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Published August 7, 2020

Cloud - Business applications have continued to become more complex, and the tools we all rely on to monitor performance have not always kept up.

The basic model that APM relies on, starts by capturing performance metrics and then using the knowledge developers and administrators have about the how these metrics can be analyzed to describe the performance of specific business processes.

Performance Monitoring in the Cloud Age
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Published May 27, 2020

It is amazing how MQ has managed to stay relevant over all of these years. Looking back to when it first came out in the 1990's, we were dealing with 2400 baud modems connected to remote locations running a number of different technologies, over spotty telephone lines using token ring protocols.

Next Window Please!
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Published May 8, 2020

Recently I have setup test environments on both the IBM MQ and Confluent Kafka cloud offerings. For both of these the setup was quick and simple.  

Since many applications today are using client connections, switching from a locally hosted service to a cloud offering was as simple as changing the connection URL.

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
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Published April 6, 2020

COVID - 19 It’s a fact of life that new shiny things are more interesting that old, dull things. And yet it’s the boring stuff that keeps the world working. Once the problems have been ironed out and technology just works, it’s a lot less interesting for innovators to “play” with.

Dealing with legacy systems during the time of COVID - 19 mania