The Emerging Architecture Of Internet Applications

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What is most important about this emerging stack is, in Joel’s words, This imposes a very interesting set of challenges for developers, entrepreneurs, and investors as so much of the value in the current Internet stack will be commoditized by this architecture.

Getting The Website Information Architecture Right: How to Structure Your Site for Optimal User Experiences


Information architecture is no joke, yet overwhelming majority of businesses have structured their site using the IMO method – “in my opinion” While common sense is a useful tool and a lot of sites are very simple (e.g. What is information architecture?

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Science: Bland Architecture Is Bad for Your Health

Inc Startups

Research shows that having a Starbucks on every corner makes us miserable

Want to Know What the Office of the Future Will Be Like? This Architecture Trend Has the Answer

Inc Startups

Walls can't talk, yet, but they are listening. As we speak, smart architects are understanding are changing habits and creating habitats that expand what we can do and how we do it. Design

In Search of Digital Excellence

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When Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG invited me to help with his book The Digital Enterprise: The Moves and Motives of the Digital Leaders, he invoked Tom Peters and his best seller In Search of Excellence. Karl-Heinz said we.

Choosing The Right Mobile Application Architecture


One way to mitigate headaches such as these is to have a clear understanding of the different mobile application architectures available. Here are four questions you should be asking when deciding on the right mobile application architecture for your enterprise: 1.

IaaS Architectures

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Timely article in InformationWeek as cloud provider Nirvanix goes out of business about the scrutiny IaaS architectures will increasingly get “The size of the pipes providers use to move data into and out of their cloud is an architectural decision, Cloud Computing, SaaS

Space Matters: Unveiling The Kennel

K9 Ventures

K9 News The Kennel Architecture CHA:COL Creative space Design Industrial Lerch Construction SpaceIn April 2014, in the post Making Moves , I wrote about K9’s impending move to a new space and outlined my reasons for leaving downtown Palo Alto.

Slack, Chatbots, and Voice: At the Intersection of Humans and APIs

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Too long have we ignored the fundamentals of software architecture and design. Product Strategy api chatbots microservices product architecture slack SOAOver the last year, we have seen growth in messaging platforms for business.

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Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

He’s highly qualified, with a BS in Architecture, and three Masters degrees in Visual Communication, Interior Archite cture, and Guidance/Counseling. This is a departure for this blog.

Improving Your API Conversations with Hypermedia, ETags, and Real-Time APIs

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API api api architecture api design hypermedia real-time apisThere is considerable source material on great API design.

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Angels In The Architecture

Feld Thoughts

One of the events on our Do More Faste r book tour will be something we are calling Angels in the Architecture. The Eventbrite signups are below: Palo Alto: Tuesday 10/12/10 – 5pm – 6pm: Angels in the Architecture. Los Angeles: Thursday 10/14/10 – 4pm – 5pm: Angels in the Architecture. Seattle: Friday 10/15/10 – 4pm – 5pm: Angels in the Architecture.

When the architecture department is housed in the ugliest building on campus, something’s gone wrong.

Jessica Mah

When I heard that Berkeley’s architecture department was housed in agreeably the ugliest building on campus, I just about cried from laughter. If anything, this makes Berkeley look like an institution that endorses stupid irony. Another example: All new students at Berkeley are forced to go through an orientation website which doesn’t even function, yet Berkeley supposedly offers a top notch CS education. Is that not weird?

A Brief Intro to Domain Driven Design

Austin Startup

However, we also want to make sure that we can give teams guidance about how to think about these services so that we don’t end up as a large set of mismatched services of vastly different sizes and no cohesive overarching architecture.

Pictures from the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace

How to Change the World

It is one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in Germany. These are pictures from my trip to the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace in Germany. The post Pictures from the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace appeared first on Guy Kawasaki. Life Travel

Creativity In Architecture

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Tags: Awesomeness design inspiration architecture creativity designer hong kong

MIT Built a Futuristic Office Pod That Self-Assembles

Inc Startups

MIT Re-thinks the Office Pod: Gives us a Glimpse into Architecture's Self-assembling Future

Lessons Learned: Sharding for startups

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, January 4, 2009 Sharding for startups The most important aspect of a scalable web architecture is data partitioning. So far, this is just a summary of what all of us who have attempted to build web-scale architectures considers obvious. The solution is to build an architecture that works for the startup condition. To me, the optimal architecture is one that serves four goals simultaneously.

How This Revolutionary Solar-Powered Home Hacks the Sun

Inc Startups

Portugal-based architectural project Houses in Motion has come up with a genius new design to make solar power much more cost-effective

This Just May Be the World's Most Baby-Friendly Office

Inc Startups

Burns & McDonell is an architecture, construction, and consulting firm based out of Missouri--with one perk that will make every parent envious.

Architecture instructor reflects on 41 years

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Former Head of Microsoft Israel Dreams of Billion Dollar Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

His name is often associated with other successful Israelis such as: Shai Agassi , Better Place founder and CEO and former next-in-line to become CEO of SAP, Safra Catz , CFO and co-president of Oracle, and David Perlmutter , an EVP of Intel and GM of Intel Architecture Group. By Ben Bakhshi.

