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Is A "DevOps" Job Title So Bad?

By Phil Whelan, June 7, 2013

Is A "DevOps" Job Title So Bad?

I follow several threads of thought on the web and elsewhere around "What Is DevOps?". A common aggravation for several people in the industry is the idea that "DevOps" can be a job title.

Tags: devops
Category: stackato

Protoduction: An agile workflow enabled by PaaS

By Troy Topnik, May 30, 2013

Here is a word I recently saw on the #stackato IRC channel: protoduction

It's not in any dictionary that I'm aware of, but it's generally construed to be "a prototype that ends up in production" or some sort of hacky solution that ends up being deployed in a hurry. The word was used in reference to a proof-of-concept system that had been opened up to developers and was now hosting production applications a little... ahead of schedule.

Category: stackato

Open Sourced: IRC Customer Support Modules for madcow

By Tara Gibbs, May 23, 2013

Last month, we had a hackathon here at ActiveState. I spent some time creating a collection of modules for Chris Jones' madcow IRC bot that would be useful to our dev and support team members.

You see, we've got this IRC channel on freenode: #stackato

Category: open source, stackato

A Small Simple App

By Phil Whelan, May 15, 2013

A Small Simple App

This is a fictional story, based in reality.

It sounds as if the idea I have will work. Feedback has been good, and I did not get slammed on Hacker News. There's a nice flow of people signing up on the landing page, so I think I should be able to get a few people kicking the tires as soon as I have something live.

Category: stackato

Quickly Install WordPress Using Stackato PaaS

By Phil Whelan, May 9, 2013

Quickly Install WordPress Using Stackato PaaS

One of my favorite features of Stackato is the App Store. It contains many commonly used Open Source products just waiting to be installed with a few clicks of the mouse.

WordPress is one of these apps, and I took a quick screencast to demonstrate just how quick it is.

Category: stackato

Logyard: The Why and How of Stackato's Logging System

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, April 18, 2013

Prelude

Log

Early on in the development of Stackato, we recognized that good logging features would be critical to developers and administrators. We also knew that we didn't want to reinvent the wheel, and made the intentional decision not to build log analysis and aggregation tools into the product itself.

Category: stackato

Stackato 2.10 Primed, Delivered, and Available!

By Brent Smithurst, April 10, 2013

Stackato 2.10It's been a long five weeks since we released Stackato 2.8, so we felt it was time to let 2.10 (that's "two point ten") into the wild.

Minecrafting With Stackato 2.8

By Matthew Fisher, March 5, 2013

Crafters and cloud users, rejoice! the CraftBukkit server has been recently deployed onto Stackato’s App Store, enabling users and ActiveState devs to start playing one of their favourite sandbox indie game on the cloud.

Category: stackato

Stackato 2.8 Released (And It Rocks!)

By Brent Smithurst, February 27, 2013

Stackato 2.8 Just in time for Stackato's first birthday on February 28, we are absolutely thrilled to make Stackato 2.8 available today. As usual, the forum announcement and release notes have the change list.

From Logs to Mighty Oaks: Stackato, Loggly, and Json

By John Wetherill, February 19, 2013

Back in the day, logs used to be fun with monolithic apps, single log files, and all sorts of geeky tools like awk to sift through them.

But then things got complicated with client/server architectures, multiple log files, inconsistent log message formats, disparate servers, notification requirements, time sync issues, correlation challenges, not to mention multiple user and system tasks running all over the place. Logs suddenly got really hard and dreary, instead of fun.

Tags: json, loggly
Category: stackato
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