Category Archives: Architecture

REST API Design – A Beginner’s Reading List

There’s no better place to start than Steve Yegge’s post, where he dicusses the Jeff Bezos memo that kicked off the service architecture revolution at Amazon: The RESTful cookbook is a your next stop – an easy to digest of … Continue reading

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Bluff Your Way in Enterprise Architecture

Being an architect is hard work. Given how small the population of people willing to do hard work is, it might be a little mysterious to you how many people manage to wangle ‘architect’ into their job titles*, but how few know … Continue reading

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MariaDB CONNECT – Avoiding the pitfalls!

There will come a time when you need to make data available to your mariaDB application from other database management systems. The CONNECT functionality allows you to do this. This article will cover how to use it to access remote … Continue reading

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Neo4j GraphTalks – Fraud Detection and Risk Management Talk Review

I went to an excellent seminar this morning hosted by Neo4j, the graph database vendor. I used Neo4j a couple of years back to model change requests at a investment bank, and I’ve had a soft spot for its speed … Continue reading

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Success with Matching Engines – what does that look like?

  Implementing a Matching Engine application presents a host of challenges. If you’re responsible for such a project then you need to give serious consideration to a number of critical system components. Here are just a few of the questions … Continue reading

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RabbitMQ – API Statistics – Documentation Trail

I appreciate I may be the only person in the world who cares about this, but every time I try and monitor a RabbitMQ server, I spend time digging through the documentation reminding myself what exactly I have to do. … Continue reading

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Enterprise Integration Projects – How do I know when I’m done?

Being responsible for a large enterprise integration project brings with it an ominous set of challenges. If you’re project managing such an endeavour then you need to have a constant mind on how you can prove that your integration pieces … Continue reading

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Not modelling your workflow? Here there be monsters!

I wanted to share a recent project experience with you that further strengthened my belief that a picture paints a thousand words. It helped to identify the root cause of a show-stopping problem where other efforts to do so had … Continue reading

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The next time I implement a time-sheeting system

I will not punish my consultants for being billable on client site by requiring them to log into a VPN, use IE6, use ActiveX downloads, or place other cruel and unusual barriers to them billing time. I will not make … Continue reading

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Regulatory Reporting projects – Five things to watch

What have we learnt from the recent flurry of Regulatory Reporting activity? Here we share our combined experiences and hopefully give you some insight into the potential problems and pitfalls that may await you if you are required to deliver … Continue reading

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