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Microservices are for humans, not machines
"The microservice architecture is an architectural style that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services, which implement business capabilities. The microservice architecture enables the continuous delivery/deployment of large, complex applications. It also enables an organisation to evolve its technology stack."
microservices  architecture  business  programming 
december 2018 by garrettc
Dimensions.Guide | The Database of Sizes
A comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our built environment.
design  architecture  reference  measurement  svg  size  dimensions 
december 2018 by garrettc
Some notes on running new software in production
Touches on playbooks, ok/not ok to break, Kubernetes, and Envoy
devops  sysadmin  architecture  kubernetes  envoy  bestpractice 
november 2018 by garrettc
Inside look at modern web browser (part 1)
Learn how browser turn your code into functional website from high-level architecture to the specifics of the rendering pipeline.
architecture  browser  chrome  webdevelopment  worldwideweb 
october 2018 by garrettc
From seashore to beehive: 2018's best architectural photography - in pictures
The shortlist for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards highlights the expertise of architectural photography with a record number of budding and professional photographers participating
news  photography  architecture  inspiration 
october 2018 by garrettc
Drawn Together: The Evolution of Architectural Scale Figures
"As they evolved, illustrated figures in architecture (sometimes called ‘scalies’) have grown to have more personality, color and life, serving as more than a means to measure relative distances, heights and widths in renderings."
architecture  history  design  inspiration  scale 
july 2018 by garrettc
moon hoon
"moon hoon is a korean architect who also goes by the name 'moonbalsso'. based in seoul, moon hoon is known for his playful and distinctive style of design."
architecture  design  inspiration  designthinking  environment 
june 2018 by garrettc
Evolving Away From Entities - Wide Awake Developers
Hat tip to Stuart Halloway… once again a 10 minute conversation with
Stu grew into a combination of code and writing that helped me clarify …
microservices  programming  architecture  restful  http  webdevelopment 
may 2018 by garrettc
What You Should Know About JAMstack
"In this article, we’ll take a look inside the JAMstack and see why supporters are calling it “the future of the internet”."
webdevelopment  jamstack  javascript  architecture  ssg 
march 2018 by garrettc
Ends and means
"Large corporations using their power to influence politics seems like a very bad idea. Isn’t it still a bad idea, even if I happen to agree with the cause?"
worldwideweb  google  facebook  architecture 
february 2018 by garrettc
Machines for Living In: Le Cobusier’s Pivotal “Five Points of Architecture”
"Le Corbusier was a painter, writer, architect and planner, but he was also an adept promoter of novel designs and theories. So when he debuted his Maison Dom-Ino concept home, it boasted a light and elegant form, but was also cleverly named — its title referenced the look and modularity of gaming “dominoes” (with dots extruded to form columns) as well as “domus,” the Latin word for house."
design  designthinking  architecture  history  inspiration 
february 2018 by garrettc
12-Factor Apps in Plain English
"Popular platform-as-a-service provider Heroku […] maintains a manifesto of sorts called The Twelve-Factor App. It outlines a methodology for developers to follow when building modern web-based applications. Despite being partly self-serving (apps built like this will translate more naturally to running on Heroku), there’s a lot of meaty best-practices worth examining"
architecture  development  devops  programming  software  webdevelopment  bestpractice  appdevelopment  cloud 
february 2018 by garrettc
The Twelve-Factor App
A methodology for building modern, scalable, maintainable software-as-a-service apps.
architecture  development  devops  programming  software  webdevelopment  bestpractice  appdevelopment 
january 2018 by garrettc
Introduction to modern network load balancing and proxying
It was brought to my attention recently that there is a dearth of introductory educational material available about modern network load balancing and proxying. I thought to myself: How can this be…
loadtesting  loadbalancing  architecture  network  programming  devops 
december 2017 by garrettc
Seeing Spaces
Bret Victor's 2014 talk and comic explaining the idea of a "seeing space," like a workshop or maker space, but for enabling understanding instead of building.
architecture  design  inspiration  designthinking  visualisation 
december 2017 by garrettc
A research roundup to show that your office layout is toxic (and some tips for making it better)
I used to think my frustration with open office plans meant that something was wrong with me. Everyone seemed so bought into the hype about how open layouts create transparency and collaboration.
architecture  work  office  openoffice  business 
september 2017 by garrettc
Abandoned States: Places In Idyllic 1960s Postcards Have Transformed Into Scenes Of Abandonment
The transformation of these Poconos and Catskills resorts is like looking through some sort of dystopian View-Master.
history  photography  architecture 
september 2017 by garrettc
The London Render Search
James Bridle on "scalies", the stock art people that architects use in renders to give a sense of scale.
