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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 July

By Phil Whelan, July 31, 2014

CAB Meeting June 2014 Our regular MC, Chris Ferris from IBM, was absent this month, so Michael Maximilien ("dr.max") from IBM kicked off this month's Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CF-CAB) Meeting and kept things on track.

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Twelve-Factor App Rollback

By Phil Whelan, July 31, 2014

Back To The Previous Version! For those not familiar, "Twelve Factor Apps" were defined by Heroku in a beautifully succinct online document they wrote to define the 12 attributes of modern, scalable cloud applications. Such an application is ephemeral, works well with siblings and is decoupled in such a way that logging and configuration can be easily managed externally.

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Happy SysAdmin Appreciation Day

By Phil Whelan, July 24, 2014

It's SysAdmin Appreciation Day on July 25th! To mark this wondrous day and spread the word, we thought we would head out onto the streets of Vancouver and find out more from the general public what they thought of SysAdmins.

Remember to thank your SysAdmin for all that they do for you! (We recommend cupcakes.) (Tweet this)

With love from ActiveState on SysAdmin Appreciation Day

 

 

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Get Out of the Weeds!

By John Wetherill, July 22, 2014

Get Out of the WeedsYears ago a colleague of mine at Sun had an annoying habit of interrupting technical discussions at engineering meetings with the phrase “We're in the weeds!”

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Release! Card Game Adds New Twist to Software Development

By Michael Kanasoot, July 17, 2014

We're pretty stoked to announce that we're backing an exciting project on Kickstarter - "Release!", a card game about making software inspired by development strategies like Lean, Agile, and DevOps.

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6 Reasons IT Needs PaaS

By Kathy Thomas, July 15, 2014

Developers have enjoyed the benefits of a public PaaS—deployment of their apps without a cumbersome process of IT tickets and wait times. However, circumventing the process and using a "rogue" cloud, while tempting, is only a temporary solution and not suitable as a long-term strategy. IT will shut it down… eventually.

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YAML Like a Pro

By Ingy döt Net, July 8, 2014

YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language) is a cross-programming-language data serialization language whose primary focus is Human Friendliness. This generally means less funny characters like ({}, [], ", etc), so that the data is easier to read and write. These characters are used, but YAML tries hard to make them needed as little as possible; more for harder cases, less so for simple things.

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5 Common Barriers When Introducing DevOps

By Ho Ming Li, July 2, 2014
5 Common Barriers When Introducing DevOps

In my talk at Silicon Valley DevOpsDays last week, I wanted to bring about awareness, discuss some of the lessons learned, and offer some thoughts and tips about bringing DevOps to an organization. I've listed below five common barriers and ways to overcome them.

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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 June

By Kathy Thomas, June 26, 2014

CAB Meeting June 2014 The Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board started the session focussing on the Cloud Foundry Summit held in San Francisco earlier this month. Overall, the feedback about the conference was very positive. Cornelia Davis summed it up best, "The conference was really great...the energy was tremendous.

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Consul for Service Discovery - Mitchell Hashimoto Explains

By Phil Whelan, June 24, 2014

Gossip Men

Last week I chatted with Mitchell Hashimoto about his recently released open-source project Consul for service discovery, which builds upon their previous project Serf.

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