API, Microservices and integration
At this years WSO2 EU Con there were a lot of talks on how organic cells are similar to self servicing development teams. An interesting analogy that I thought worth elaborating on. Maybe this is the way forward to further increase development speed and agility, for sure the tools are already there...
Recent analyst reports from Scandinavia and North America, continue to enforce the notion of IT departments being squeezed between resource availability and business expectations. According to feedback from IT decision makers, the discrepancy in expectations from the business and what IT really can deliver continues to grow. This growing discrepancy paired with new phenomenon introduced on the market calls for a revamped view on the future IT strategy and the partners/SIs organisations choose to implement it.
As with all software development it is crucial to implement a solid test framework to verify and adopt when implementing Microservices. And a solid test framework might be even more important when you implement a Microservices strategy. Why? Because an important objective behind the initiative often is to decrease time from development to production and to do this you have to minimize the requirement for manual testing.