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software architecture How Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Integration Changed Software Architecture

For the longest time, software architecture was something you built, adapted to your team or situation, and left in place—the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Now, more rapid changes aren’t just expected, they’re necessary.

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Josiah Renaudin
Computer detective Investigating Interface Architecture in Legacy Systems

Programmers working with legacy systems often seek to understand how the program is designed, but that's not enough. When trying to understand legacy systems, special care must be taken to also explore, identify, and take inventory of interfaces, which can be integral to the entire system architecture.

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Payson Hall
tester dream Virtualization—A Tester's Dream?

For testers, virtual machines can be a game changer. To what degree the game really changes depends largely on how an organization decides to work with virtual machines and how active the testers themselves are in recognizing and leveraging virtual machines’ possibilities.

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Hans Buwalda
The Future of Cloud Connectivity in an IoT World

When new technologies are embraced and popularized, they usually fail sooner rather than later. The IoT, new architectures, and cloud systems are developing into perfect storms that will take time to develop and move on to maturity, finally providing calm, consistent conditions. How should you plan to fail?

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Steven Woodward
How Netflix Handles DevOps, Automation, and Security

With code being deployed thousands of times per day, DevOps is Netflix’s best option. It’s a high-speed approach for a high-speed service in a high-speed industry, but with it comes various security risks. Jason Chan, a cloud security architect, looked to automation to solve any issues.

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Josiah Renaudin
OpenStack Kilo—All Grown Up!

OpenStack and the cloud infrastructure platform industry in general have gone through radical technology changes since OpenStack’s inception five years ago. As the world’s largest open source project, is the OpenStack community and technology finally delivering on all the hype and anticipation?

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Beth Cohen
DevOps for Microservices

Microservices addresses the challenges of deploying bulky monolithic systems and their complexities due to their abundance of moving parts. While some view microservices as a much-improved service-oriented architecture, there are significant differences in strategy necessary for efficient DevOps.

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Bob Aiello
Is Environment Maintenance a Detriment to Product Delivery?

In the rush to build more, faster, many companies spend more time on environment maintenance and less time on actual product learning and validation. Joel Tosi argues that instead of rushing into automation and virtualization, start by rethinking your approaches to your environments and testing.

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Joel Tosi