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Modern microservices and the software development revolution

The world of enterprise software development came of age with the emergence of ‘single purpose’ software applications aligned to a specific business function. It started with accounting programmes in finance, but with time, many areas such as manufacturing, supply chain and inventory management also benefited from the emergence of purpose-built applications.

Monolithic structures like ERPs, for instance, were designed to increase efficiency by transmitting information across business functions. Problems started creeping in, however, when businesses customised these applications to cater to their own unique requirements.

More often than not, increased customisation rendered these applications slow and clunky since they were too rigid to scale, making frequent iterations difficult. The IT department that was supposed to incite productivity became the reason for falling behind.


Balancing secure and innovative software delivery

In a world where one data breach is all it takes to destroy a business, only the prepared and vigilant ones that embrace security in their operations will survive.

Yet, for many organisations, successfully integrating security into the software delivery lifecycle is still a huge obstacle. As illustrated in this year’s Puppet’s State of DevOps Report, which revealed that only 22 percent of companies at the highest level of security integration have reached an advanced stage of DevOps maturity. Delivering innovation shouldn’t result in the need to compete head-to-head with safeguarding customer data.

While there is a myriad of security practices and solutions in the market, why is it so hard to integrate security into software development?


In an era defined by software, we know very little about the developers that power it
Not all software developers are geeks. Dimitrios Mistriotis, software developer and ex-Googler, says understanding your own "archetype" could change how you think about your career After working on web platforms and web user interfaces for, startups, places starting up, and large companies such as Google, I resolved to write a book that deciphered and mapped... Read More

Engineers have asked for more autonomy: now we need to prove why
To ensure modern development practices are maintained in large organisations and we don’t loop back to overly-detailed three-year Gantt charts, engineers need to prove their value to customers, writes Jatil Damania, director of delivery at Contino As more organisations are moving towards modern development practices, they are mirroring established engineering models of fast-moving companies like... Read More


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