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Unveiling the Stackato CPBM Connector

By John Wetherill, September 24, 2013
Stackato and Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager (CPBM)

Increasingly often, at various conferences and events, I hear words and phrases like "Convergence," "Revolution," "Renaissance," "New Era," and "Sea Change." These are often heard in discussions or presentations about recent rapid innovations that are profoundly improving the craft of building software.

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Neo4j and Stackato

By John Wetherill, September 17, 2013

Neo4j

Neo4j is a powerful NoSQL database product from Neo Technology that offers significant advantages over both traditional RDBMS offerings and many newer big data products as well. This blog describes Neo4j, and discusses a handful of possible deployment scenarios for Neo4j in Stackato.

John Arundel on PaaS

By Phil Whelan, September 4, 2013

John Arundel photoThis is part two of an interview we did with John Arundel of Bitfield Consulting. The first part was John Arundel on DevOps. In this second half of the interview, John talks to us about PaaS from his DevOps vantage point.

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Mozilla's Brandon Burton talks DevOps at Agile 2013

By Phil Whelan, August 13, 2013

At the Agile conference in Nashville last week, I attended Brandon Burton's DevOps talk, "Enabling DevOps - the road to a better culture". This is a summary of that talk.

Who is Brandon Burton?

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Best Practices: Running Drupal on Stackato

By Tara Gibbs, August 13, 2013
Drupal on Stackato

We've had Drupal available in Stackato's App Store for a long time now. That deployment of the app is great for demos, or to get up and running quickly with a CMS, but a more in-depth Drupal workflow involves working with customized sources, doing local testing and debugging, and maintaining plugins in the local source tree.

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Joining the Stackato Team

By Mark Cox, August 7, 2013

Cloud Welcome MatThis post is by Mark Cox, the new Stackato Technical Lead. He came to ActiveState from Appsecute and currently resides in Christchurch, New Zealand.

It's been almost 2 months since ActiveState acquired Appsecute and it's been an exciting and interesting time for us.

John Arundel on DevOps

By Phil Whelan, August 2, 2013

John Arundel photoA few months ago, in my post The Elusiveness of DevOps, I asked John Arundel of Bitfield Consulting what his definition of "DevOps" was. Now, we dig a little deeper in this interview in which John discusses DevOps.

What is your history with DevOps?

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DevOps at the Gate: An Interview with EA's Senior Director of Operations, Allison Miller

By Navrup Johal, July 25, 2013

When it comes to managing risk, Allison Miller is tasked with an awesome (in more ways than one) responsibility: Her very important job is to protect Electronic Arts’ invaluable digital platform from online attack. (No pressure.)

Thoughts on Pivotal, Cloud Foundry, IBM, and Stackato

By Jeff Hobbs, July 24, 2013

Cloud Welcome MatWelcome, IBM, to the Cloud Foundry ecosystem! ActiveState has been a proud member since 2011.

How to Deploy Cloud Foundry v2 to AWS via Vagrant

By Phil Whelan, July 23, 2013
Stackato 2.10.6 Stackato is built on top Cloud Foundry (plus other open source packages), so we're excited about Cloud Foundry v2 and are watching it closely as it evolves. In this post I'm going to quickly run through how I got up and running with Cloud Foundry v2. These notes are based on my colleague's instructions, who is in the process of giving Cloud Foundry v2's tires a good kicking.

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