Diagramming System Architecture in 5 Simple Steps

Tandem

As part of our final project handoff to Tandem clients, we provide a diagram of the product’s architecture — a visual depiction of the various systems, platforms, and tools that work together to support a software product. Here’s how we create system architecture diagrams.

TDD and System Architecture

Net Objectives

In truth, some of these problems actually indicate faults in the system architecture. For example, developers will struggle to write unit tests of behavior that is embedded in a user interface, or in stored procedures … Continue reading "TDD and System Architecture". When first adopting TDD, developers can run into some roadblocks that seem to indicate that TDD is a difficult process.

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Building Docker images for multiple operating system architectures

CircleCI

There are often circumstances where software is compiled and packaged into artifacts that must function on multiple operating systems (OS) and processor architectures. Docker images must also be built on the hardware architectures they’re intended to run on.

MentorMate Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification

Mentormate

Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SOC 2 Type II outlines a vendor’s systems’ operational effectiveness. says MentorMate VP of Enterprise Architecture and CISO, David Tran. News Company Systems Architecture Security Cross Platform Press Releas

Introducing the MentorMate Enterprise Architecture Team

Mentormate

To support that continued growth, we recently restructured our Solutions team into two different business units and further emphasized enterprise architecture. Then, we help them frame technology roadmaps and plan out other components of their architecture.

What Is Headless CMS and How Can It Help Your Business?

Mentormate

One of two content management systems (CMS) powers all of that content — traditional or a headless CMS. Aside from having the coolest sounding name in all of technology, a headless CMS is a back-end only content management system. In today’s digital world, content is everything.

How to Run a Remote GameDay

DevOps.com

For those unfamiliar with the term, a GameDay is a dedicated day for running chaos engineering experiments on our systems with our team. The goal is cooperative, proactive testing of our system to enhance reliability.

Reducing Wait Times With a New I/O Bottleneck Buster

Dell EMC

The Data Accelerator from Dell Technologies breaks through I/O bottlenecks that impede the performance of HPC workloads In high performance computing, big advances in system architectures are seldom made by a single company working in isolation.

Computer-Based Training: April 2020 Release in Review

Security Innovation

As IT systems expand in their complexity, ensuring security diligence becomes increasingly challenging.

Operational Excellence and the Success of Software Deployments

DevOps.com

The driving idea is reliability must be baked into system architectures and infrastructure from the beginning. When we talk about best practices for software reliability, the conversation tends to focus on optimizing the applications themselves and the infrastructure that hosts them. That’s certainly true. But by focusing too much on the design and implementation of […]. The post Operational Excellence and the Success of Software Deployments appeared first on DevOps.com.

What Quality Metrics Matter Most for DevOps?

DevOps.com

Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies, system architectures and team structures, most organizations still rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era. The way we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the past five years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the same.

Overview of Incident Lifecycle in SRE

Dzone - DevOps

Along similar lines, every incident in system infrastructure helps product development & engineering teams understand better about the capabilities of system architecture. As the saying goes, “Every problem we face is a blessing in disguise.” This can further help organizations in building a sustainable and reliable product.

The Wonderful World of Distributed Systems and the Art of Metadata Management

Nutanix

While other Hyperconverged solutions have since come out, what differentiates Nutanix from the other solutions is the focus on implementing a highly scalable, reliable and performant distributed systems architecture Nutanix introduced the first Hyperconverged platform to the market in 2011.

The Wonderful World of Distributed Systems and the Art of Metadata Management

Nutanix

While other Hyperconverged solutions have since come out, what differentiates Nutanix from the other solutions is the focus on implementing a highly scalable, reliable and performant distributed systems architecture Nutanix introduced the first Hyperconverged platform to the market in 2011.

The Wonderful World of Distributed Systems and the Art of Metadata Management

Nutanix

While other Hyperconverged solutions have since come out, what differentiates Nutanix from the other solutions is the focus on implementing a highly scalable, reliable and performant distributed systems architecture Nutanix introduced the first Hyperconverged platform to the market in 2011.

