Application Architecture

Application Architecture news, information, and how-to advice

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Which approach to use for your data APIs: generic or specialized?

Common wisdom calls for a single, generic API to concentrate all interactions between frontend and backend. But the continuous increase in the diversity of client devices and objects makes architects rethink this design and take a...

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Use the right approach for building a data back end

Start with development or with design? This long-standing conundrum of software engineering is more acute than ever when it comes to building the interactions between front-end apps and their back end

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Rebuilding enterprise security: Application modernization and the Premera hack

The Premera and other high-profile data breaches are an opportunity for enterprises large and small to revisit their application architecture and make changes to strengthen data security.

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Are your applications API-ly working together?

Reflecting on (almost) dinosaur-age programming languages and the evolution of application architectural styles, we can note a definite trend toward object-orientation, reusability and isolation. The most recent style, based on APIs...

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Docker expands and fine-tunes container orchestration services

Docker Machine, Docker Swarm, and Docker Compose deal with all phases of an application's lifecycle

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You break it, you build it -- better than before

To borrow from the old Chinese proverb, a crisis can be an opportunity in disguise, even in the data center

Moving your apps to the cloud? Beware the slowdown effect

The use of public clouds should provide your software high performance and huge scalability -- but that won't happen auto-magically

HealthCare.gov: The (infrastructure) fix is in

How do you solve a problem like HealthCare.gov? The HHS department's progress report offers maddening clues

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