Joseph Gulla

Joseph Gulla




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  • Journey from Idea to Practice: Computer Architecture and Linux
    April 15, 2019
  • The Journey From Idea to Practice in IT Can Be Short
    April 8, 2019
  • Application Modernization Challenges Aren't Just Technical
    April 1, 2019
  • REST, SOAP, Microservices, Monitoring and Management
    March 25, 2019
  • Traditional and Nontraditional Approaches to Application Modernization
    March 18, 2019
  • Journey from Idea to Practice: Computer Architecture and Linux

    Last week, I wrote about web hosting and breaking up the monolith. These are two big ideas that moved forward (or are moving forward) at different rates of adoption. One peaked and the other is heading for it rapidly. This week, I’ll focus on computing architectures and the emergence of Linux. 

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    Posted: April 15, 2019 |

    The Journey From Idea to Practice in IT Can Be Short

    This is the first post in this series on how important ideas end up becoming common practice in IT.  Not all ideas make this journey and not all do it quickly, but the powerful and timely ones make it and provide a fun journey for the participants to change along the way. 

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    Posted: April 8, 2019 |

    Application Modernization Challenges Aren't Just Technical

    This is the last post in this series on application modernization. The focus here is on four crucial components of application modernization: business aspects, organizational opportunities, personnel needs and skills.

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    Posted: April 1, 2019 |

    REST, SOAP, Microservices, Monitoring and Management

    This is the fifth post in this series on application modernization. The focus here is on different aspects of the “outside in” approach, specifically Representational State Transfer (REST) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). I’ll also discuss base programs with Java and other languages, and other layers of software and organization like microservices, monitoring and management control.  

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    Posted: March 25, 2019 |

    Traditional and Nontraditional Approaches to Application Modernization

    This is the fourth post in this series on application modernization. The focus here is on a discussion of traditional and nontraditional approaches and techniques for application modernization. It’s difficult to imagine modernizing an application without opening up the source code, but when you examine the details behind the nontraditional approaches, you can see the ways they can be used and the benefits they bring.  

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    Posted: March 18, 2019 |

    Application Modernization and Toolsets

    This is the third post in this series on application modernization. The focus here is on toolsets to support modernization activities at all levels, from strategy work through implementation projects like indexed files to database migration, or support for outputs to mobile devices. How big is the role of toolsets in the overall effort?

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    Posted: March 11, 2019 |

    Application Modernization Methods: What’s Useful?

    This is the third post in this series about application modernization. Last week, the focus of my post was on strategies as a plan of action or policy designed to support application modernization efforts. A high-level and informed plan of action is needed for any renovation effort. This week, my focus is on methods to carry out the effort. A method is a specific procedure, systematic or established pattern to inform and guide application modernization. 

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    Posted: March 4, 2019 |

    Survey of Application Modernization Strategies

    Last week, I began a new series about application modernization. I concluded that post by writing that I would next focus on a survey of application modernization strategies as a plan of action or policy designed to support application modernization efforts. Simply put, a high-level and informed plan of action is needed for any renovation effort. 

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    Posted: February 25, 2019 |

    Strategies, Methods and Toolsets for Modernization

    With this post, I am starting new series about application modernization. I have written about application modernization a number of times in the last four years, but now I’m taking a fresh look at the topic by taking a more systematic and organized approach as I have observed the size and complexity of the topic. What is this systematic approach? Let me explain. 

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    Posted: February 18, 2019 |

    Architectural Enhancements for a Wide Variety of Workloads

    With this post, I continue my exploration of IBM Z and its powerful support for some of the most important software for application development. 

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    Posted: February 11, 2019 |

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