Where to Get Help with Programming Assignments?

The Crazy Programmer

Once you learn how to build a system architecture, you can integrate multiple machine codes for various programming processes.

Top Disadvantages to Adopting Microservices (And Why You Should Do It Anyway)

OverOps

New system architectures introduce brand new skills, tools and processes that need to be learned. The flow of data across new distributed systems is much more complex, especially within systems working at mass scale. Unfortunately, because the systems creating the logs are distributed, so are the logs. Containers are taking over the software world, changing the way and pace in which we design, write and deliver software.

Modus Create Announces Modus Kickstart to Streamline Product Development Process

Modus Create

Starting with team alignment and preparedness, customers participate in a series of workshops that will focus on goal alignment, user story mapping, system architecture and more.

Fed Tech Roundup November 5th

CTOvision

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates 5th-to-4th Generation Gateway Radio Using Open Mission Systems Architecture. Federal prison system wants anti-drone technology - Network World. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com ): Fed Tech Ticker. Northrop Grumman Highlights Global Defence and Security Capabilities at 2015 Dubai Airshow. What Technology Should Be Un-Invented? Nextgov.

The Wonderful World of Distributed Systems and the Art of Metadata Management

Nutanix

While other Hyperconverged solutions have since come out, what differentiates Nutanix from the other solutions is the focus on implementing a highly scalable, reliable and performant distributed systems architecture Nutanix introduced the first Hyperconverged platform to the market in 2011.

Publishing “Practical Process Automation” With O’Reilly

Bernd Rucker

A Book about Orchestration and Integration in Microservices and Cloud-Native Architectures It is done and I am happy to share that my new book called “Practical Process Automation” is officially published by O’Reilly. cloud-native process-automation software-architecture oreilly microservice

Why Enterprise Storage Customers Stay in Suboptimal Vendor Relationships

Infinidat

Guest Blogger: Eric Burgener, Research Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, IDC. Once administrators are trained on a vendor's system, it can be easier to get trained on subsequent features and releases than switch to a completely different vendor.

How Ably Efficiently Implemented Consistent Hashing

High Scalability

In this article, we’ll understand what consistent hashing is all about and why it is an essential tool in scalable distributed system architectures. This is a guest post by Srushtika Neelakantam , Developer Advovate for Ably Realtime, a realtime data delivery platform. You can view the original article—H ow to implement consistent hashing efficiently —on Ably's blog.

What is Continuous Verification?

OpenCredo

These methods are fundamentally important for the delivery of modern software and can grow to become sophisticated with full test deployment to environments which replicate production and use of service virtualisation to model system behaviour. .

SDLC Design Phase – Everything You Need to Know

Openxcell

Here, the system is designed to satisfy the identified requirements in the previous phases. Later, they are transformed into a System Design Document that accurately describes the system design, and you can use it as an input to system development in the next phase.

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Software Architect Role, Skills, and Impact on Product Success

Altexsoft

There are dozens of definitions for a software or technical architect, but in most general terms a person holding this position drives all critical decisions about the organization of the software system. An example of a high-level architectural diagram for an Internet banking system.

What’s Wrong With Training Wheels?

LeanEssays

First of all, our balance bike operates best without dependencies, and we must acknowledge that dependencies are an architectural problem. The boy looked to be four or five years old. He was laboriously pushing the pedals of his bike, hands gripping the high handlebars.

Reactive architecture benefits & use cases

Apiumhub

While the term reactive architecture has been around for a long time, only relatively recently has it been recognized by the industry and hit mainstream adoption. Reactive Architecture is nothing more than the combination of reactive programming and software architectures.

Cable’s 10G Platform to Provide Synchronization for 5G

CableLabs

This is achieved in practice by means of the radios and “their controllers” connecting to the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). A high-level architecture of the solution framework is illustrated in the figure below (technical details can be obtained in this SCTE white paper ).

