#Microservice #Polling: #Tandem #Pattern for Reliability

Published on April 30, 2019 Intent This pattern increases durability of polling data by a Microservice (MS) and, as a result, increases robustness of the overall application or system. A Microservice, in contrast to SOA Service, can initiate its work based on a schedule with no other elements of the Application (App) being aware of […]

#Sib #Pattern for #Microservice #Fault #Tolerance

Published on March 3, 2019 Fault tolerance requirement was known for a long time before Microservices were defined. This requirement has surfaced again because when working with relatively small applications or components like Microservices, it is much easier to observe fault tolerance and it replicates at a higher scale than when working with monolith applications. […]

#Microservice #Database #Anti-#Pattern

Published on February 24, 2019 By definition, Microservices (MS) are supposed to possess such service-oriented aspects as being independent (from what: from each other, or from environment, or both, or this is a signal of different ownership of the MS in the same Application),  autonomous (can perform its business tasks on its own), specialised. While […]

Beware: Sprint Abuses SOA in Microservices

Published on December 22, 2018 For the last couple of years, people were debating whether Microservices realise SOA. With my experience in Services of 22 years, I can confirm that Microservices do realise SOA at a “teenager” maturity level, while Web Services and REST were at the kindergarten SOA maturity level. How am I count […]

Jeopardy of an API Economy

2015 Why I am moving against the flow again? Why all around are getting excited about APIs and I don’t? Probably, this is because of negative post-taste after DOT-COMs and global webinisation of industry  15 years ago when the most sensitive information was offered to anyone, including competitors and simply not good people or it […]

‘How-to’ for MoSCoW Method: Resolving Fundamental Problems

Published on December 8, 2018 The MoSCoW method exists for many years already and the common opinion is that this method is for prioritising requirements, business or technical. It is used for achieving a shared understanding (Problem #1) with stakeholders on the priority they (Problem # 2) identify for each requirement. Apparently, MoSCoW is only […]

An API Economy under the Business radar

Published on November 8, 2017 While business is more or less familiar with the imperatives of global market and government regulation for different industries, new options and trends appearing via technology revolution are “new boys in the town” and require a special attention. We can anticipate that more and more resources will become available to […]

Do we really need identity propagation in SOA and Clouds?

2012 IT developers and, especially IT Security specialists struggled for years trying to create an identity control at the enterprise level. The most known initiative and model in this area is Single Sign On (SSO) where an identity of an end-user can be propagated between systems and can be recognized across an enterprise. In today’s […]

#Updated #Principles of #Service #Orientation

2014 Motivation Current Principles of Service Orientation (SO) were formulated about 15 years ago when Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) fought its way up into the mainstream of enterprise IT. They are widely known from publications of Thomas Erl 1,2 where the vocabulary of SO was compromised for the sake of mass adoption of Web Service technology. […]

#Patterns In The #Context of #SOA #Business #Services

2010 Introduction Along the evolutionary path through centuries, the Mankind  has found that we need some things stable, immutable, and even ‘untouchable’ to grasp the other constantly changing things. The examples of such immutable things include religion postulate, mathematical axioms and the Earth shape.  Nonetheless, sometimes, the knowledge acquired in the evolution pushed us to […]