art  design  designthinking  architecture  inspiration 
september 2017 by garrettc
Spaceships by Lars Stieger
Buildings photographed to evoke futuristic spaceships.
architecture  art  photography  designthinking  inspiration  sciencefiction 
august 2017 by garrettc
Rain Chains & Musical Drains: Downspout Alternatives Put Drainage on Display
Good design is in the details, as they say, and great architectural design details are often site-specific, responding to local contexts and regional conditions. In places like the Pacific Northwest where rain is a defining factor of everyday life, designing for drainage is naturally essential but it also represents an opportunity to get creative. And one way to do that is with a kind of drain pipe alternative called a “rain chain.”
design  architecture  designthinking  inspiration  home 
august 2017 by garrettc
HTTPS on Stack Overflow: The End of a Long Road
A very long, but super interesting, article about how Stack Overflow moved to https. Lots of really interesting takeaways
deployment  security  ssl  stackoverflow  https  devops  architecture  sysadmin 
may 2017 by garrettc
Designing Systems, Part 1: Theory, Practice, and the Unfortunate In-between
Brasília, seen from above, looks like a bird or a plane. Image: NASA Earth Observatory Part one of a three-part essay based on the talk I gave at Smashing…
designpatterns  designsystems  userexperience  webdevelopment  designthinking  architecture  city 
february 2017 by garrettc
API Design Guide
"This is a general design guide for networked APIs. It has been used inside Google since 2014 and is the guide we follow when designing Cloud APIs and other Google APIs. It is shared here to inform outside developers and to make it easier for us all to work together."
api  architecture  documentation  google  rest  restful  rpc  network  development 
february 2017 by garrettc
Famous TV Shows Brought to Life with 3D plans | Drawbotics
Ever wondered what it'd be like to work at Dunder Mifflin or Pearson Hardman? Discover the 3D floor plans of your favorite TV shows in UltraHD
architecture  cool  design  television 
february 2017 by garrettc
What UX Designers can Learn from Architects
When we skimp on research, our work suffers. With that in mind, there's a lot we can learn from architects, who are forced to do research before beginning a new building. This week, author and former architect Ling Lim illustrates how we can improve our projects by thinking like architects.
architecture  design  userexperience  webdesign  webdevelopment  designthinking 
november 2016 by garrettc
Getting beyond MVP
Your MVP looks like it’s heading towards product-market fit, now what?
architecture  programming  mvp  business  software 
november 2016 by garrettc
Designing for everyone
How the new LightHouse for the Blind models building for inclusivity
inclusivity  design  architecture  userexperience  pamoja 
september 2016 by garrettc
API First Transformation at Etsy – Concurrency
API First Transformation at Etsy – Concurrency Posted by on September 6, 2016 At Etsy we have been doing some pioneering work with our Web APIs . We switched to…
api  architecture  etsy  webdevelopment 
september 2016 by garrettc
The Bauhaus
A searchable digitized collection of over 32,000 Bauhaus artifacts: including paintings, photographs, drawings, textiles, sculptures, periodicals
art  history  bauhaus  design  architecture 
august 2016 by garrettc
Radio drama staircase
Radio drama staircase, BBC Maida Vale. Wood, carpet, concrete: three acoustics. Been running up these half my life
design  architecture  sound 
august 2016 by garrettc
Mesmerizing Motels of the Atomic Age
An homage to the distinctive and disappearing architecture of a bygone era
architecture  history  photography 
august 2016 by garrettc
Serverless Architectures
Serverless architectures replace a managed server with a collection of third party services and FaaS
architecture  serverless  aws  lambda  programming 
july 2016 by garrettc
Introducing the GOV.UK publishing platform in detail
Lovely clarity from on how the GOV.UK publishing platform works in detail
cms  publishing  webdevelopment  architecture  gds 
july 2016 by garrettc
It's not you. Bad doors are everywhere
This video is about doors. Joe Posner investigates, with some help from 99% invisible
IFTTT  YouTube  video  design  99pi  builtworld  architecture  usability  affordance 
february 2016 by garrettc
"…an ongoing personal project about corridors in science fiction film."
architecture  design  film  sciencefiction 
august 2015 by garrettc
Using logs to build a solid data infrastructure (or: why dual writes are a bad idea)
How does your database store data on disk reliably? It uses a log.
How does one database replica synchronise with another replica? It uses a log. How does a distributed algorithm like Raft achieve consensus? It uses a log. How does activity data get recorded in a system like Apache Kafka? It uses a log. How will the data infrastructure of your application remain robust at scale? Guess what…
devops  architecture  log  logging  monitoring 
may 2015 by garrettc
How to make money with free software...