Code Documentation: How To Create Effective Handover Documentation

Praxent

This could be code linking two applications or systems, or code used for a proprietary software application. System Architecture. High-Level View: Provide an architecture overview document with a high-level view of the application. Risks: Provide Current Risks with Architecture document. Code Documentation : How To Create Effective Handover Documentation.

Agile Misconception #2: We Don’t Need Documentation

Atomic Spin

From requirements to systems architecture to design, you’re creating documentation at every step of the process. Architecture diagrams. Architecture diagrams specifically don’t change often, and they are a good way to identify integration points. What is particularly complex about the system? Are there parts of the systems that are used infrequently and hard to remember how to approach?

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Engineering to Improve Marketing Effectiveness (Part 3)?—?Scaling Paid Media campaigns

Netflix TechBlog

This blog focuses on the marketing tech systems that are responsible for campaign setup and delivery of our paid media campaigns. The marketing tech team’s goal is to build scalable systems which enable marketers at Netflix to efficiently manage, measure, experiment and learn about tactics that help unlock the effectiveness of our paid media efforts. Lifecycle of a paid media campaign This blog will focus mainly on the campaign management and ad budget optimization systems.

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Guiding parameters for an effective analytics architecture

Zensar

We live in an age where systems and applications are evolving at a rapid pace where technologies transition from vogue to commonplace to obsolete in less than a decade. Hence, it is important to ensure that the overall data systems architecture is well defined, nuanced for specific needs and follows best practices and guidelines for data management. From my experience of designing and implementing architectures, the most important consideration is business objective.

De-Risking Enterprise Storage Upgrades (Part 1)

Infinidat

Guest Blogger: Eric Burgener, Research Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, IDC. For storage platforms that host at least some mission-critical workloads, the ability to perform within-system upgrades non-disruptively is a critical requirement. .

De-Risking Enterprise Storage Upgrades (Part 1)

Infinidat

Guest Blogger: Eric Burgener, Research Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, IDC. For storage platforms that host at least some mission-critical workloads, the ability to perform within-system upgrades non-disruptively is a critical requirement. .

Research Results: Key software architecture metrics

Apiumhub

If you remember my article about Software Architecture Quality Attributes , you know that we have been conducting a survey to find out key software architecture metrics that leading companies and software architects use. Results: key software architecture metrics.

Dawn of Kafka DevOps: Managing Multi-Cluster Kafka Connect and KSQL with Confluent Control Center

Confluent

Kafka Connect is used for building event streaming data pipelines between upstream and downstream systems with Kafka, and KSQL is used for building stream processing applications declared in a SQL-like language. His particular interests are analytics, systems architecture, performance testing and optimization. In anything but the smallest deployment of Apache Kafka ® , there are often going to be multiple clusters of Kafka Connect and KSQL.

What is OLAP: A Complete Guide to Online Analytical Processing

Altexsoft

OLAP systems are capable of combining classic tables in a sort of table of tables, which can be visualized as a 3D OLAP Cube for simplicity. A typical OLAP system will include the following components that perform dedicated functions to handle analytical queries: Data source.

15 Books by leading software architects

Apiumhub

As you may already know, Apiumhub team is software architecture-oriented and reads books for software architects on a weekly basis. This year Apiumhub organizes Global Software Architecture Summit 10th of october, which will take place in Barcelona. Also, it will be a perfect time to list down the most painful issues that are encountered related to bad decisions in Software Architecture as well as possible solutions. This book describes a way to do just enough architecture.

Fed News Roundup 21 July 2015

CTOvision

The Network Mapping System (NeMS), developed by. Doing so, however, requires a solid system. Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Open Mission Systems Architecture Across Manned and Unmanned Systems Northrop Grumman (Yesterday) - Test flights underscore company's Open Mission Systems expertise and commitment for advanced aircraft systems.