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Comparison of Open Source Process Engines for Edge Integration In February 2017, I attended the JFokus conference for the first time. This is the biggest developer event in Sweden. While the ‘J’ in the title shows that there is a lot of focus on the Java platform, the Internet of Things (IoT) was another hot […]

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Cloud-native microservices offer many benefits. You can develop, test and deploy and maintain independent lightweight services. You can easily combine various technologies, including programming languages such as Java or Go, and tools like integration middleware. However, as you do not build monoliths anymore, ”that complexity has moved and […] increased [to] the outer architecture” as […]

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Like every year, I attended JavaOne (part of Oracle World) in San Francisco in late September 2016. This is still one of the biggest conferences around the world for technical experts like developers and architects. I planned to write a blog posts about new trends from the program, exhibition and chats with other attendees. Though, […]

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The IT world is moving forward fast. The digital transformation changes complete industries and peels away existing business models. Cloud services, mobile devices and the Internet of Things establish wild spaghetti architectures though different departments and lines of business. Several different concepts, technologies and deployment options are used. A single integration backbone is not sufficient […]

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The IT world is moving forward fast. I wrote about Microservices and whether that spells the death of the Enterprise Service Bus and other middleware a year ago. This article is a “follow-up” and update to discuss how relevant microservices, containers and a cloud-native architecture is for middleware. It is unbelievable how fast enterprises of […]

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Streaming Analytics processes data in real time while it is in motion. This concept and technology emerged several years ago in financial trading, but it is growing increasingly important these days due to digitalization and Internet of Things (IoT). The following slide deck from a recent talk at a conference covers: Real world success stories […]

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In January 2015, I gave a talk about Enterprise Integration Patterns at OOP 2015 in Munich, Germany, reusing a talk from 2014 that had been updated with current trends to show how important Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) are everywhere. It was great to see that Gregor Hohpe (founder / author of EIP book, and currently Head […]

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These days, it seems like everybody is talking about microservices. You can read a lot about it in hundreds of articles and blog posts, but my recommended starting point would be this article by Martin Fowler, which initiated the huge discussion about this new architectural concept. This article is about the challenges, requirements and best practices for creating a […]

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APIs represent the leading edge of a new business model, providing innovative ways for companies to expand brand value and routes to market, and create new value chains for intellectual property. In the past, SOA strategies mostly targeted internal users. Today, APIs target not just internal developers, but also external partners and public users. The […]

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