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Alex Polvi Explains CoreOS

By Phil Whelan, August 28, 2013

Alex PolviA couple of months ago we interviewed Solomon Hykes about Docker, which is a way to build and manage Linux Containers with a lot of nice features. The next question was: if the full-stack can be provided by a Docker image and everything can be Dockerized, what is the minimum OS we need to run Docker images?

Category: open source

Solomon Hykes Explains Docker

By Phil Whelan, June 3, 2013

I just had a call with Solomon Hykes from dotCloud about Docker, who gave me the low-down about Docker.

What is Docker?

Docker brings the power of Linux containers (LXC) and aufs (Another Union File System) to create a new level of packaging and process isolation that really is something you should sit up and take note of.

Category: open source

SSH in Stackato

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, February 28, 2012

A "run" command for Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry lacks support for running arbitrary commands. Being able to run arbitrary commands is essential when processing data outside of the web application request-response cycle. "run" is essential to perform tasks like Django's admin user creation (and changing its password) or populating a database from a Twitter stream.

Category: stackato

Crossing platforms with current, consistent Perl and Python versions.

By Troy Topnik, February 18, 2011
ActivePerl and ActivePython

The appeal of ActivePerl and ActivePython is obvious when you're running business applications in an exclusively Windows environment. There are other distributions of Perl and Python available for Windows, but none with a vendor like ActiveState backing them up.

Category: perl, python

Better interactive shell for ActivePython

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, February 17, 2010

ActivePython users on Linux or MacOSX may have noted that the arrow keys do not work properly in the command-line Python shell. When you hit up-arrow in the shell, ActivePython gives you "^[[A". This is because ActivePython does not include GNU readline due to licensing restrictions.

Category: ActiveBlog, python
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