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 […]
Here’s a post I wrote about my other working langauge, C++. You can find the original over on Typemock. There’s an old expression developers use when someone makes a mistake. They say you “shot yourself in the foot.” There’s a variation on the joke that describes the experience of shooting yourself in the foot in […]
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,” […]
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. […]
So someone mentioned INXS on Twitter this week, and I spent several hours coding to their music. So whoever you were, thanks for that.
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 […]
Today a post I wrote went live over on SimpleProgrammer.com. It’s about Deep Work, a book that literally changed my life. It’s worth a read if you want to learn how to boost your productivity. Also, this is a picture of pie. I like pie. I had this slice of pie in an old school New […]
Enjoy a tune from the “The Pineapple Thief.” Come for the goofy band name. Stay for some of the best prog rock recorded in years. Chances are you’ve heard some of their stuff in movies or TV.
Confucius said “the man who chases two rabbits ends up at Chipotle.” Or was that Jeffrey Lebowski? Anyway, I’ve spent most of 2018 in a self-imposed tug-of-war between working on fiction and freelance gigs writing tech blogs. I’ve always wanted to write fiction, and I find the writing very rewarding when I have the time […]
Vacations are about moments. Here are a few from the past 2 days, in no particular order.