Hans Bot

Hans Bot
Hans is an experienced architect in the digital world, has always been at the frontline of developments. Nowadays Hans is focused on state-of-the-art cloud and integration platforms serving as a base for digital transformation. Hans has a passion for modern technologies. At the same time, he values the merits of proven ones.

Recent Posts

Through the MicroScope

Posted by Hans Bot on 14 Mar, 2019

I assume that by now you’re well aware that there is a renewed excitement in our industry. Digital Transformation is gaining steam, and the cloud is hotter than hot. Have you noticed the Cambrian Explosion that’s going on in cloud technologies? Have a look at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. At the moment of writing, they’ve registered 609 cards with a total of 1,371,481 stars, a total market cap of $6.25T and funding of $17.7B. Impressive. There must be another boom going on. Of course, not all of these initiatives will survive over the long term. In that respect, it is really similar to the Cambrian Explosion: only the fittest survive. From an architectural perspective, this is not the most relevant question to ask. It is more interesting to know if the underlying trend is solid. Will the paradigm that we now know as cloud-native survive long term? That’s the question I’m exploring in this blog.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, ESB, Cloud, Digital Transformation, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Digital Strategy, Microservices

Who’s afraid of an upgrade?

Posted by Hans Bot on 21 Feb, 2019

With the success of the App Store as a market to distribute applications, people have gotten used to their apps getting updated regularly. In fact, many people simply accept their updates automatically, and trust the provider to not mess up. And then they forget about it altogether. After all, you want to use an app, not manage it, right? Given the scale of apps and the number of smartphones, it’s remarkable that this model works pretty much flawlessly. And the same model works for your phone operating system, especially when you’re on iOS (update practices of Android phone manufacturers differ). Apple proudly reported that iOS 12 adoption rate hit 50% of eligible devices within a mere three weeks of launch. Hundreds of millions of devices got updated within mere weeks. Without any serious issue. 

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Topics: WSO2, WSO2 Update Manager, Technical

Micro is the new Enterprise

Posted by Hans Bot on 10 Jan, 2019

It’s not that hard to think of a state-of-the-art architecture, designed to continuously evolve with changing demands, changing expectations, and changing technologies. You just need to disentangle your software into microservices, make them event-driven, run them in auto-scaling and auto-healing containers on top of a software defined network, put API management in place and fully automate your deployments. 

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Topics: Microservices, Microgateway, WSO2 Micro Integrator

Ballerina – Yet Another Programming Language?

Posted by Hans Bot on 16 Aug, 2018

The world of computer languages seems adrift. Hardly have you finished your first experiment with a new and promising language, and something new, even more promising comes along, waiting to be studied too. It’s hard to keep up, let alone to get some real work done in the meantime. I mean, how many modern computer languages is enough? 

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Topics: Ballerina, Technical

Subscription Governance in the WSO2 API Developer Portal

Posted by Hans Bot on 5 Jul, 2018

API Management is still a rapidly developing area. Many API Management suppliers have given the API Store little thought. It’s just a portal to advertise API’s. Since store visitors are mostly not involved in product selection, investments have been kept to a minimum. In the meantime, more mature API Publishers have discovered that the functionality of the API Developer’s Portal is vital for the success of their API Management initiative – and possibly of their larger corporate digitization efforts. Consequently, we’re seeing more investment in developer engagement and support.

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Topics: APIs, API Management, API Strategy