Thanks Roland, for clearly connecting the dots between microservices and the surrounding goals. I also see where containerization of middleware can be the best and only step.
TL;DR a lot of different things!
I’m often asked about my job:
So I thought it might be good to take all those…
Since my world primarily revolves around cloud computing, my technology trends bear that lens.
Why cloud: scalability, availability, efficiency, and security
The march continues onward for many companies to host more and more of their digital estates on public clouds. But it’s not that easy to wholesale declare you’re going…
I love this time of year because I get to reflect on what’s happened and what’s to come next. This year’s themes arise from what the world experienced in 2020 — pandemic, natural disasters, social injustice, and more.
I’m starting my series of trend blogs with a general look at…
I surprised myself. I thought I had nailed task management ages ago. But in 2020, I reinvented how I manage my time.
So, what’s different during Covid?
A couple years ago, Karan Shukla spoke at the IBM Design Studio’s Craftcon. His talk, Designing for the Human Brain, was inspirational to me, as I build content and user experiences for our busy users. My favorite takeaways follow.
The lazy brain
After a UI text review with a teammate, I realized that improving this text could be boiled down to five simple steps.
Before jumping into those steps, this mockup of a user interface shows the pain of repetition:
See, even this blog title uses marketing’s vaunted tips for better SEO and viral potential. The title asks a question, setting up a desire to learn more. And, the title uses a provocative keyword.
So did it work? If you’re reading this sentence, you clicked and read. Which leads us…
“Hey, we do what we do best. We improvise, all right?”
So my movie reference has only a tenuous connection with animation. All the same, I am inspired by Val Head and Sarah Drasner. They are each experts in compelling animation, specifically on the web.
Animation has had a bad…