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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How Did We Increase Incident Analysis Efficiency By Over 40 % using Splunk?

Log Analysis Splunk

Splunk has been recognized to provide end-to-end data platform capabilities turning data into insights & actionable measures. Logs collection, aggregation, visualization, and insights are table stakes for enterprise applications. Elevating platforms to real-time log analysis, generating actionable insights by applying machine learning algorithms, analyzing failure trends, and real-time visualization during incidents are some of the key capabilities expected in modern platforms. As we progressed our journey to find such capabilities,…

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How To Be A Successful Software Architect with Power of 3 Ps

To become a successful software architect, you need more than just technical skills. Today’s technology advancements equip you with powerful tools to elevate the business model for your clients in consideration of new social norms. A software architect is playing the larger role in digital or technology transformation and to be a successful software architect, you need to diversify your skill-set in all three areas – people, process, and platform…

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Microservice Architecture with Spring Cloud, Prometheus, Grafana, and Keycloak using Kubernetes

Microservices with Spring Cloud

When I started research on building microservice architecture with completely opensource software, I established the following as key guiding principles: Opensource technology stack, which is proven & battle-tested for production systems Applying API Gateway pattern for Microservices Wider developer community support with active support (in case there are issues or troubleshooting needed) Good documentation with easily accessible learning material These principles helped me to choose the technology stack, which has…

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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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