Microservice is one of the buzz words doing the rounds at the moment. So, what are microservices, and are they worth investing in? A microservice is, as the name suggests, a small service (“fine grained” may be a better term to describe it). The idea behind it is that each microservice encapsulates a small chunk …

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Build vs Buy

Nothing gets software developers more hot under the collar than the ‘build or buy’ discussion. This is a discussion about whether a business should build their own custom software to run their business, or buy and off-the-shelf package. Business leaders looking to reduce costs often opt for the buy option (SaaS ‘Software-as-a-Service’ solutions, off-the-shelf applications, …

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