Posts by Ryan Goltry

How Corda Networks Operate - Overview

Corda networks are peer to peer, private networks for distributed ledger business transactions. These networks are accessible by deploying one’s own Corda node with an X509 certificate signed by a Corda network operator. With the signed certificate, one can propose and sign transactions with any party that is also a member of the same Corda network, subject to the business rules of the network governing the particular transaction (e.g. Consensus protocol for transaction, Smart Contract terms, compliance with Notary ratification/validation, etc.. As the network is non-gossipy, one does not see or

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With the proliferation of service meshes composed of Microservices, Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) and the API Management (APIM) solutions to develop, deploy, manage and govern both API’s and Microservices, the need for Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) best practices and approaches to converge with APIM produced machine data (data/application logging) has never been greater. Without the ability to intelligently collect, infer, inform and extract insights to improve the performance of the enterprise ecosystem of applications and services that make up your service mesh, the sprawl of API’s and microservices will inexorably overwhelm your ability to manage, much

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One of the most exciting things about API’s is the ability to invoke them to parse and evaluate a message (i.e. an Order Status object), and, based on the contents of the message, distribute to up to N number of systems to complete the transaction(s). While traditional Message Queuing (MQ) solutions are the obvious Go-To (to ensure reliability, and support for asynchronous messaging), this blog post explores leveraging JMS to handle reliable, synchronous & asynchronous message delivery to an N number of downstream systems. How would you architect the solution?

The first pass is pretty simple:

  1. Expose

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