Microservices Vs. SOA: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between microservices and SOA? The two design paradigms have a lot in common. That makes sense when you consider that microservices are an offshoot of the SOA movement. But there are essential differences between the two systems. Let’s take a look at the two different approaches to architecture and highlight where they […]

Time To Slit Some Throats (Not a Political Post)

Here’s a quote you may have heard before: “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” It’s from H.L. Mencken. I see it used often.  What I don’t often hear though is that it’s from an essay titled “The New Poetry Movement,” […]

Do The Thing (Not A Motivational Message)

Just shut up and do it. The proceeding sentence is the complete message, but Yoast SEO tells me I need more words. So here goes. In 1899 Elbert Hubbard wrote “A Message To Garcia.” He published it in The Philistine (yes, really) as filler. But, it caught the eye of a railroad executive who gave it wider circulation. […]

Getting Started With the iOS Feature Flag (Objective-C)

Here’s another post I wrote for Rollout, this time about integrating their feature toggle system with an iOS app written in Objective-C. You can find the original post here.   Mobile apps are often tied to backend services and are expected to evolve in parallel with them. Of course, the backend developers have it a […]

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