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Gradle Small Hints #1 - Zipping up a file tree

Don’t know but took me some time to figure out how to ZIP up a project directory required for my AWS Elastic Beanstalk Deployment.

The task will collect all relevant files for my project directory (which contains...

A Service is a Logical Construct Built by Microservices


This is a very interesting article by Jan Stenberg, which shows how a Service and Microservice are interrelated.

He is building services around...

A Modern Microservices Architecture By Gilt


Yoni Goldberg explains in a presentation at the  QCon London conference  the challenges they encountered moving to a micro-services architecture.

After living with micro...

Uber Unveils its Realtime Market Platform


Interesting article by Matt Ranney, Chief Systems Architect at Uber which gives an overview of their dispatch system for matching drivers and riders.

He outlines the architectural...

Microservice Competencies by Martin Fowler


There is a quite a hype in the Mircoservice architecture style, so it’s good that one of the well-known architecture heavy-weight is listing  some important competencies necessary to successfully work with this style.  ...

Phil Calcado on Lessons Learnt During SoundCloud's Microservice Migration



At QCon London 2015 Phil Calcado shared lessons learnt from SoundCloud’s move from a monolithic to micro services architecture.

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Knowledge is Personal


A very intelligent and insightful article about Knowledge and the question if its transferrable.

Bad Practices Building Microservices

Valdimir Khorikov lists in a InfoQ article some bad principles in context of the Microservice Architecture. Outlining bad principle instead of good one is really helpful, something what got established as well in the Java world with its...

Google Ventures releases new DIY guide to help startups


Interesting new DIY Guide by Google, which helps startups to design better products.

Google’s venture capital arm released a new do-it-yourself guide for startups looking...

The Future Of Work

An nice food for tought presentation which outlines the importance of leveraging internal and external talents in future working models, which are increasingly digital.

Companies don’t necessarily deal in things, but they deal in knowledge...