There is a common misconception that architecture is thrown out the window when a team or organization is developing software in an agile fashion, modern practices show otherwise.
A collection of insights and tips I have gathered from following a Low Carb, High Fat diet (LCHF).
I started a slow carb lifestyle in 2014 after reading Tim Ferriss’s book The 4hr Body; I have dropped 22 kg since then and have widened my understanding on the topic. I get asked often how I lost weight and why I am not eating the cookie.
The Internet does not provide default means of secure communication between entities. Company security is commonly breached from internal sources. USB storage drives are often lost. What can you do?
When deciding what data store to use in your next application, if availability or low latency is on the list of important quality attributes, you had best think twice.
Recently I was asked to define my architectural process; at the time I answered that I used a TOGAF 9 process in the execution of my work. After thinking on it, I came to the realisation that there is a distinct difference between an architectural process and an architectural framework, and that...
So how do you train an IT Architect? When I first started to think about this I had no idea where to begin. I looked to the other creative professions like writing, art and cooking for inspiration. This led me to some interesting places!
While the IT industry struggles to establish itself as a profession, how does it go about identifying great IT Architects?
A checklist for editing a document for grammar. Great if your first language is not English.
Party venues for children in Johannesburg South Africa Those of us who have small children, know that your little ones birthday parties are a big deal. Johannesburg has many nice places for children’s parties as it is a young and growing city. The close proximity of small holdings and farms to...
A safer alternative to FTP is to use Secure Shell, for those of you on UNIX platforms there are no worries as it comes built into the OS. Windows users have a harder path, Windows has no built in SSH server, but fortunately a number of free and robust solutions exist.
If you are looking for a fun half day out with the kids over the school holidays, or for something to do on the weekend, have you considered the Montecasino Bird Park?
Of all the non-functional or technical requirements, performance is the one that seems to get the most attention.In this hub I will dispel some of the common myths surrounding performance using the WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) platform
This article is the second in a series that offers practical advice to the creators of complex software systems on how to achieve the non-functional or technical requirements of their project. Service orientation (SO) is not easy, but as a methodology, to the best of our knowledge as an industry,...
"Steamy Bones" where these enormous spare ribs from the Rhodesian Rawhide Restaurant in Brambly Gardens Johannesburg. The rawhide was a land mark, renowned for their succulent meat and dinosaur size spare ribs.
As a lover of the black stuff, I am always on the lookout for an establishment that serves my favorite beverage, Guinness. Here is my list of the best places to enjoy a pint.
Melrose Arch is situated in the leafy suburb of Melrose, Johannesburg, South Africa. It is an Italian style Piazza built around a number of International Hotels, boutique shops and trendy restaurants. Here is a list of the best spots for a relaxed lunch.
To the novice developer choosing a presentation pattern for a new or enterprise web development on the Microsoft platform is a daunting task, to the experienced developer there are only three; View Model, Model-View-Presenter (MVP) or ASP.NET MVC
Planning for Oktoberfest is not something you do on a whim at the last minute, it can take up to a year of planning in advance to get good deals and secure the best prices.
This article provides guidelines for achieving the non-functional requirement of Integrity in an application built using Service-Orientated Principles
Practical patterns for building Service Orientated Applications. It demonstrates that every component can be a service (microservice architecture) while still maintaining the technical requirements that modern applications are required to exhibit.
List of child friendly restaurants In order to make it onto my list of top child friendly restaurants an establishment needs to really understand that children and their parents can both have a pleasant experience at their establishment.
While driving to work one morning, I was behind an old Volkswagen (VW) Beetle, one of those originals form the 60’s, proudly emblazoned on the back was the bumper sticker “Old beetles never die”.
SOA is simply to our current knowledge the best and most productive way to build software.
Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) has become a well-known and somewhat confusing acronym. This article explains what the hype is all about in plain english without all the jargon.