Archive for the ‘architecture’ Category

If you’re here for my experiments in culinary science move along swiftly, this post isn’t for you. This is all about enterprise architecture versus cloud native architecture. RDBMS is a meatball Enterprises use (or at least have used) Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), and such things have become deeply embedded into the organisation and culture […]



I the early part of the ‘unpanel’ session at last night’s post Cloud Expo London CloudCamp there was a good deal of debate about DevOps and what it means. Some people talked about new skill mixes, others talked about tools. These are I think simply artefacts. The more fundamental change is about design. At the risk […]


I had the pleasure of being invited along to one of Simon Wardley’s Leading Edge Forum dinners last week. Kate Craig-Wood did a great job of summing it up so I don’t have  to:   I hope to return to the questions of corporate irrationality in another post. The dinner was under Chatham House Rules, […]


My friend Randy Bias very kindly came in and did a web conference presentation at work this week on his views of cloud computing (which are well summarised in a post he did at the end of last year). Inevitably the topic of security came up, and Randy, drawing on his past experience in the […]


I first drew this chart back around 2004 for my friend Alexis Richardson. At the time I referred to it in the context of a proprietary research methodology, but I don’t want trademark lawyers chasing me – hence the thesaurised title for this post. The point was very simple – we had standards based protocols […]