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  • Blog Post: Quick braindump on apps, services and components

    Also posted to my new "blog-in-progress" here Someone asked me for a quick email on apps, services and components. Feedback and flames welcome. An app is a logical grouping of components and services to perform a business objective. - Logical because the components may not all be owned by or...
  • Blog Post: What is Modern Architecture?

    Note: I'm in the process of moving to an awesome new blogging platform by the insanely great Dave Winer . If you blog I highly encourage you to look into Fargo . My new blog can be found at http://looselycoupledthinking.com . I'm hearing the term "modern architecture" used quite a bit but haven't...
  • Blog Post: Standardizing the Internet of Things

    Sorry about the lack of embedded links below - I blogged this on a tablet from notepad. Can anyone recommend a good mobile blogging app? I spent a few minutes this morning reviewing the OASIS MQTT spec (see https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=mqtt ). MQTT hopes to become the...
  • Blog Post: BUSted! A quick comparison of Azure Service Bus and Service Bus for Windows Server

    A while ago I was asked to do a simple comparison between Service Bus for Windows Server (SBWS) and Azure Service Bus (ASB) so I thought I’d share this with you all. Most of this stuff is probably obvious. A more detailed comparison is available here and is well worth a read. Installation and...
  • Blog Post: Are Cloud Taxonomies Simple or Complex?

    Much has been written about the different types of cloud taxonomies.  In some ways it reminds me of the SOA confusion from 5-8 years ago where everyone was trying to label something as being “SOA” and “not SOA”.  As an architect I favor simplicity – this includes cloud taxonomies.  Thus...
  • Blog Post: UX is not UI

    Many people seem to confuse UX (User Experience) with UI (User Interface).  These are very different things and confusing the two are likely to result in unhappy users.  Many people who “design UX” seem to spend the bulk of their time focusing on the screen layout, controls and behavior of...
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