Is There Life After TJ?

What is going to happen now? Nothing. We will be sad for a while, then we will move on.   Mad Men, Don Drapper discusses Kennedy assassination with kids Every once in a while a event occurs that pushes regular programming aside. If you are CNN, it happens with such annoying regularity that completely obviatesContinue reading “Is There Life After TJ?”

Micro-service APIs With Some Swag (part 2)

Read part 1 of the article. Last week I delved into the problem of presenting a unified API doc from a distributed system composed of micro-services. In the second installment, we will get our hands dirty with help of Swagger by Wordnik. A quick recap: the problem we are trying to solve is how toContinue reading “Micro-service APIs With Some Swag (part 2)”

Micro-service APIs With Some Swag (part 1)

Every aspect of the API matters to some Client. Jim des Rivieres, Evolving Eclipse APIs It is fascinating that the quote above is 14 years old now. It was coined by the Benevolent Dictator of Eclipse APIs Jim des Rivieres in the days when we defined how Eclipse Platform APIs were to be designed andContinue reading “Micro-service APIs With Some Swag (part 1)”

SoundCloud is Reading My Mind

“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso It was bound to happen. In the ultra-connected world, things are bound to feed off of each other, eventually erasing differences, equalizing any differential in electric potentials between any two points. No wonder the weirdest animals can be found on islands (I am looking at you, Australia).Continue reading “SoundCloud is Reading My Mind”

For Once, Being Reactive is Good

Apple said Monday that it sold more than 300,000 iPads on the first day of its launch, ushering a new era of people buying things in order to find out what they are.   SNL Weekend Update, season 35, episode 18 All my life, I thought ‘reaction’ was a bad word. Ever since the FrenchContinue reading “For Once, Being Reactive is Good”

Should We Fight or Embrace the DOM?

Now, my story is not as interesting as it is long. Abe Simpson One of the privileges (or curses) of experience is that you amass a growing number of cautionary tales with which you can bore your younger audience to death. On the other hand, knowing the history of slavery came in handy for CaptainContinue reading “Should We Fight or Embrace the DOM?”

The Rise of the Full-Stack Architect

Full-Stack Web Architect needed with the experience with web services, back end Web platforms, databases, cloud based hosting such as Heroku and AWS, visual design, UX/UI, experience of mobile web development, all in agile environment.   An actual 2014 posting for a job based in London, UK Ta-da – the moment has come. In postContinue reading “The Rise of the Full-Stack Architect”

REST and MQTT: Yin and Yang of Micro-Service APIs

It seemed that the worst was over – I haven’t heard a single new portmanteau of celebrity names in a while (if you exclude ‘Shamy’ which is a super-couple name of Sheldon and Amy from The Big Bang Theory but being a plot device, I don’t think it counts). Then when I researched for thisContinue reading “REST and MQTT: Yin and Yang of Micro-Service APIs”

Social Micro-Services: Activity Streams 2.0

If I had a dollar for every time somebody mentioned the phrase ‘social’ to me in the last couple of years, my pants would suffer since I tend to carry all my coins in my right pocket. With my soft credit card wallet. I carry my iPhone in my left pocket, where I carry cashContinue reading “Social Micro-Services: Activity Streams 2.0”

Micro-Service Fun – Node.js + Messaging + Clustering Combo

A:    I told you, I’m not allowed to argue unless you’ve paid. M:   I just paid! A:   No you didn’t. M:   I DID! A:   No you didn’t. M:  Look, I don’t want to argue about that. A:  Well, you didn’t pay. M:  Aha. If I didn’t pay, why are you arguing? I Got you! A:Continue reading “Micro-Service Fun – Node.js + Messaging + Clustering Combo”