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PaaS: Breaking Ties, Increasing Focus

By Ho Ming Li, February 7, 2014

This post touches on issues that are top-of-mind for developers and IT Operations, introducing the concept of abstracting applications from infrastructure, and the value it brings.

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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.

Category: stackato

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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A Look Back At 2013 And Forward To 2014

By Phil Whelan, December 30, 2013

As we conclude 2013 and prepare to start a new year of technological wonder, I thought it would be good to look back at this past year from ActiveState’s point-of-view in the arena of PaaS, Cloud Foundry and other interesting things such as Docker.

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The Seven Phases of PaaS

By John Wetherill, December 19, 2013

Being a Developer Evangelist has many perks, my favorite of which by far is that I get to talk to tons of developers. Obviously PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) is frequently a topic of conversation, and I've noticed an interesting trend among a surprising number of companies that have invested to some degree in cloud computing.

Category: stackato

Here’s Why Some Pundits are Wrong about PaaS

By Bart Copeland, November 28, 2013

HolophonorHere at ActiveState, we watched with bemusement over the past week or so as the viability of Platform as a Service (PaaS) was called into question by various writers and pundits.

Tags: IT, PaaS, stackato
Category: stackato

Continuous Delivery with Jenkins and Stackato

By Kathy Thomas, November 25, 2013
Continuous Delivery Stackato WebinarContinuous delivery is not a new concept in application development and companies are looking to see how they can incorporate it. With more traditional releases, companies pack in as many features as possible and make significant changes to the software.
Category: events, stackato

Can PaaS Really Reduce the US Fed’s IT Budget by $20.5 Billion?

By Bart Copeland, November 22, 2013
In the recent MeriTalk study (“PaaS or Play? Cloud’s Next Move”), it was reported that $20.5 Billion (or 25%) of the Fed’s annual IT budget could be saved by moving to a platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
Category: stackato

The Quest for a DevOps Culture: Communication is Key

By Matthew Fisher, November 20, 2013

Stackato Activity Stream We are constantly seeing articles about DevOps and the goal of improving communication between Dev and IT Operations The underlying message is a good one: “lets all work together.” While everyone would like to work together, in theory, the adoption of DevOps has been slower than most would like.

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