Australia as the "Lucky Country". Anne Thomas Manes said "SOA is Dead" to refer to the demise of SOA as technology "silver bullet" that could be applied without thought or substantial...

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    The Benefits of A Layered Architecture

    Posted by Admin on 11 June 2014

    Architecture, platforms, belief

    Perhaps the number one problem in enterprise IT is 'change'—how to handle it and how to keep up with a changing world. Gartner says that "IT organizations' application strategies often aren't dynamic enough to handle changes in technology."

    We spend a lot of time, effort and money building systems which (if we're...

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