Is Alex Hudson right that software architecture is failing?

via GIPHY I read Hacker News aka Ycombinator’s popular top 100. I never fail to find useful, surprising & stimulating reading there. I recently stumbled on Alex Hudson’s software architecture is failing. It’s very good, I recommend reading it. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. But why did it grab my …

Some irresistible reading for March – outages, code, databases, legacy & hiring

via GIPHY I decided this week to write a different type of blog post. Because some of my favorite newsletters are lists of articles on topics of the day. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s what I’m reading right now. 1. On Outages While everyone is scrambling to figure out …

As cloud expands, does legacy grow too?

I was recently reading Drew Bell’s post Legacy systems are everywhere. It struck a deep chord for me. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Drew first touches on a story of upgrading an application with legacy components, taking pieces offline, and rebuilding to eliminate technical debt. He then tells a parallel …