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Technical Architect at 6st Technologies
Chapel Hill, US
Joined Sep 2011
I write code and sometimes draw diagrams.
Microservices and Containerization
According to our 2022 Microservices survey, 93% of our developer respondents work for an organization that runs microservices. This number is up from 74% when we asked this question in our 2021 Containers survey. With most organizations running microservices and leveraging containers, we no longer have to discuss the need to adopt these practices, but rather how to scale them to benefit organizations and development teams. So where do adoption and scaling practices of microservices and containers go from here? In DZone's 2022 Trend Report, Microservices and Containerization, our research and expert contributors dive into various cloud architecture practices, microservices orchestration techniques, security, and advice on design principles. The goal of this Trend Report is to explore the current state of microservices and containerized environments to help developers face the challenges of complex architectural patterns.
Low Code and No Code
As the adoption of no-code and low-code development solutions continues to grow, there comes many questions of its benefits, flexibility, and overall organizational role. Through the myriad of questions, there is one main theme in the benefit of its use: leveraging no-code and low-code practices for automation and speed to release.But what are the pain points that these solutions seek to address? What are the expected vs. realized benefits of adopting a no- or low-code solution? What are the current gaps that these solutions leave in development practices? This Trend Report provides expert perspectives to answer these questions. We present a historical perspective on no and low code, offer advice on how to migrate legacy applications to low code, dive into the challenges of securing no- and low-code environments, share insights into no- and low-code testing, discuss how low code is playing a major role in the democratization of software development, and more.
Data is at the center of everything we do. As each day passes, more and more of it is collected. With that, there’s a need to improve how we accept, store, and interpret it. What role do data pipelines play in the software profession? How are data pipelines designed? What are some common data pipeline challenges? These are just a few of the questions we address in our research.In DZone’s 2022 Trend Report, "Data Pipelines: Ingestion, Warehousing, and Processing," we review the key components of a data pipeline, explore the differences between ETL, ELT, and reverse ETL, propose solutions to common data pipeline design challenges, dive into engineered decision intelligence, and provide an assessment on the best way to modernize testing with data synthesis. The goal of this Trend Report is to provide insights into and recommendations for the best ways to accept, store, and interpret data.
Enterprise Application Integration
As with most 2022 trends in the development world, discussions around integration focus on the same topic: speed. What are the common integration patterns and anti-patterns, and how do they help or hurt overall operational efficiency? The theme of speed is what we aim to cover in DZone’s 2022 "Enterprise Application Integration" Trend Report. Through our expert articles, we offer varying perspectives on cloud-based integrations vs. on-premise models, how organizational culture impacts successful API adoption, the different use cases for GraphQL vs. REST, and why the 2020s should now be considered the "Events decade." The goal of this Trend Report is to provide you with diverse perspectives on integration and allow you to decide which practices are best for your organization.
With the need for companies to deliver capabilities faster, it has become increasingly clear that DevOps is a practice that many enterprises must adopt (if they haven’t already). A strong CI/CD pipeline leads to a smoother release process, and a smoother release process decreases time to market.In DZone’s DevOps: CI/CD and Application Release Orchestration Trend Report, we provide insight into how CI/CD has revolutionized automated testing, offer advice on why an SRE is important to CI/CD, explore the differences between managed and self-hosted CI/CD, and much more. The goal of this Trend Report is to offer guidance to our global audience of DevOps Engineers, Automation Architects, and all those in between on how to best adopt DevOps practices to help scale the productivity of their teams.
In recent years, artificial intelligence has become less of a buzzword and more of an adopted process across the enterprise. With that, there is a growing need to increase operational efficiency as customer demands arise. AI platforms have become increasingly more sophisticated, and there has become the need to establish guidelines and ownership. In DZone’s 2022 Enterprise AI Trend Report, we explore MLOps, explainability, and how to select the best AI platform for your business. We also share a tutorial on how to create a machine learning service using Spring Boot, and how to deploy AI with an event-driven platform. The goal of this Trend Report is to better inform the developer audience on practical tools and design paradigms, new technologies, and the overall operational impact of AI within the business. This is a technology space that's constantly shifting and evolving. As part of our December 2022 re-launch, we've added new articles pertaining to knowledge graphs, a solutions directory for popular AI tools, and more.
