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Service Oriented Architecture: A Dead Simple Explanation

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has been with us for a long time. The term first appeared in 1998, and since then it’s grown in popularity. It’s also branched into several variants,...
Eric Goebelbecker January 8, 2019

REST vs. RESTful: The Difference and Why the Difference Doesn’t Matter

What’s the difference between a REST API and a RESTful one? Is there a difference? This sounds like the kind of academic question that belongs on Reddit. But then you...
Eric Goebelbecker December 11, 2018

Coupling in Programming: What This Means and How Not to Get Burned

What is coupling in programming? Is it something we want to avoid when we design and write code? If so, why? And more importantly, how? Let’s take a look at...
Eric Goebelbecker December 4, 2018

Mentoring Software Developers as an Architect

A while back we discussed the unique career path architects have to travel. We wrote that article for developers who want to advance their careers and aren’t sure which way...
Eric Goebelbecker November 27, 2018

How to Measure Lines of Code? Let’s Count the Ways

There are a few ways to count lines of code, and they each have their advantages and disadvantages. Much of the differences come down to defining what a “line” is....
Eric Goebelbecker February 27, 2018