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The Virtuous Circle is key to understanding how the world is changing - Mobile, Social, Cloud, Open Source, APIs, DevOps

Posted by logiclogiclogic on Aug 13, 2014 3:11:17 PM

I could talk about each of these components in isolation, for instance, Mobile and talk about the growth of it and changes it is fostering but you wouldn't get the big picture.  The change we are seeing can only be understood by considering all these components together.  They each affect each other and the widespread adoption and improvement in each drives the success of the other.  Therefore, this article is intended to give you the context to understand the entire change we are undergoing rather than any particular element.  By seeing that you see that adopting any one technology or doing any one thing will ultimately fail.

The idea of the virtuous circle is that each component of the circle has been critical to the success of the other parts of the circle.  It is hard to imagine the success of any of these elements in isolation.  The massive adoption of key aspects of the circle is clearly needed but each element of the circle has been key to the success and adoption of the other parts.    The constant improvement in each aspect of the circle drives improvements in other parts of the circle driving more adoption and more innovation.  The process feeds itself and grows faster as each element grows.   It is impossible to say which element is less - critical so they have to be considered as one.

These components of the virtuous circle imply that to leverage the benefits of the circle you have to be using components of the circle in your processes.   The more components you use the more benefit you gain from the circle and the faster the change you will experience.   The combination of these technologies is being called Platform 3.0.

The benefits of each part of the virtuous circle

1. APIs

APIs are the honeybee of software (apis is latin for honeybee)

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Topics: Accelerating Pace of Change, Agile, API, API Management, App, Big Data, BigData, cio, CIO, Cloud, Cloud Services, Collaboration, contributions, corporate IT, cto, CTO, CXO, DevOps, Ecosystem, Enterprise Software, Faster Time to Market, History, InnerSource OpenSource Megatrend SDLC Enterprise R, IOT, IT, Megatrend, megatrend, Mobile, Network Effect, Open Source, open source software, PaaS, Platform 3.0, Social

The technology "disruption" occurring in today's business world is driven by open source and APIs and a new paradigm of enterprise collaboration

Posted by logiclogiclogic on Jul 26, 2014 10:01:11 AM

Disruption and Reuse

It is my contention that 90% of costs are being eliminated from the traditional software development process and the time to market reduced dramatically by leveraging the reuse capable today via open source, APIs, fast deployment and resource sharing with PaaS.   The cost of Enterprise Software was magnified by an order of magnitude by the lack of reuse prevalent in the old paradigm of software development.   This is apparent as we see how fast we are able to build technology today.    This is a major reason for the massive adoption of disruptive technologies of open source and APIs we see today.

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Topics: Accelerating Pace of Change, Agile, API, App, Big Data, BigData, bigdata, Business Connectivity, cio, Cloud, Cloud Middleware, Cloud Services, Collaboration, collaboration, communities, contributions, corporate IT, cto, CTO, CXO, Ecosystem, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Renewal, Enterprise Software, Faster Time to Market, gamification, Git, inner-source, inner-sourcing, InnerSource, innovation, Integration, Internet of Things, IOT, iPaaS, IT, IT organizations, MDM, Megatrend, megatrend, Meritocratic, metadata, middleware, Mobile, Network Effect, Open Source, open source community, open source software, OpenSource, PaaS, reuse, Social, Tesla, WSO2

Understanding the taxonomy and complexity of PaaS

Posted by logiclogiclogic on May 29, 2014 10:54:57 AM

Check out my Presentation I gave last night in Santa Clara to the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group.  A fantastic event with lots of people in attendance, interactive audience.  Here is the link to the slideshare:

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Topics: API Management, Application Composition, Autoscaling, Business Connectivity, cio, CIO, Cloud, Cloud Middleware, Cloud Services, Collaboration, collaboration, cto, CTO, CXO, Ecosystem, Enterprise Application, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Renewal, Enterprise Software, Faster Time to Market, Hybrid, Identity Management, InnerSource, iPaaS, Megatrend, megatrend, open source software, OpenSource, PaaS, Platform 3.0, Polyglot, Resource Sharing, SDLC, Software Engineering, WSO2

Software Development today, Cool APIs, Open Source, Scala, Ruby, Chef, Puppet, IntelliJ, Storm, Kafka

Posted by logiclogiclogic on Apr 1, 2014 3:27:02 PM

What is software development like today?

A complaint I heard from a CIO recently was that when talking to the high flying technologists at his firm he said:  "they talked in strange names, Kafka this, docker that.  Names of open source projects, APIs and languages that make him wonder if these people can program or just piece together technology and names? It's very easy to toss around a lot of names and convince somebody you know what you are talking about, but the real question: If you assume that you can do things like this; Is this the way we should be building software these days? Talk to developers today and a lot are doing something different than what we did just a few years ago.   Today developers may use languages such as Ruby or Scala, PHP or Clojure or combinations of these things in a single project, they may use google APIs and back end as a service APIs, Salesforce APIs and APIs for doing pattern discovery, blob storage.   They may use Storm or Kafka, App Factory, CEP, Stratos, docker, node.js or cassandra or an open source Identity Management.  They may develop on IntelliJ or CodeEnvy in the cloud.   They may build their technology with dependency injection, aspect oriented techniques, test using Chaos Monkey, appium and numerous other web services that in general allow them to have very high productivity.    It is very likely they will complain bitterly if you don't have Git, Maven or Jenkins, Chef or Puppet and numerous other open source tools for them to use that they are familiar with.   It's a new world that has evolved very rapidly.   This cacophony of names is scary for some. I love this diagram that Kinvey came up with some time ago that illustrates some of the complexity of just the APIs for backend as a service in the new paradigm:

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Topics: API, API Management, APIs, App, Application Composition, BigData, bigdata, Chaos Monkey, CIO, Cloud, Collaboration, Component Software, CTO, CXO, Enterprise Application, Enterprise Architecture, InnerSource, Integration, IOT, Megatrend, Middleware, Mobile, Open Source, Resilient, reuse, Social, software development, Software Engineering

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