Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How difficult is it to integrate RESTful services in SOA?

For many service-oriented architects, we still see monolithic applications built from one code base. Enterprise Applications are often built in three main parts: a client-side user interface (consisting of HTML pages and javascript running in a browser on the user's machine) a database (consisting of many tables inserted into a common, and usually relational, database management system), and a server-side application. All business logic for handling a request runs in a single process, allowing the basic features of the language to divide up the application into classes, functions, and namespaces.

The term "Microservice Architecture" has sprung up over the last few years to describe a particular way of designing software applications as suites of independently deployable services. While there is no precise definition of this architectural style, there are certain common characteristics around organization around business capability, automated deployment, intelligence in the endpoints, and decentralized control of languages and data.

Most development efforts use a project model: the goal is to deliver software which is then considered to be completed. On completion, the software is handed over to be maintained, and the project team is disbanded. Microservice development tend to avoid this model, preferring instead the idea that a team should own a product over the full life cycle.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bond Villain Wins in Iceland, Volcano to be used for... good?!

We learn that...

Iceland says its geothermal power station at Reykjanes can produce clean energy independent from fossil fuels by generating electricity from the heat stored inside the earth
It's named after a Nordic god and drills deep into the heart of a volcano: "Thor" is a rig that symbolises Iceland's leading-edge efforts to produce powerful clean energy.

If successful, the experimental project could produce up to 10 times more energy than an existing conventional gas or oil well, by generating electricity from the heat stored inside the earth: in this case, volcanic areas.
Launched in August last year, the drilling was completed on January 25, reaching a record-breaking depth of 4,659 metres (nearly 3 miles).

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Work Outside for Better Health

Need a place to enjoy the sunshine, blue skies and a place to charge your mobile? OUTBOX is an innovative workspace offering on-the-go professionals a perfect spot to escape the office -- work and create in the fresh air. OUTBOX was designed in creative partnership with Architectural Technology students from the Department of Applied Technology at Montgomery College.

This month, the Outbox, an outdoor office space in Silver Springs (sic) in the US state of Maryland, reopened for the summer. It was created last year by real estate development firm Peterson Companies
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Town in Canada to utilize Uber in place of Busses

The town of Innisfil will subsidise a portion of Uber fares for all trips with taken by residents within the town's boundaries, in place of building out a public transportation system based on busses.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Interact with Each Other, not Your Phone

Using a Faraday Cage, a pub owner has figured out how to bring back the art of conversation.