Category: architecture

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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Are You A Techie?

Are you a technical person? I am often asked that question. Why? Does the answer matter? I believe most are curious and ask simply to understand how to communicate with me. Or, perhaps the person is trying to figure out which box to tick next to my name. I get that. But, really, aren’t we

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Introducing XOOM

The easiest way to get up and running quickly with XOOM, along with an explanation of our position on open source innovation. We’ve decided to introduce a familiar way to learn the different components of the XOOM toolset—without the need to understand everything about our platform up front. It is our belief that all application

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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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