About the Author

Zach Gardner

Zach Gardner is Keyhole Software's Chief Architect with more than a decade of development experience. Zach has led numerous initiatives to modernize technologies and processes with real-world experience as an educator, architect, technical lead, developer, and mentor.He primarily lives in Microsoft Azure, leveraging modern architectural approaches to enable hybrid app modernization that meets business needs at an exceptional cadence. He also mentors new developers and provides architectural input to complement the existing talent of clients.

Security in the Microservices Paradigm

Zach Gardner Architecture, Microservices Leave a Comment

One of the least glamorous aspects of implementing a Microservices architecture is the security. It’s not fun or cool when compared to things like the circuit breaker or service discovery, yet it is a critical piece of the ecosystem especially in an enterprise setting.

I’m working on a large Microservices project for a healthcare enterprise on the East Coast. One of the first pieces of the infrastructure we assisted with was security, which has turned out to be a lifesaver for everything that has come after it. I was able to see what security works well as well as what does not work so well in a Microservices environment. In this blog post, I will share a medium to high-level look into how security can be implemented in Microservices.

DeveloperWeek 2016 Retrospective

Zach Gardner Architecture, Community, Consulting, DevOps, Microservices, Single-Page Application 2 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.I recently spoke at the DeveloperWeek 2016 conference in San Francisco, California about JavaScript Debugging Patterns. This conference was an amazing opportunity to see and hear from people in the industry about …

Lessons From Facebook: React/Flux

Zach Gardner Development Technologies, JavaScript, Opinion 5 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 9 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Note This blog post will cover Facebook’s React JavaScript library and Flux application architecture paradigm. It is a summary of the presentation I presented at DevCon 5 on 7/22/2015 in NYC. Introduction All the buzz …

Docker: VMs, Code Migration, and SOA Solved

Zach Gardner Development Technologies, DevOps, Docker 2 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 10 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.It’s rare that a piece of software as new as Docker is readily adopted by startups along with huge, well established companies. dotCloud, the company that created and maintains Docker, recently nabbed …