This also can make maintaining code more straightforward. For monolithic applications, updating code can present a major burden because of the difficulty inherent in covering all dependencies. As Ophir Gross has noted, "Spaghetti code is full of checks to see what interface version is being used and to make sure that the right code is executed. It's often disorganized and usually results in higher maintenance efforts as changes in code affect functionality in areas that are challenging to predict during development stages." … [Read more...] about How to avoid turning microservices into distributed spaghetti code
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Amazon quickly realized that with all of its systems providing simple, common, and stable microservices, other parts of the company, and ultimately the public at large, could use these services quickly to create their own applications. Amazon, and later AWS customers around the world, were freed from the vagaries of version upgrades, system changes, and code updates, since they could always depend on a service producing a consistent result, irrespective of the technology used to provide that result. … [Read more...] about How to plan a microservices implementation
For the Alien 8 competition, Crash added a new rule - maps could be no larger than 75cm by 55cm. This was due to the entries becoming bigger and more elaborate (the winning Underwurlde map was more like a mural, measuring 5.5m by 2.5m). Therefore it required some skill to depict all of the game's 129 rooms while maintaining the required level of detail. Wil says: "It was two or three days of sitting on my bed with an A2 illustration board, a long ruler, a set square and my trusty Rotring technical pens that my parents had bought me. I'd spent weeks mapping out the game beforehand and had the game running most of the time to check I'd got things right but I never did rough out the whole of the final piece. It was quite the revelation to find out that the map was in the shape of a spaceship when you saw all the screens together. I just made up the stuff around the edges of the map as I went along." … [Read more...] about The seven treasures of Ultimate Play the Game
SOA isn't a new concept -- in fact, sister site TechRepublic has been writing about it since at least 2003, and the definition given back then still applies 17 years later: "In an SOA, the architect attempts to encapsulate the delivery of a specific set of tasks within a single entity that accepts a service request and returns the results of the work performed on its behalf or errors resulting from a failed attempt. The combination of these services, along with guidance on how they can be combined to complete an application, makes up an SOA." … [Read more...] about SOA versus microservices: How are they different?
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019 file photo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, speaks during a news conference in New York. Dolan established a victim compensation fund in 2016, as a successful battle to lift the statute of limitations on the filing of child sexual abuse lawsuits gathered steam. In 2020, the Archdiocese of New York received 15 loans worth at least $28 million just for its top executive offices. Its iconic St. Patrickas Cathedral on Fifth Avenue was approved for at least $1 million. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) less … [Read more...] about Catholic Church got $1.4B in federal funds
The government on Wednesday set aside C$82.3 billion for the wage subsidy program, some C$64 billion more than it has paid out. By contrast, the income support has cost C$53.5 billion so far, and only an additional C$20 billion has been earmarked for this year. … [Read more...] about Post-lockdown: Canada aims to wean people from aid and get them working again