The thought and programming that went into designing a winning entry for a new Dutch 5 euro commemorative coin.A story of art, design, architecture, numismatics, and software.
python  design  currency  netherlands  opensource  art  architecture  numismatics  software 
october 2014 by garrettc
The Reactive Manifesto
We believe that a coherent approach to systems architecture is needed, and we believe that all necessary aspects are already recognised individually: we want systems that are Responsive, Resilient, Elastic and Message Driven. We call these Reactive Systems.
architecture  development  manifesto  programming  devops  sysadmin 
september 2014 by garrettc
Continuous Integration & Delivery - Illustrated
Hand-drawn sketches by Nhan Ngo that illustrate the principles of Continuous Integration & Delivery. Released under a Creative Commons license.
advice  architecture  devops  continuousdeployment  continuousintegration 
august 2014 by garrettc
An interactive online exhibition celebrating Hong Kong’s neon signs
architecture  hongkong  light  typography  science  art 
may 2014 by garrettc
"A group of Germans, led by architect Jakob Tigges, have decided that Berlin already has an artificial mountain. Built on the site of the former Tempelhof Airport, "The Berg" towers 1,071 meters above the surrounding landscape, edging out the Burj Khalifa as the tallest manmade structure on Earth. It has a website, a Facebook group, photos, testimonials, and tourism information.

Now, nobody can see this mountain. But supporters insist that it's there."
architecture  berg  berlin  design  funny  mountain 
may 2014 by garrettc
Invisible Themepark
"Invisible Themepark deals with all manner of secret infrastructure, fake places, imagined and illusory environments, secret doors, room, passages, and just about anything else that even remotely fits into these categories."
diagram  architecture  inspiration  history  cutaway 
august 2013 by garrettc
Our Local Correspondents: Up and Then Down : The New Yorker
Fascinating New Yorker article about elevator design (yes, really)
design  architecture  technology  history 
march 2012 by garrettc
Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world
Somewhat scary video from TED about the algorithms that shape our financial markets, and the terraforming humanity is undertaking on their behalf.
ted  video  algorithm  architecture  socialscience  society  finance 
august 2011 by garrettc
Understand The Web
"Want to know if your ‘HTML application’ is part of the web? Link me into it. Not just link me to it; link me into it. Not just to the black-box frontpage. Link me to a piece of content. Show me that it can be crawled, show me that we can draw strands of silk between the resources presented in your app. That is the web" - Ben Ward
webstandards  http  architecture  rest  internet  webdevelopment  restful 
february 2011 by garrettc
Seven ways to think like the web by Jon Udell
Given the web’s hybrid nature, how to can we teach people to make best use of this distributed hypermedia system?
web  rest  architecture  data  communication  principles  theory  society  restful 
january 2011 by garrettc
A Room to Let in Old Aldgate | Spitalfields Life
Wonderful late 19th photographs from the Spitalfields and Aldgate areas of London.
london  photography  history  architecture 
november 2010 by garrettc
Writer In Residence
An absolutely gorgeous building designed specifically to be a writer's retreat.
reading  writing  design  architecture 
september 2010 by garrettc
Architecture is Destiny: A Tale of Two Cities and Lessons for the Social Business
Why would one small French town be undergoing stagnation while another three kilometres away is thriving? Could it be because of the respective architectures and layouts?
architecture  society  socialspace  townplanning 
march 2010 by garrettc
N Building
A new commercial building in Tokyo where the facade is a giant QR code: "If a QR Code is static, what could we do with a dynamic device like the iPhone? Our proposed vision of the future is one where the facade of the building disappears, showing those inside who want to be seen. As you press on the characters their comments made on online appear in speech bubbles. You can also browse shop information, make reservations and download coupons. Rather than broadly tagging, we display information specific to the building in a manner in which the virtual (iPhone) serves to enhance the physical (N Building)"
architecture  design  art  advertising  video  augmentedreality 
january 2010 by garrettc
BLDGBLOG: Remnants of the Biosphere
Awesome and creepy photos of the abandoned Biosphere 2 experiment (remember that?!) in the Arizona desert
architecture  photography  abandoned  geography  science  biology  biosphere 
january 2010 by garrettc
World Digital Library Home
The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and more.
science  library  knowledge  mapping  music  maps  film  photography  architecture 
december 2009 by garrettc
Pattern in Islamic Art
Over 4000 downloadable images of patterns and other design features drawn from the Islamic world.
art  design  patterns  architecture  history  inspiration  islam  geometry  maths  mathematics 
august 2009 by garrettc
Lost London
Fascinating collection of photographs from the tail end of 19th London.
photography  architecture  history  vintage  london  urban 
march 2009 by garrettc
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