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Log Streaming At Hootsuite

By Phil Whelan, February 4, 2014

Hootsuite Log Streaming In distributed systems, it makes your life much simpler if you stream all your logs in real-time to a central location.

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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 January

By Phil Whelan, January 29, 2014

Earlier today the Cloud Foundry Advisory Board met to discuss the Cloud Foundry project. Attendees, in no particular order, were present from IBM, Altoros, Pivotal, ActiveState, CenturyLink/Tier3, Intel, Ubuntu, Cloud Credo, Stark & Wayne, NTT and Piston.

What follows is overview of the meeting, information that was shared and decisions that were made.

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Building the new Stackato Web Console

By Tara Gibbs, January 28, 2014
screenshot of Stackato console welcome page

We completely revamped the web management console for Stackato 3.0. Since we had to update the entire thing to work with the new Cloud Foundry v2 API and add views for the new features, we chose to start again from scratch using the best technologies available to make it look nice, load fast, work on mobile devices, and be more maintainable in the long haul.

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DevOps: Hero Culture

By Phil Whelan, January 23, 2014

I often speak with Operations people, whether it be at conferences, meetups, through the grapevine, or random encounters. A common theme I hear spoken of is that of the firefighters. Firefighters are the ones who are often up at 3am frantically trying to keep systems online. The flip-side to this is the fire preventers.

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Deploying your own Private Docker Registry

By Matthew Fisher, January 21, 2014

ship with containersThis blog post shows how you can deploy your own private Docker Registry behind your firewall with SSL encryption and HTTP authentication. A Docker Registry is a service which you can push Docker images to for storage and sharing. We will be installing the registry on Ubuntu, but it should work on any operating system that supports upstart.

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Cloud Foundry Orgs and Spaces in Stackato 3.0

By Troy Topnik, January 20, 2014
Orgs and Spaces

An "organization" can be a number of things. In the corporate world it can mean a company, an association, a subsidiary, a deparment, a team, or really any functional grouping of people. A multi-national corporation will have a very different notion of how to group its employees than a ten-person startup. We want Stackato to work for as many of these groupings as possible.

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PaaS: Service Orchestration Vs Container Orchestration

By Phil Whelan, January 16, 2014

In Krishnan Subramanian's post "PaaS Is Dead. Long Live PaaS", he makes a distinction between the old and new worlds of PaaS, citing two distinct "flavors of PaaS". The first being service orchestration and second being container orchestration.

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Highly Distributed Ruby Rspec Tests - Part One - Theory

By Phil Whelan, January 15, 2014

One thing that slows developers down, other than the QWERTY keyboard, is running tests. Test-driven development is widely accepted as the best way to write code. Yes, it takes time to write tests, but it is an investment which leads to more resilient code as development progresses.

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Dev Done Wrong - An Interview With Gabriel Hurley

By Phil Whelan, January 13, 2014

In this post we interview Gabriel Hurley, Manager of Nebula’s Platform Team. Gabriel talks about what they do not teach you at school, community-based development and using GitHub as your resume. He also talks about how keeping it simple is not always sustainable, things to consider when building scalable systems and repeatability.

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Using Docker To Run Ruby Rspec CI In Jenkins

By Phil Whelan, January 8, 2014

In this post, I am going to give a step-by-step introduction into how you can do continuous integration testing with Docker. I will be running the rspec test suite of the CloudFoundry project's Cloud Controller component, although the same process can be applied to any Ruby project.

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