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Architect designing a new structure Key Factors for an Efficient System Architecture Design

Software architecture is all about trying to bring structure to areas that can’t be structured easily. When an architect designs a system, service, or feature, they are formulating a comprehensive solution to a unique problem. The concepts here help create a scalable, accessible, secure, and cost-friendly architecture.

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Kunal Chauhan
A ship with organized containers on deck Choosing a Container Orchestration Platform with Docker

Docker is the de facto container platform, supporting the microservices architecture for deploying loosely coupled applications. However, Docker supports several container orchestration platforms—which should you choose? Let’s look at some of the main platforms: Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, OpenShift, Mesos, and CFCR.

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Deepak Vohra
Architect designing plans on a laptop Architecting Your Test Automation Platform

With all the pressure to “just automate,” we may not invest enough in architecting our test automation. You wouldn't remodel a house without doing some planning and design; our test automation journey should be treated no differently. A comprehensive architecture plan is crucial for increasing test automation coverage.

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Michael Sowers
Server stack What’s Different about Testing Serverless Applications?

Serverless computing is a DevOps technique that uses cloud-provided runtimes to execute code components in a defined workflow. Testing is easier in some ways with this model, but more difficult in others. Let's dive into the ways testing serverless applications and components is different from traditional architecture.

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Peter Varhol Gerie Owen
Combination padlock for security Continuous Security in Agile Development

"Continuous" gets mentioned a lot in agile and DevOps, but one area that often doesn’t get enough attention is how to continuously build, test, and deliver secure applications. Just like for quality, you can’t test security in, so you need to have a plan for how to build it in. Here are some tips on how to do that.

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Jeffery Payne
Containers Performance Testing for Our Modern, DevOps World

As DevOps-based methodologies are more broadly adopted, we'll increasingly move to a continuous testing model. Containerized environments and microservices make it easier to optimize your application by validating changes to the environment or system configuration, allowing you to deliver better products faster.

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Paola Rossaro
Graphic of devices connected to a cloud Ensure That Your Current Cloud Solution Will Stand the Test of Time

It’s still early in the lifecycle of cloud adoption. This means certain cloud vendors and technologies will fall by the wayside as adoption takes on critical mass. How, then, do you future-proof your cloud solution to make sure you don’t make a decision that you’ll regret later? Here are three ideas to consider.

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Pete Johnson
Cranes changing building architecture Engineering Architecture Systems for a Faster Build

In the era of continuous integration and continuous deployment, big applications are creating bloated build pipelines. The problem is when code becomes so entangled that every change impacts large portions of the system, meaning there’s a lot to rebuild. If you reshape the code architecture, you can reduce build times.

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Abraham Marin-Perez