Microservices and Conway’s Law

Microservices seem to be all the rage right now, and for good reason:  breaking down a large monolithic application, particularly a Java application, into lots of smaller independently deployed pieces makes a lot of sense for a cloud system.  I’m not going to list all the benefits here, since they have been discussed ad nauseum…

The Pluses and Minuses of Data Grids

My recent post titled The NoSQL Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me generated some good discussion online at DZone. One particular question, asking me about my opinion of GemFire as a NoSQL database, caused me to write a long reply. After reading said reply, I realized it would serve better as a post, so here we are.…