Application Performance Management
As enterprise applications increasingly adopt distributed systems and cloud-based architectures, the complexity of application performance management (APM) has grown accordingly. To address this new set of challenges, traditional APM is making a push towards intelligent automation (AIOps), self-healing applications, and a convergence of ITOps and DevOps. DZone’s 2021 Application Performance Management Trend Report dives deeper into the management of application performance in distributed systems, including observability, intelligent monitoring, and rapid, automated remediation. It also provides an overview of how to choose an APM tool provider, common practices for self-healing, and how to manage pain points that distributed cloud-based architectures cause. Through research and thoughtfully curated articles, this Trend Report offers a current assessment of where real enterprises are in their journey to design APM approaches for modern architectures.
Kubernetes and the Enterprise
In DZone’s 2020 Kubernetes and the Enterprise Trend Report, we found that over 90% of respondents to our survey reported leveraging containerized applications in a production environment, nearly doubling since we asked the same question in 2018. As containerization approaches peak saturation, Kubernetes has also become an indispensable tool for enterprises managing large and complex, container-based architectures, with 77% of respondents reporting Kubernetes usage in their organizations. Building upon findings from previous years that indicate the technical maturity of containers and container orchestration, DZone’s 2021 Kubernetes and the Enterprise Trend Report will explore more closely the growing ecosystem and tooling, use cases, and advanced strategies for Kubernetes adoption in the enterprise.
In the era of high-profile data breaches, rampant ransomware, and a constantly shifting government regulatory environment, development teams are increasingly taking on the responsibility of integrating security design and practices into all stages of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).In DZone’s 2021 Application Security Trend Report, readers will discover how the shift in security focus across the SDLC is impacting development teams — from addressing the most common threat agents and attack vectors to exploring the best practices and tools being employed to develop secure applications.
Development speed, engineering capacity, and technical skills are among the most prevalent bottlenecks for teams tasked with modernizing legacy codebases and innovating new solutions. In response, an explosion of “low-code” solutions has promised to mitigate such challenges by abstracting software development to a high-level visual or scripting language used to build integrations, automate processes, construct UI, and more. While many tools aim to democratize development by reducing the required skills, others seek to enhance developer productivity by eliminating needs such as custom code for boilerplate app components. Over the last decade, the concept of low code has matured into a category of viable solutions that are expected to be incorporated within mainstream application development. In this Trend Report, DZone examines advances in the low-code space, including developers' perceptions of low-code solutions, various use cases and adoption trends, and strategies for successful integration of these tools into existing development processes.
In 2020, DevOps became more crucial than ever as companies moved to distributed work and accelerated their push toward cloud-native and hybrid infrastructures. In this Trend Report, we will examine what this acceleration looked like for development teams across the globe, and dive deeper into the latest DevOps practices that are advancing continuous integration, continuous delivery, and release automation.
With a mainstream shift toward cloud-native development, more organizations than ever are realizing real benefits as they modernize their architectures with containerized environments. While this move promises to accelerate application development, it also introduces a new set of challenges that occur with a fundamentally altered software delivery pipeline, ranging from security to complexity and scaling.In DZone's 2021 Containers Trend Report, we explore the current state of container adoption, uncover common pain points of adopting containers in a legacy environment, and explore modern solutions for building scalable, secure, stable, and performant containerized applications.
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Kubernetes and the Enterprise
Want to know how the average Kubernetes user thinks? Wondering how modern infrastructure and application architectures interact? Interested in container orchestration trends? Look no further than DZone’s latest Trend Report, “Kubernetes and the Enterprise.” This report will explore key developments in myriad technical areas related to the omnipresent container management platform, plus expert contributor articles highlighting key research findings like scaling a microservices architecture, cluster management, deployment strategies, and much more!