Tech Tip #6 – Use C4Model for documenting software architecture in a modern way

Tech Tip: Using C4Model for documenting software architecture in a modern way using the technique created by a software architect (Simon Brown). It has been inspired by Unified Modeling Language and 4+1 architectural view model and adds the modern approach to simplify documenting and visualizing the software architecture. C4Model is the modern way to document and visualize software architecture with different levels of abstractions – Context, Container, Components and Code…

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Tech Tip #5 – Use Industry Standards And Guidelines For Documenting And Evaluating Software Architecture

Tech Tip: Using industry standards and guidelines for documenting and evaluating software architecture provides consistency and common semantics across the entire organization. Software architecture is a well-defined field and while there are informal practices in terms of documenting and evaluating architecture, the recommendation is to be aware of industry standards and apply them consistently. If you are new to the field of software architecture, click here to read about the…

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Tech Tip #4 – Use Lens IDE as a unified tool to manage Kubernetes cluster

Abstraction, flexibility, transparency, and avoiding vendor lock-in are key factors in choosing the suitable Kubernetes management solution. Lens Desktop is a developer-friendly IDE to manage Kubernetes built using opensource & cloud-native principles and a great offering as a unified tool to manage Kubernetes cluster. Lens IDE is a developer-friendly offering as a unified tool to manage the Kubernetes cluster across cloud vendors, and on-premises Kubernetes in a similar way. This…

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Tech Tip #3 – Understand DevOps ecosystem to apply trending patterns

Understanding DevOps ecosystem and related CI/CD tools to automate manual operations and apply trending patterns like GitOps, DevSecOps, MLOps, AIOps, DataOps, and many more emerging practices is an essential aspect for Software Architects. Key Concepts DevOps is the capability to build the organizational ability to deliver business value by combination of people, process and technology. Technology is only the part of the system and an enabler but DevOps lifecycle requires invovlement from both…

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Technology Tip #2 – Use dive as a tool for optimizing Docker or OCI image

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Use dive as a tool for optimizing and exploring a Docker image, layer contents, and discovering ways to shrink the size of your Docker or OCI image Installation Instructions on Mac Machine Install using brew: Examples of running dive for optimizing Docker images Running dive as part of CI pipeline with arguments to fail/pass the build. For example, the below will fail the build if wasted bytes is more than 1024…

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Technology Tip #1 – Use Vegeta as a Modern Load Testing Tool

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Use Vegeta as a modern HTTP load testing tool written in Golang. It is built out of a need to drill HTTP services with a constant request rate. It can be used both as a command line utility and a library Installation Instructions on Mac Machine Install ITERM Terminal – ITERM2: Install JSON Monitoring Tool – JPLOT: Install JSON Aggregation CLI – JAGGR: An example of running load testing using…

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