Microservices, SOA, and EITA: Where To Draw the Line? Why to Draw the Line?

In my part of the world, it's not uncommon for people to say that someone wouldn't recognize something if it "bit them in the [rude rump reference]". For many organizations, that seems to be the explanation for the state of their enterprise IT architecture. For while we might claim to understand terms like "design", "encapsulation",

Microservices, Monoliths, Modularity – Shearing Layers for Flexibility

Over the last fifteen months, many electrons have been expended discussing the relative merits of the application architecture styles commonly referred to as microservices and monoliths. Both styles have their advocates, and the interesting aspect is not their differences, but their agreement on one core principle - modularity. Both camps seem to agree that "good"

Microservice Mistakes – Complexity as a Service

Technical Empathy - the ability to see the system from the point of view of the caller of your code, not just the point of view of your code— Michael Feathers (@mfeathers) January 26, 2015 Michael Feathers' tweet about technical empathy packs a lot of wisdom into 140 characters. Lack of technical empathy can lead