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Go to Trunk, use the Strangler application approach.

In my last post I talked about how to change your release approach by using trunk. The benefit of such way of working is that you can release new functionality much quicker and in smaller batches. However, taking full advantage... Continue Reading →

Modernize Legacy Applications for use in the Digital Economy.

Here is another contribution of my friend Luc Vogeleer, Director of Strategic Partnership Development at BluAge. The Digital Enterprise requires a responsive and fast adapting IT as IT is becoming a core enabler of the business. The New Style of... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Trunk, change your release thinking.

It was about four years ago I heard the word “trunk” for the first time in a software development context. I was talking to one of the engineers who managed the release of OpenStack and he was talking about trunk... Continue Reading →

Batch to the future–Part 2

The Batch is dead, long live to batch jobs In our previous blog entry, we raised the point that the Cloud is the unique opportunity to promote smart architectures with enough details so that we can address larger issues beyond... Continue Reading →

Batch to the future – Part 1

Occasionally I welcome guests giving a real good perspective on one of the subjects treated on the CloudSourceBlog. Today I’m delighted to give Luc Vogeleer and Alexis  Henry the floor for a series of 3 blogs dedicated to how to... Continue Reading →

Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, establish your Application Transformation strategies

In my last two blog entries (blog 1 and blog 2), I demonstrated how to use an analysis model to identify the potential landing zone for an application portfolio and which applications to DevOps enable. Let’s finish this series of... Continue Reading →

Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, improve your application agility

In my previous blog post, I described how we can use a simple model to assess where to position your applications in your future infrastructure. In the digital enterprise it’s not enough to position your applications correctly in a hybrid... Continue Reading →

Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, position your applications correctly.

About six weeks ago I started talking to you about an application portfolio analysis approach based on a simple model looking at the application type and importance for the organization. Since I’ve been refining the model and had the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Cooking breakfast and Microservice granularity

Yesterday I released a blog entry talking about how to set-up transactions in a microservice approach. As I continue to explore the microservices world, let me take a moment and talk about granularity. What is the right granularity for a... Continue Reading →

Microservices & transactions, let’s drink a coffee.

Last week I was asked by a client to talk about microservices, discuss their characteristics and highlight what the implications were on the organization, the way existing applications could be transformed with microservices, where that transformation made sense and several... Continue Reading →

Transform to the digital enterprise, mine your legacy.

Business are changing, segments are disrupted by new, fully digital enterprises. Information Technology is creeping in everything we do. Some call it the digital enterprise, others digital transformation, yet others industry 4.0. What-ever the name, companies better understand what happens... Continue Reading →

How to get started with BusDevOps

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about an integrated agile/DevOps approach, which I called BusDevOps (Agile & DevOps, why not BusDevOps?). The question of how to start often comes up. So, let me try answering it here. In... Continue Reading →

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