The one remaining benefit of the mololith/n-tier architecture — statefulness — is soon to become a thing of the past.
One of the primary advantages of containers is the ability to quickly deploy a single, discrete application with a known configuration, fully supported within the container.
The world of IT has been moving towards a new direction.
Of all the amazing announcements made during the re:Invent keynotes, among the most impressive I heard was Thursday’s announcement of X-Ray.
It’s common among many development teams – often larger teams, but especially those using agile project management and continuous deployment – to automate the process of application builds.