Key Takeaways from AWS reInvent 2022

Key Takeaways from AWS reInvent 2022

AWS re:Invent 2022 (Nov 28 — Dec 2) has continued the tradition of being the most happening cloud computing technology event. While there were many sessions covering leadership, partnership, technology updates, case studies, and much more — this article focused on sharing key takeaways from the event for software architects. #1 —Asynchrony and Event-driven Architecture enable the global scale The key theme of Werner Vogels’ keynote highlights the benefits of building asynchronous,…

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How To Ace The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam

How To Ace The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam

With the growing demand for cloud-native architecture, Kubernetes is becoming a de facto skillset for software architects, developers, and system administrators. While there are different mechanisms to learn Kubernetes, certification such as the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program by The Linux Foundation helps to provide the direction, curriculum, and knowledge needed for real-world experience. Why get CKA certified? The CKA certification is designed to make sure that holders have the…

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2022 — The Year In Review From Technology Perspective

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2022 has been a phenomenal year from a technology perspective accelerating the adoption of digital transformation across the industry. I published an article at the beginning of the year consolidating top technology trends for 2022. In hindsight, these have been the common trends with the accelerated technology adoption driven by the business demand this year. This article summarizes technical announcements, progressions, and events as observed throughout this year. #1 — Cloud is…

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Tech Tip #7 – Use Google Lighthouse For Improving Quality of Web Pages

Tech Tip: Google Lighthouse (an open source tool) is an automated tool to measure and improve the quality of web pages. It covers user experience aspects of the web page including user interface Performance, Accessibility, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), PWA (Progressive Web App), and more. Lighthouse is a modern toolkit for user experience developers and architects providing valuable insights for different quality dimensions to improve end-user experience. Key Questions Q1)…

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Key Takeaways from Google Cloud Next 2022

Key Takeaways from Google Cloud Next 2022

Along with significant product announcements, Google Cloud Next 2022 showed the company’s expanding customer base and partner ecosystem. This article outlines key takeaways from Google Cloud Next 2022, which has expanded its audience thanks to the conference’s global broadcast. #1 — Expanding Customer & Partner Ecosystems Keynote participation by leaders from Google Cloud’s key customers such as — Jim Farley (CEO, Ford), Brian Armstrong (CEO, Coinbase), Kevin Mandia (CEO, Mandiant), and many more — indicates a…

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System Design Mind Map For Building Distributed Systems

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System design is foundational for building software architecture in relation to the system under consideration. For building distributed systems, the role of system design has been the key focus area starting with back-of-the-envelop calculations during the brainstorming phase. Whether you are preparing for a system design interview or a workshop as part of distributed system’s planning phase, covering the broader spectrum of knowledge areas is essential from a software architecture…

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Spring Framework Ecosystem for Serverless, Microservices, Event-driven, Reactive Systems

Spring Framework, released almost two decades ago, has progressively established itself as a de facto standard for building Enterprise Java applications. With emerging trends of building applications by applying Microservices Architecture, Serverless with Cloud computing model, non-blocking architecture with Reactive architecture, Spring framework has been evolutionary in providing the support for modern architecture practices. With Spring Framework as a foundational capability, the below visualization represents the ecosystem of Spring community-provided…

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3 Emerging Technologies Redefining Application Architecture

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Technology is an evolving field and while I published a separate article on a broader set of technologies getting the momentum in 2022, this article’s focus is to highlight emerging technologies started redefining software system architecture and product companies. #1 — eBPF: Redefining networking, security, and observability tools eBPF is a revolutionary technology with origins in the Linux kernel that can run sandboxed programs in a privileged context such as the operating…

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Technology Trends and Updates To Know in API Management Ecosystem

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With the evolution of enterprise application integration, APIs are the most common interface to exposing functionalities to the wider ecosystem. The rise of Open Banking APIs for financial services, Open APIs in telecommunications, retail, and other domains are clear indicators that integration is not limited within an enterprise. Observing the technology trends in API management helps to extend the enterprise capabilities further, and opens up new possibilities. This article is…

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The Latest Trends in Serverless Application Development 

Serverless computing has established itself in mainstream adoption and started appearing in the technology roadmap for enterprise organizations. Research companies and industry leaders have predicted that serverless adoption will gain more momentum in 2022. While there are different aspects of Serverless in context to infrastructural elements such as storage, compute and network, this article focuses on the latest trends in serverless application development.  With an increasing focus to offload operations…

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