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Why Should I Choose a Microservices Architecture?

This blog post is one in a series that will give you some insight into the full day training class (Microservices Solution Architectures) I will be teaching at the ITARC Austin on October 6th, 2016.  That's a great question. Maybe you shouldn't. I have had this debate with more than one person: "Isn't a microservices architecture just

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Debugging a container that won’t start

To implement an architecture that takes advantage of container technology, one way to persist the data has been to use a separate data container. In my case, I am using Jenkins in a container, and I want to save the configuration/jobs/history from my CI flow. Ideally, this container would a part of some kind of

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Measuring Speed to Market

Principal Software Engineer, Phil Helm, talks about ways that he measures speed to market for MetLife. Yeah, that's a good question. I don't know that that's been explicitly defined. It's one of those requirements where you could have multiple interpretations of it. I think, from a business perspective, it's more of a gut feel. The