Cloud-native development shines a light on APIs, microservices, chatbots, and next-generation cloud services
Cloud-native development is changing the way developers work, from application architectures to delivery schedules. Modern architectures make it possible to develop modular applications more quickly, and they enable communication about architecture between developers—communication that becomes even more critical in the development of APIs, microservices, machine learning, chatbots, and more. Oracle Magazine caught up with Amit Zavery, senior vice president of integration products at Oracle, to discuss cloud-native architectures and how they are supporting cloud services, future development, and futuristic development.
Oracle Magazine: How is cloud-native development changing application delivery schedules and architectures?
Zavery: The big change is the move from a big bang release approach to a combination of Agile development and continuous integration and delivery.
Continuous integration and delivery is much more agile than a waterfall-based software development process, in which a developer writes a piece of code that gets handed off to QA for testing, and then handed off for system testing, followed by a handoff to release engineering before the change gets delivered as a big patch or a big release more than a year or a year-and-a-half later. With continuous integration and delivery, when a developer changes some application code it is tested as part of the development process and propagated into the internal and external versions of the application in an integrated process rather than through a waterfall release.
Cloud-native development also separates the development architecture from particular hardware platforms or systems. Development can move seamlessly between different development environments and systems. If a development project uses containers, for example, the developers know that containers enable them to move application workloads to other locations, but they don’t need to know about the underlying infrastructure. Read the complete interview here.
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