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ThoughtWorks Johannesburg

The ThoughtWorks office in Johannesburg is in part defined by what neighborhood we chose to move in to. Most companies in Jo’burg move to Sandton – a very white, very affluent neighborhood that’s most known for its security. Braamfontein, where ThoughtWorks is putting down roots, is very different – it’s a vibrant, international, up and … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Problems with the StranglerApplication Pattern

Recently I noticed a question on StackOverflow that seemed to indicate that a project had encountered problems with the Strangler Application pattern.┬áThe basic premise behind the strangler is really great: instead of trying to do a “big bang” style all at once replacement of a legacy system, you instead build a strangler application by making … Continue reading