Platform Engineering

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

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    Comparing Istio with Netflix Frameworks for Inter-Microservices Communications

    Posted by Elmira Hasanzadeh on 04 September 2018

    Architecture, Microservices, tech, api, istio, netflix, service mesh, gcp

    The technical advancements in every aspect of software development lifecycle make it clear that there are more than one solution to any problem. In this article I examine Istio’s service mesh capabilities to address issues that developers face while creating microservices and compare it with the widely adopted Netflix...

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    Microservices using Spring Boot & Swagger - Part 1

    Posted by Bharat Patel on 10 August 2018

    Microservices, tech, api, java, swagger, spring

    Microservices have become popular as a way of eliminating hidden dependencies between software components and allowing fine-grained deployment without dragging along unneccessary context. In this way, microservices promote autonomy for agile development teams and allow an application to evolve more naturally and in...

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    Building A Continuous Delivery Pipeline for StreamSets

    Posted by Ahmed Huwait on 07 July 2018

    api, streamsets, ci-cd, unit-testing

    StreamSets DataCollector (SDC) is a data streaming tool that helps you move data from where it is generated or collected, to where you need it for analysis or processing. I personally found SDC interesting as it sits somewhere between systems integration, which is my background and big data, which was new to me at the...

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    It's the Autonomy, Stupid!

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 23 August 2017

    Microservices, platforms, api, innovation, agility, culture

    We make companies feel young again by helping them move faster, to be more nimble and creative. Many factors go into “feeling young” and all of them lie in that nexus of forces that are changing the way business and technology work together. The scale and the breadth of change can be bewildering but a closer look...

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    Developing Bulk APIs with Mule, RAML and APIKit

    Posted by Robert Valk on 02 December 2014

    tech, api, mule, raml, streaming, apikit

    Recently we’ve been writing quite a few ‘bulk’ APIs - where consumers don’t want a single resource, or a screenful of search results but instead need (close to) the entire record set. In this blog we discuss several features of the Mule ESB platform that make is easy to design and implement bulk APIs over a variety of...

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    Characterizing Microservices

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 03 September 2014

    Architecture, Microservices, api, soa

    My last microservices post welcomed the opportunity to further the conversation about service oriented architectures, because frankly the SOA job isn’t done yet. But I didn’t actually talk about what microservices are. Here I write down a simple definition.

    Well, actually there isn’t one. Microservices are a little...

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    Microservices! Really?

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 21 August 2014

    Architecture, Microservices, api, soa

    My colleague Yamen recently started the Sydney Microservices meetup group and the response was surprisingly strong with more than 86 people registered within 10 days. The first meetup on September 3 has 36 RSVPs. This is merely a local indication of the buzz that surrounds microservices at the moment.

    You may have...

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    An API Bibliography

    Posted by Admin on 19 November 2013

    api

    In my capacity as an editor at InfoQ I recently had the opportunity and privilege to edit the November eMag on API Technologies. If you haven't had a look at it yet, then feel free to download and take it with you.

    The great thing about this task was that I got to read and review a lot of interesting content on APIs....

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    Adventures in the API-Sphere

    Posted by Admin on 01 August 2012

    api

    Mashape launched yesterday adding a new API player to the growing arena of API management sites and tools. As the Mashape Blog says "everyone and their dog's are building API's these days" and a number of companies have developed API management systems to cater to both public and private APIs.

    API Growth (from...

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