We’re Not Building a Piano: Full-Stack Infrastructure Understanding – Part 2

In our previous post (Design Patterns for Resilient Application Infrastructure – Part 1) we explored the basics of N+1 concept for node loss in a cluster and discussed what our series is going to cover. Let’s start by mapping out the full-stack view as the IT architect will need to. An IT architect needs to … Read more

We’re Not Building a Piano: Design Patterns for Resilient Application Infrastructure – Part 1

When I was doing work as a general contractor and building a house, one of the teams I worked with was a Father-Son pair who were helping to build the house with me, and the owner of the house. The son of the team was nicknamed “Lumpy” and he was learning the trade. When Lumpy … Read more

Is Open Source a True Technical Requirement?

What does it really mean to have “must be open source” as a requirement? It’s actually both a requirement and a constraint if you think about it. More than that, is it really a true “requirement”? Let me lead with the fact that I advocate strongly for the use of open source platforms for a … Read more

Turning Grey Matter into RapidMatter

Today I spotted something on Twitter that caught my eye, and I clicked through the link because of a couple of reasons. First, I have done work with Rene Van Den Bedem (aka @VCDX133) though Virtual Design Master plus other community based activities, and secondly, because I love to geek out about Enterprise Architecture: Even … Read more