It's 10PM. Do you know where your application is?
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When I was growing up in N.Y.C., a commercial would come on the TVposing the question: "It's 10 o'clock.Do you know where your children are?" For some reason, this spooked me a little. How could it be that a parent would not knowwhere their children were? How irresponsible! (Well, now that I havean 18 year old- I think I understand the question a little better.) In an equally spooky way, this reminds me of the currentstate of enterprise applications. Hence, I ask thee
Think about it. Enterprise applications have gotten prettycomplicated over the past 20-30 years. We used to knowwhere they were. Most likely they were running on amainframe. Now they are spread across many distributed computingtiers, each specializing in some particular aspect of theapplication. The disaggregation of the ente
I recorded the following video blog, to describe my view of thestory of how enterprise applications evolved. It's also astarting point to jump into some discussions on appl