The Curious case of Stateful Architecture!

Introduction As an Architect, when we start working on a new application or solution architecture; we study the requirements and see if the solution requires maintaining a specific set of states to support a business use case that requires maintaining a workflow or a state-machine (Event-Driven). Now, this is the tricky part; many would consider … More The Curious case of Stateful Architecture!

Bringing sanity back to Cloud Architecture

Why Cloud fails? Attempting to migrate to the Cloud without thoughtful planning and adopting the proper Cloud-Native architecture proved to be problematic and dangerous, it could easily lead to the failure of a strategic Cloud Migration initiative. Lightbend recently released their “Cloud Native Adoption Trends” survey, this is Gold, it is an eye opener and … More Bringing sanity back to Cloud Architecture

Why Akka if you have Kubernetes?

During our latest joint webinar with our partner Lightbend, we discussed building future-proof system architecture. This is the link to the webinar recording. We highlighted the importance of architecture flexibility and the role of Reactive Architecture and Cloud-Native architecture in supporting adaptability while achieving resilience and elasticity. We also highlighted the importance of loose coupling … More Why Akka if you have Kubernetes?

Modern Application Architecture and Java

Introduction Modern day web applications are increasingly under pressure to provide a richer user experience. Usually those applications start with the ability to support hundreds of concurrent users with few thousands concurrent requests or calls per day, however that could increase to millions if the venture proved to be successful. In such a case, the … More Modern Application Architecture and Java

MicroSystems Vs. MicroServices

Microservices Anti-patterns Microservices architecture has been a dominant architecture style for the last few years, it fits well into the Cloud-native architecture and the agile methodology. The business units are constantly looking for creative ways to support the faster time to market demand; and the Microservices evolution is a big part of that. Lately, many … More MicroSystems Vs. MicroServices

The Modern Era Solution Architect

Software Architect, Application Architect, Solution Architect or all of the above? Introduction In the past few years, the information technology and the software development landscape dramatically changed. Advances in computer processors, networking and storage technologies, along with Cloud and mobile; led to the digital transformation evolution and the introduction of plethora of new business use … More The Modern Era Solution Architect

Reactive Architecture Quick Reference

Building Responsive, resilient, elastic, maintainable and extensible systems leads to gaining competitive advantage through faster time to market, improve modern user experience and lower the total cost of building and operating applications. Methods Event driven and message driven architecture Using Asynchronous messaging for inter-service communication and request processing Isolate Everything (Decoupling) Isolate time (eliminate blocking … More Reactive Architecture Quick Reference

Play Framework 2.7.x APIs routing list

Play framework is not just used for web applications. It’s also used to build Microservices. The Akka http performance and the actor model are very well suited for building high performance systems utilizing Hexagonal and Reactive architecture techniques. While, it’s highly recommended to use a dedicated API documentation to document the services’ APIs, still, early … More Play Framework 2.7.x APIs routing list

Why is Kafka a good fit for Reactive Microservices?

Prerequisites For more info on Reactive design patterns such as CQRS, event sourcing, command sourcing and Saga please refer to the references section. Introduction Reactive architecture is an architecture approach aims to use asynchronous messaging or event driven architecture to build Responsive, Resilient and Elastic systems. Reactive Microservices is capitalizing on the Reactive approach while … More Why is Kafka a good fit for Reactive Microservices?

The Business Case for Modern Application Architecture

Introduction While I was at API World giving a talk on Reactive Microservices Architecture, it was obvious that, Reactive is gaining a lot of momentum within our technical audience, described by many as a very powerful and game changer set of architecture concepts, design patterns and technologies. However, many business stakeholders still wondering, how this … More The Business Case for Modern Application Architecture