What are Microservices? Code Examples, Best Practices, Tutorials and More

Microservices are increasingly used in the development world as developers work to create larger, more complex applications that are better developed and managed as a combination of smaller services that work cohesively together for more extensive, application-wide functionality. Tools such as Service Fabric are rising to meet the need to think about and build apps using a piece-by-piece methodology that is, frankly, less mind-boggling than considering the whole of the application at once.


Five worthy reads: Infrastructure as Code, the single source of truth

From server setup and hardware configuration to application deployment, traditional end-to-end IT infrastructure management has high overhead and takes a lot of time and effort. With the advent of cloud computing, IT infrastructure has evolved to address the availability, scalability, and agility problems organizations face. Yet the issue of inconsistent configurations remains, because the manual setup of cloud infrastructure can still lead to discrepancies.


Having Cake and Eating It: How to Use Terraform to Build SignalFx Alerts from Code

If making dashboards or detectors is a great way to protect and understand your stack, imagine how amazing it would be if you didn’t have to make them and they just popped into existence, curated by experts in your organization. It’s like a cooking show where the host pulls a baked and iced cake from under the counter. Voila! This, friends, is one of the benefits of monitoring as code.


Best 14 CI/CD Tools You Must Know | Updated for 2019

“Quality at Speed” is the new norm in software development. Enterprises are making their moves toward DevOps methodologies and Agile culture to accelerate the delivery speed and ensure product quality. In DevOps, a continuous and automated delivery cycle is the backbone that makes fast and reliable delivery possible. This results in the need for proper continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools.

How to Choose Your Cloud Provider

With the emergence of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2002, the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model kickstarted the public cloud revolution that has permanently changed how IT services are deployed and delivered. According to Gartner’s July 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service report, the annual cloud IaaS market is currently worth $41.4 billion and is expected to grow to $81.5 billion by 2022.