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March 31, 2017  7:22 PM

Do new development technologies put software architects on edge?

Fred Churchville Fred Churchville Profile: Fred Churchville
Application development, Architects, Enterprise Architects, Enterprise architecture

While new technologies like microservices may be an exciting prospect for those strictly working at the development and programming level, these trends may weigh a little more heavily on the minds of enterprise software architects. Brian Foster, content lead at O'Reilly Media and co-chair of the...

March 20, 2017  4:28 PM

What will web apps do to family board game night?

Fred Churchville Fred Churchville Profile: Fred Churchville
Application development, Custom Web applications, Games, mobile app development, Web, Web Application Designer, Web application development

Since the introduction of Monopoly in the early 1900s, board games became a staple in households all around the world, acting as a huge form of entertainment even into the radio, TV and even internet era. But while many of our favorite games still live in the cardboard-box form, computers have...


December 17, 2016  3:13 PM

Looking back: SOA Talk in 2016

Fred Churchville Fred Churchville Profile: Fred Churchville
aPaaS, APIs, Application development, HTML5, Microservices, middleware, middleware software, Software Engineers

As we get closer to the year's end, let's take a look at some of most popular topics we've covered on SOA Talk in 2016. Based on your readership, here are the top five most popular posts this year: #1: There's...

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June 11, 2016  12:37 PM

QCon New York 2016 : Sessions to consider, Day Two

Fred Churchville Fred Churchville Profile: Fred Churchville
Application development

So you may have your schedule for day one of QCon 2016 down, but are you ready for day number two? For today, I'm going into the...


June 11, 2016  11:33 AM

QCon New York 2016 : Sessions to consider, Day One

Fred Churchville Fred Churchville Profile: Fred Churchville
Application development

Got your QCon session schedule ready yet? If not, it's worth making a plan to make sure you're getting the most out of this conference that you possibly can. Of course I recommend going to both of the Keynote talks:


June 3, 2016  6:13 PM

Why the election should have you thinking about aPaaS

Fred Churchville Fred Churchville Profile: Fred Churchville
aPaaS, Application development, PaaS

There's an idea consistently being trumpeted on both sides of the election fence this year: shaking up the old established ways of politics and making a change. Whether or not you think that idea is scary, and unless poll numbers lie, you have to admit that people like it. So here's an idea,...


June 1, 2016  4:10 PM

Today’s developers need low-code tools…and maybe a new suit

Fred Churchville Fred Churchville Profile: Fred Churchville
Agile software development, Application development, PaaS

Low-code tools may be a developer's best friend, according to experienced coders-turned-entrepreneurs in the field. Mark Roemers, founder of the pharmaceutical-centric SCM applications and hardware provider AntTail, successfully used new, low-code tools to help him get his company off the ground,...


February 1, 2016  2:23 AM

How Zendesk sidesteps Silicon Valley’s tech talent crunch

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford
Application development, Software developer

How hard is it to recruit tech talent in the San Francisco Bay Area? “Ridiculously hard when compared with other parts of the world,” according to Jason Smale, director of product for San Francisco-based Zendesk. While researching the challenges of hiring...


December 11, 2015  3:32 PM

Microservices: The new documentation nightmare?

Fred Churchville Fred Churchville Profile: Fred Churchville
Application development, DevOps, Microservices

Recently I wrote a post on the issues surrounding development documentation and product specifications. At this year's


November 6, 2015  12:43 PM

Session Coverage: Building Microservices with Daniel Bryant

Fred Churchville Fred Churchville Profile: Fred Churchville
Application development, Microservices

This is part of a series covering sessions at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne, 2015
After giving a brief description of what microservices are (using the words of James Lewis: "Applications that fit in...


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