When to adopt an emerging technology?

As a software architect, you need to make a choice when to adopt emerging technology. As suggested by research companies like Gartner, any emerging technology goes through different phases before reaching mainstream as illustrated below: Similar to Gartner, Forrester has New Wave Methodology to assess emerging technologies and provide research insights. Irrespective of Gartner or Forrester report, the decision to choose the emerging technology and applying it to formulate the…

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Linux Commands Every Architect Should Know

Linux

Linux is pervasive in software deployment architecture, and being a hands-on technologist with Linux helps in various ways. This article summarizes most of the commonly used Linux commands & utilities every architect should know. As each variant or distribution of Linux might have differences, there might be some variation as per Linux variants: Debian Linux, RHEL & CentOS, Oracle Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Alpine Linux, and Arch Linux. Before we start,…

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Free Docker & Kubernetes Courses For Application Architects

Learn Docker & Kubernetes

As a full-stack architect, understanding and being hands-on with Docker & Kubernetes helps you to drive end-to-end architecture and technology decisions. This article summarizes free Docker & Kubernetes courses focused for application architects. #1 – Containerization with Docker Apart from having the basic knowledge of Docker, advanced knowledge of container runtime helps during troubleshooting and using advanced container creation practices such as multi-stage docker build. Additionally, having the basic knowledge…

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5 Books Every Software Architect Should Read

Software Architecture Books

Follow @ankurkumarzFollow @VedcraftTeam This article starts with selecting five essential books every software architect should read as part of their career journey. While these five books providing a combination of classic design & architecture knowledge, patterns, and best practices, documentation of software architecture, strategies & engineering practices to maintain systems in productions, the list continues at the end of the article. Other Recommended Books Book Title Purpose & Usage Patterns…

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Top Ten Metrics You Need To Measure Productivity

Top Ten Metrics You Need To Measure For Productivity

Follow @ankurkumarzFollow @VedcraftTeam Measuring & tracking the progress of any program is key to success as quoted in the famous saying: If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. Considering a large number of metrics available, this article summarizes the top ten metrics to measure from the delivery team’s productivity perspective: Metric Purpose Description Feature Cycle Time To measure the time-to-market of a feature to generate business value and…

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Emerging Open Source IoT Platforms You Should Not Miss

Follow @ankurkumarzFollow @VedcraftTeam With the rise of the Internet of Things, there is an increasing focus on open source IoT platforms for flexibility, cost-effectiveness, interoperability & independence. Most of these IoT platforms provide end-to-end lifecycle management and accelerate development, deployment, device management, connectivity, integration, management, visualization, and analytics. Hardware (sensors, devices, etc.), Software (plugins, drivers, etc.), Communication (protocols support like MQTT), IoT Gateway support, and Cloud support (device management through…

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Top Ten Technology Trends For 2021

Top Technology Trends

Based on reports published by research companies like Gartner, Forrester, Bain, Deloitte, there are numerous technology trends predicted for 2021. This article summarizes the top ten technology trends common across their reports. #10 – Zero Trust Security & Privacy Computation Security has always been a key focus area for enterprises and the advancement towards zero-trust principle (never trust & always verify) will continue to be the trend in coming years.…

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Lessons Learned from AWS Services Outage (Nov 2020)

Outage Impact

Context, Analysis & Impact Amazon’s internet infrastructure service experienced a multi-hour outage on Wednesday that affected a large portion of the internet. Read more details on The Washington Post by clicking here. More than 50+ companies impacted including Roku, Adobe, Flickr, Twilio, Tribune Publishing and Amazon’s own smart security division Ring, in its region covering the eastern U.S. Business impact such as as reported by The Washington Post: New account…

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Don’t Reinvent for Cloud Migration or Adoption Framework

Cloud Migration Approach

When it comes to cloud migration or adoption, often organizations get into the practice of building a cloud migration framework before the migration. While having a cloud migration strategy is essential for successful cloud migration, it does not necessitate to build your own cloud migration framework.During the assessment or discovery phase itself, you can start leveraging the below frameworks based upon your cloud vendor selection: AWS Cloud Adoption Framework Microsoft…

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5 Factors A New-Age Software Developer Should Strive For

Software Developer

As the software industry is evolving rapidly so as the environment, technologies, and expectations from a new age software developer. Particularly in a current situation like COVID, companies retain top valued software developers. Even if you have great coding skills, your company might not consider you valuable. Nowadays companies are looking for new-age smart developers – Being Aware, Being Social & Being Smart is the new demand of the hour.…

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