In a previous article, I asked the question What Does it Mean to be Cloud Native? I explored some general properties that all Cloud Native applications should meet. Here I want to go into more detail to give guidance on how high up the triangle you should take your project. Not all projects need to... Continue Reading →
A while back, I wrote a post about the Sidecar pattern. It has become one of my most popular posts. One of the comments I got on the post was, "how is it different than the Ambassador pattern." So in this post, I will highlight the Ambassador pattern, and I will also show the differences... Continue Reading →
Buzzwords come and go. One of the most recent ones is Cloud Native. What does it mean to be Cloud Native. In this post I attempt to define what an application needs, for it to be a Cloud Native application.
Back in January 2015, Microsoft announced the future of augmented reality computing when they announced the HoloLens. I wrote and article explaining the difference between augmented reality, virtual reality and what Microsoft was doing ("Mixed Reality"). Then in March 2016, they released the developer editions of the first HoloLens, which I wrote about here. A... Continue Reading →
Last week I continued my journey exploring gRPC by creating a simple example. Today, I am going to take that project one step further by adding Docker support to the server. Most people agree that containerization is the way to go. So in order to go with the times, gRPC will have to behave in... Continue Reading →
Do you remember when applications ran on a single machine and didn’t have to talk to each other or to other machines? All was well with the world…or was it? Those were simpler times, applications didn't need to interact with outside entities but then the walls started to come down. Applications realized they were lonely... Continue Reading →
Technology is ever changing. I want to keep my skills up to date. So I wanted to start to incorporate containerization into my arsenal. In doing so, I decided to start where I always have started (after "Hello World" that is), with patterns. There is no use in reinventing the wheel. Also, patterns establish a common vocabulary, allowing you to communicate with others. To get my feet wet again I decided to start with a simple pattern that I have seen, the Sidecar Pattern.
Enterprise applications used to be these huge monolithic silos (ERP vs CRM vs LOB) that took expensive equipment to support it and took eons to add features. They were hard to adapt to the ever changing technology landscape. Integrating them, with other applications within the enterprise, usually took a PhD months to years accomplish.... Continue Reading →
I was recently worked on a project where I had to use a mobile device, specifically Window 8.1 phone/tablet, as a hub for an external sensor. The mobile device then needed to pass the data to an Azure Event Hubs endpoint. The data was then going to be sent through Azure Stream Analytics to various... Continue Reading →