- [Narrator] Let's talk about where you go next in understanding cloud computing architectures. So what's important is that this is a changing science and you need to keep up with the trends and best practices. Understand that what we're learning now is going to be very different than what we're learning in two years, what we're learning in four years. It's just constantly going to be changing. So if you're an auto didact, you're able to read and understand things on your own in a dynamic way, you're going to be perfectly fine in this business. You need to seek out knowledge, seek out learning, and basically understand the different changes of technologies as they progress.
However, don't get too focused on the shiny objects or what's popular. We have a tendency to chase the shiny technology, the hype technology, in terms of cloud computing and other technologies per se. Artificially intelligent systems, machine learning, serverless computing, container based computing are all examples of things that are certainly going to help us in our architectural work, but not necessarily we need to base our architectural work around exclusively. So keep in mind technologies are out there to help you, they're not out there to confuse you.
You need to consider what they do in the context of each other. You need to continuously listen to the business and understand where the business is going so we can meet the requirements of the business with our architectures. And become somebody who is self taught, I can't stress that enough. We mentioned that already, but you need to be able to go off and read articles on your own and books on your own, and go out and watch training videos on your own so you can figure out where this technology is going and come to your own conclusions. And be someone who thirsts for knowledge, somebody who really kind of gets a kick out of understanding this stuff.
And those are typically going to be the people who are successful with this technology. So places you can go such as my Info World blog on InfoWorld.com, and I write a collab blog there. I post twice a week and have for the last 15 years on cloud computing and cloud based architectural lessons. And I provide a lot of small little tidbits and lessons accrued, talk about new and involving technology, what we should probably think about that technology, how it fits and works within our existing architectural space, our enterprise..
And it's a place to go to get good tidbits as to where the technology's going and how you should think about the technology. Covers cloud computing, machine learning, analytics, insider exclusive resources and white papers are all there. Another good site is going to be Search Cloud Computing. I also write there as well. And you can find topics on deep architectural patterns. They ask the tough questions in terms of where the technology's going and what that means to the enterprises that are leveraging the technology. So we're not necessarily throwing up our arms in the air and declaring that this technology's important and you have to follow it, but looking at how we're going to leverage this technology in context of our enterprise and making sure we understand the business, issues around it, the advantages the business is able to receive, and how we should think architecturally about some of the new technology that's emerging.
Anyway, those are a couple places to look. You may have your own favorite websites, please don't discount those, go out and read those. You may have your own favorite bloggers, go ahead and read those folks as well. You're going to find videos online. You're going to find news items online. Lots of areas that you will go to learn more about this industry, which is constantly changing.
Note: This course was revised for 2019.
- Microservices and containers
- Complex, distributed, serverless, and composite architectures
- DevOps integration
- High-performance solutions