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Graphical programming naturally fits with infrastructure automation

Posted by Sean O'Shaughnessey on Mar 19, 2019 6:19:34 AM

Graphical programming—or low-code/no-code programming—is excellent for education. When you’re trying to get an 8-year-old to understand programming logic and what software development can accomplish, the ability to create something concrete without spending months learning a programming language or debugging typing or syntax errors is powerful.

When you’re trying to develop a business application, one that has specific, pre-defined business logic associated with it, graphical programming will usually only get you 90% of the way there. When we’re talking about a business application, that isn’t enough. And in most graphical programming platforms, going from 90% to 100% is exceptionally hard.

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Topics: Application Composition, Business Agility, Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Software, PaaS, Reducing Costs of IT, software development, DevOps First, Full Stack Deployment, DevOps Automation, Machine Generated Code, Infrastructure Automation

Cloud maturity and the unseen debt

Posted by John Mathon on Dec 10, 2017 8:13:14 AM

We are still at an early stage of cloud deployment for the vast majority of companies in the world.  However, surveys show that this is changing rapidly.  The cloud has proven itself in cost, reliability and security.    In fact, the onus has gone the other way now.  

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Topics: DevOps First, Full Stack Deployment

Simple standards crush complex ones

Posted by John Mathon on Aug 2, 2017 8:40:46 AM

SOA -> API as  PaaS -> Docker 

I frequently make an analogy of why API's have supplanted SOA as being for similar reasons why Docker/Kubernetes is supplanting PaaS.

SOA was architecturally superior and theoretically provided the same benefits as API's.  Many companies went down the SOA road but few ever implemented it very far.  For instance, governance registry is pretty key part of the whole reuse idea in SOA and those were rarely implemented by companies and those that implemented them rarely found much reuse.   Reuse which was a primary goal of SOA and it was never achieved in most companies.  

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Topics: Containers as a Service, Full Stack Deployment

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