Why now why microservices why not SOA?

Why now why microservices why not SOA?

My Stephen colleague published an interesting post The Difference Between SOA and Microservices Isn’t Size. In it he argues that developer led adoption of technology – the new kingmaker thesis – is why microservices are different from SOA. Apart from being made to feel old – we now live in a world where SOA can […]

On Pervasive Encryption and GDPR

On Pervasive Encryption and GDPR

  How much of your personal data is encrypted? Is your hard drive encrypted? Do you know? Only if you caught WannaCry, am I right? How about your corporate data? Is that encrypted? Do you know? How would you go about finding out? Should you care? We spend so much time on the Internet these […]

We need to talk about data science skills. Real talk about AI, deep and machine learning

We need to talk about data science skills. Real talk about AI, deep and machine learning

Saw this story after it was tweeted by Puni Rajah  – Bosch to invest 300m euros in AI, employ 100 experts from India, USA, Germany. As ever India has done great job building its native skills base. But the fact Bosch needs to look outside Germany is telling. We’re seeing a lot of pressure owing […]

Kickstarters are like buses: supporting our friends

Kickstarters are like buses: supporting our friends

Kickstarters are like buses. You wait ages for your friends to do one, then two come along at once. Worst. Intro. Ever. That said, it is kind of surprising that two companies that are platinum friends of RedMonk both announced kickstarters today. The first is Beasts of Balance, which is pretty much the most fun […]

Cloud Native at the edge

Cloud Native at the edge

  The Cloud Native stack is not necessarily something you expect to see used in edge computing, but I have noticed a couple of interesting use cases recently. The first is Ocado – the online grocer. I know, I know, I keep writing about the firm, but it’s inarguably making interesting use of technology. Ocado […]

Serverless is more

Serverless is more

I wrote the other day that the talk from Jeffconf that had really stuck with me was by Guy Podjarny. That’s actually wrong, I should have said, one of the talks that really stuck with me, because the pitch for Less is More by Ben Fletcher, Principal Engineer at the Financial Times, was fantastic. Ben […]