How One Architect Hatched the First Startup From Google's Top Secret Lab

Inc Startups

The unravelling of Michelle Kaufmann's architecture career led her to Google--and to reimagine design

Christine: Three Common Architectures for Blog Community

» Three Common Architectures for Blog Community Todays BlogHer workshop on blog community architectures, led by Nancy White of Full Circle Associates, elicited a set of common community templates: One blog, one blogger. Christine (.net)

The Importance Of Concept Design To The Product Development Process Of Businesses

The Startup Magazine

Architectural Design Outsourcing architectural design BPO concept design outsourcingBefore we delve into the importance of concept design to the product design and development process of businesses, it is imperative that we define it first.

Meet the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Seattle

Inc Startups

This Pacific Northwest stronghold wins big with "green" businesses, from marijuana to energy-efficient architecture

Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate, and what they can do about it

Steve Blank

ARM, a competitor, not only had a better, much lower power processor, but a better business model – they licensed their architecture to other companies that designed their own products. Today that’s built on the premise that an x86 architecture is the one best suited for big data.

Christine: Web 2.0 Inspires Architecture 2.0, and World a Better Place

Inspires Architecture 2.0, and World a Better Place Architecture for Humanity creates sustainable, low-cost housing forboth impoverished and disaster-hit communities. James Baty of AFH is here at Web 2.0Expo to evangelize Architecture 2.0, Inspires Architecture 2.0,

Find a place to hack using NYC architecture

Nathan Hurst

Since starting Hirelite: Speed Dating for Software Jobs , I've been taking a lot of meetings around New York City. After each meeting, I like to find a place nearby to sit, plug in my laptop, and hack for a few hours.

#DefragCon 2013: Programming with Personal Clouds: A Post-Web Architecture — Phil Windley, Kynetx

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Programming with Personal Clouds: A Post-Web Architecture – Phil Windley, Kynetx. The post #DefragCon 2013: Programming with Personal Clouds: A Post-Web Architecture — Phil Windley, Kynetx appeared first on LaunchAny. Personal cloud made up of a constellation of persistent computational objects – picos. Picos have identity, storage, open-event network, processing, event channels, and APIs.

GlueCon 2013 Notes: An Architectural Look at Designing e-commerce APIs – Saranyan Vigraham, BigCommerce

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An Architectural Look at Designing e-commerce APIs – Saranyan Vigraham, BigCommerce (@saranyan). API-first architecture approach gaining traction. The post GlueCon 2013 Notes: An Architectural Look at Designing e-commerce APIs – Saranyan Vigraham, BigCommerce appeared first on LaunchAny. Bad Design. Rigid – too hard to change, too many parts get affected by a change. Fragile – unexpected breaks.

Obligatory pic of the skyline… #HongKong #skyline.

Mark Birch

Obligatory pic of the skyline… #HongKong #skyline #architecture #harbour. hongkong skyline architecture harbour

One million HTTP RPS without load balancing is easy


Especially poignant is the reduced architectural complexity that an application can reap if its performance requirement can be satisfied by a single server. You probably still want at least two servers for resilience, but even after accounting for resilience, your architectural complexity will likely remain simpler than with hundreds of instances. But the simplified system architecture and cost advantage of high-performance options deserve some time in the sun.

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GlueCon 2013 Notes: Single Page Architectures: The API and Appification for the Web Steven Willmott, 3Scale

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Single Page Architectures: The API and Appification for the Web Steven Willmott, 3Scale (@njyx and @3scale). SPAs help drive architectures to APIs for consumption by a variety of sources (intended and unintended). The post GlueCon 2013 Notes: Single Page Architectures: The API and Appification for the Web Steven Willmott, 3Scale appeared first on LaunchAny. Plenty of toolkits available to build SPAs.

Tech Giant Apple Honored for Helping Preserve Historic NYC Structures

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The company received the award for 'marrying modern technology with distinguished architecture

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application


Conversely, a low-performance application might have an architectural bottleneck through which many request types flow (e.g., Performs modestly complex calculations without requiring complex architecture. “It was running fine.”

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How Sam Mizrahi Is Bringing Old World Elegance To A Modern City


Mizrahi describes his passion for real estate and creating buildings of lasting impact in this way: “I fell in love with design and architecture and function and form when I was 16 years old … Real estate gives you the opportunity to create all of those things — to create art, really.

Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time

Feld Thoughts

We had clarity on the product side (we have several fundamental architectural differences that enable a powerfully different approach at scale) but thrashed for a while on the pricing perspective. I was sitting with the founders of a company we’ve funded the other day talking about their competition. I love this product and I use it every day. It doesn’t yet have widespread adoption, but it as extremely actively used by the early adopters.

Why This Design Expert Is Slamming Mark Cuban's Court Redesign Plans

Inc Startups

A Dallas architecture critic is calling out Cuban for a 'pathetic' attempt at bringing innovative design to the Mavericks' basketball court

The Upcoming Weekend With My Dad In Chicago

Feld Thoughts

Every year, my dad and I go on a father son trip somewhere for the weekend. We go wherever he wants to go. This year we are going to Chicago – I’m heading out in about an hour.