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About Phil Helm

Phil Helm is a Principal Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC. He is also the president of Iasa Raleigh, a Triangle-based IT architecture chapter of Iasa Global. Phil has over 17 years of experience working in software. In his 14+ years at IBM he worked on a number of platforms, products and tools with a focus on Java applications, virtualization and runtime operations. At MetLife he is working on Microservices, API strategy and containers. Phil is a Sun certified Java programmer, an Iasa and SEI certified architect and holds both a Bachelors and a Masters in Computer Science.

How can I be successful implementing Microservices?

This blog post is one in a series that will give you some insight into the full day training class (Microservices Solution Architectures) I will be teaching at the ITARC Austin on October 6th, 2016. A better question may be "If I can't/don't change , am I going to create business value?" In my opinion,

Why Should I Choose a Microservices Architecture?

This blog post is one in a series that will give you some insight into the full day training class (Microservices Solution Architectures) I will be teaching at the ITARC Austin on October 6th, 2016.  That's a great question. Maybe you shouldn't. I have had this debate with more than one person: "Isn't a microservices architecture just

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Debugging a container that won’t start

To implement an architecture that takes advantage of container technology, one way to persist the data has been to use a separate data container. In my case, I am using Jenkins in a container, and I want to save the configuration/jobs/history from my CI flow. Ideally, this container would a part of some kind of

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