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It seems that we have past the top of the hype around Platform-as-a-Service. A good moment to assess how serious the adoption of PaaS is in the enterprise. The different PaaS flavours It’s a while ago that I tried to structure and categorize the different…
Model-Driven PaaS is perceived as more mature than other PaaS approaches because it delivers business value quicker.
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Last month I was in Barcelona at the HP Discover conference and I followed the coverage of DockerCon a bit as well. Two conferences, the first from one of the largest tech companies on the planet, a company which inception was one of the triggers of the…
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Over the last couple of years the engineering team at Mendix has grown fast. Over the last 1.5 years the team has almost doubled and we are still looking for bright minds. There is a lot that can and will go wrong if you grow this fast. Here are my four…
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A couple of weeks ago we had Mendix World, our global community event. I really enjoyed the event! It was inspiring to talk with so many of our users, customers, and partners, and to just feel the vibe. If you missed it you can get a glimpse of the…
Full video of the Mendix World 2014 CTO keynote. Includes a new model for cloud architectures and the launch of the Mendix AppCloud.
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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is hot! Why? Because the year started with a lot of link-bait articles declaring PaaS dead. That’s a clear sign, right? More seriously, the expected size of the public PaaS market will be $14 billion by 2017. That’s about 10…
OpenStack doesn't have business value itself. It needs additional services like PaaS or even better Model-Driven PaaS to become relevant for the business.
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There is something interesting going on in our industry. From the inception of the first programming language we always have been uncovering new ways to program computers. New ways triggered by new hardware architectures and new ways triggered by…
How Mendix is opening its model specification and creating an open tool ecosystem around the metadata / models that describe applications.
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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is all about abstraction and automation. Abstracting away from underlying technology layers by automation. That’s basically what is happening on each layer of a cloud architecture, from hardware to IaaS, to foundational PaaS,…
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Software is eating the world! Every company is becoming a software company. If companies don’t, they cease to exist. Just imagine: you are a thermostat maker and suddenly you have Google as a competitor (via its Nest acquisition). This is just one of the…
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A couple of months ago I was keynote speaker at an event about modern application development environments. Here are the slides and a brief abstract.
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Microservices definitely have relevance in this context. I didn't mention it because it basically is orthogonal on the architecture stack I sketched. However, approaching your architecture with these cloud layers in mind help a lot in enabling a microservices architecture.

In my opinion microservices are necessary to scale your app landscape without loosing autonomy (of teams and components) and adaptability. 
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"I work for a PaaS company" I answered him. "Ah, okay, great", and he moved to another subject. It was a cold winter day on a hipster cloud conference. He wasn't the only one that directly knew what my company did. Most people there knew the difference between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), ...
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Introduction

Johan has a broad experience in Model-Driven Engineering, more specific in designing and developing Model-Driven Engineering tools and environments. As Developer, Architect and Head Research & Development he gathered a lot of experience on all levels of innovative software development.

The main focus of his work is to improve software development in a way that software doesn't slow down the business, but enables business agility on all levels. Agile software development, Model Driven Development, Cloud deployment, Platform-as-a-Service, online collaboration software, and social interaction are key ingredients of the solutions he works on. Break down the walls within and around your organization and start collaboration and co-creation to truly improve application delivery!

Specialities: MDA, MDE, DSL's, DDD, Meta modelling, SOA, SCA, Web services, Java, Spring, OSGi, Application Servers, BPM, PaaS, Cloud, etc.

Product management, Agile project management, SCRUM/XP, team leadership.

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  • Delft University of Technology