ChatGPT Prompting for Architects and Executives

Introduction In chapter six of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” under a section, titled “Pig and Pepper.”, the following dialogue plays out: Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.Alice: I don’t much care […]

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Advanced PayPal Checkout Simplified

Discover how to cut down on transaction fees for your growing eCommerce site by integrating with PayPal directly. Learn about the benefits of customizability and cost savings with this free, open-source solution available on GitHub.

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The Leadership Quadrant

English is one of the world’s most widely spoken languages.  The language has evolved significantly over time, transforming from a cultural to a functional language.  It is now a global communication tool, rather than a codification and expression of the values and practices of the English people.  I am a first-generation immigrant, originally from Nigeria […]

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HTTP Status Codes and Business Errors

In a three-tier architecture involving a frontend system (FE), a middleware layer (MW) and a backend system (BE), the FE sends requests via the MW to the BE.  However, the ML is not a pass-through component, rather it acts to decouple the FE and BE.  The MW also acts as a secondary security layer, inspecting […]

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The Fog of Experience

I still remember the early days when I first started out in tech. All answers were apparent and hardly was the ink dry on the request, and I was already delivering pieces of the solution. It was a kind of “Agile”; quick, and invariably, MVP. The success factors for me were essentially the functional aspects. […]

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AWS Kubernetes RBAC Bridge

Kubernetes-to-AWS Security Bridge

In an ever evolving paradigm of virtualised infrastructure, seeking and sealing security gaps must be regarded as BAU.
Security in an interconnected, always-on (24*7), virtualised, digital world is not just important, it could be a game-changer!

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Infrastructure Migration

Cloud Migration and Availability Index

The Cloud Transition The Cloud may not be in-your-face.  But it is pervasive, and gradually taking over many aspects of our traditional IT systems. Companies are not yet making wholesale transitions from existing data-centres and on-premise assets to Cloud. However, when infrastructure reviews occur, whether to upgrade or add new resources, the Cloud beckons. Questions […]

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Cloud Infrastructure Security

Securing our Hybrid Cloud

In a previous article, “One thousand servers, start with one click”, I described the design and implementation of a simple hybrid-Cloud infrastructure.  The view was from a high level, and I intend, God willing, to delve into the detail in a later instalment.  Before that though, I wanted to touch on the subject of hybrid […]

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[Hybrid] Cloud Infrastructure

1000 Cloud Servers: Start With One Click

Cloud and Open Source The arrival of Cloud providers and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has opened up options and possibilities for solution architects.  Our company is working with a client on a major transformation initiative. Leveraging Cloud IaaS and open-source integration platforms, together we have explored options, built competence, and delivered incremental solutions while keeping costs to […]

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Factory Approach to Service Engineering – Preamble

World of Perspectives We all see the world from different perspectives, and the sum of perspectives help us to get a better/fuller understanding of our world.  In this article, we share a perspective on engineering services for business.  This perspective can be summarised as: Intelligent Laziness – strategies to achieve equal or better productivity with […]

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