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Microservices and PaaS - Part II

By John Wetherill, August 19, 2014

Don't name your chickens!This is a continuation of the Microservices and PaaS - Part I blog post I wrote last week, which was an attempt to distil the wealth of information presented at the microservices meetup hosted by Cisco, with Adrian Cockcroft and other

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Microservices and PaaS - Part I

By John Wetherill, August 14, 2014

Microservices and PaaSNot long ago, the main application behind Netflix.com was delivered as a single war file. Imagine the process, complexity, and cost involved in delivering a simple new feature to this behemoth application. Tickets were submitted, multiple teams were engaged, VP approval was required, hours/days of time elapsed, exhaustive test-suites were run, complex deployment procedures were invoked.

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DevOps: Tools Vs Culture

By Phil Whelan, August 11, 2014

DevOps: Tools Vs Culture DevOps is a marriage between tools and culture. If you are just using the tools that you heard about at a recent DevOps Days and not also embracing the culture (or at least working towards it) then you're not really "doing DevOps".

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Report from OSCON: Open Source and the Enterprise

By Bernard Golden, August 6, 2014

CAB Meeting June 2014 Recently, for the first time in several years, I had the opportunity to attend OSCON -- and found it very familiar yet also significantly changed, in ways that carry strong implications for the future of IT in the enterprise.

Category: open source

From Micro Cloud to Micro Cluster

By Troy Topnik, August 5, 2014
Stackato Micro Cluster

The most exciting thing for me about the Stackato 3.4 release has nothing to do with new product features. Starting with this release, the Stackato Micro Cloud License has been extended to allow the creation of clusters with up to 20GB of RAM without any license fees.

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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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