Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

Marketing Director, Open Source Software @ Swim.ai. Writes about the swimOS platform and real-time distributed applications.

Recent Posts by Brad Johnson:

by Brad Johnson, on Aug 22, 2019 1:25:23 PM

Naming is critical for understanding any new technology, so I wanted to set straight some common terms and important acronyms you’ll run across in the swimOSphere. First, let’s start with …

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by Brad Johnson, on Aug 21, 2019 12:48:22 PM

Ever since the first applications started moving data records, we’ve needed ways to annotate those records with formatting instructions. Many of these record notation formats are familiar to developers. For …

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by Brad Johnson, on Aug 13, 2019 1:24:41 PM

Did you know that Swim.ai has its own podcast series? The SwimStreams podcast is a recurring series focussed on distributed applications and real-time software architectures. Hear from members of the …

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by Brad Johnson, on Jul 19, 2019 12:45:39 PM

My job is convincing people to use free software. Intuitively, you would think it’s easier to sell something that’s free than convincing someone to pay you. It’s not. Even if …

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by Brad Johnson, on Jul 2, 2019 3:19:54 PM

Today, the Java ecosystem remains one of the largest developer communities on planet earth. At over 9 million active developers, the Java programming language is used every day to build and run systems …

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by Brad Johnson, on Jun 24, 2019 12:35:31 PM

Even the most simple chat user interfaces bely a world of architectural complexity. Features like authentication, user presence, chat rooms, user counts, message encryption and countless others represent a significant …

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by Brad Johnson, on Jun 21, 2019 10:34:55 AM

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the noble REST API. They’re anywhere and everywhere. REST is the lingua franca of the application world. REST APIs have been the equivalent of software …

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by Brad Johnson, on Jun 13, 2019 12:06:10 PM

The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007. And while the advent of the iPhone was hardly the only catalyst of the smartphone revolution, I consider this to be …

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by Brad Johnson, on Jun 7, 2019 12:11:52 PM

Five years ago when I started tracking media buzz around stateful architectures, I’d see a few articles every month about running stateful containers. That's about when Caitie McCaffrey first shared this awesome …

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by Brad Johnson, on May 31, 2019 7:57:00 AM

Aggregating data from heterogeneous REST APIs and streaming sources can be a pain. In order to achieve real-time insights or visualizations, developers need to efficiently combine REST and streaming data …

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