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Microservices and [Micro]services

The week began as busy as ever. And then I learned that one more task — beyond everything else on my plate — must be accomplished. Which task? The one you are reading. Why? For the record, at Uber, we’re moving many of our microservices to what @copyconstruct calls macroservices (wells-sized services). Exactly b/c testing and maintaining thousands of […]

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Using XOOM/PLATFORM On AWS Fargate

I consider myself a refugee from the old JEE architectures. Threading was handled (naively, for the most part) by the container. Requests were synchronous, transactions distributed. The applications were deployed to a private data center, so scaling the ponderous beast was handled by scaling out (nodes to a weblogic cluster) and scaling up (increasing memory

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The XOOM/PLATFORM Architecture: Part 1

Several have requested a document describing the XOOM/PLATFORM architecture. So here it is. This specific article is kept relatively brief. This is in part to emphasize the simplicity of the XOOM/PLATFORM. It’s just not complicated or difficult to describe. The other motivation for brevity is not knowing entirely what architects and developers are looking for in

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XOOM: Our Open Source Reactive Platform

This new platform represents my vision for software development from years ago. I have taken a few side tracks along the way. Previously I felt that I would be better off trying to contribute my vision to heavily funded efforts that have multiple teams, those that would easily out perform me alone. That was a

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