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Get Out of the Weeds!

By John Wetherill, July 22, 2014

Years ago a colleague of mine at Sun had an annoying habit of interrupting technical discussions at engineering meetings with the phrase “We're in the weeds!”

It was annoying because he would often disrupt fascinating and mind-expanding discussions on, say, the structure of TCP packets, or on message bus implementations. These were always interesting debates that we were reluctant to stop.

Category: stackato

Cloud Foundry and the Application Cloud Revolution

By Bernard Golden, June 3, 2014

Cloud computing, in the form of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has brought a real revolution to the use of computing infrastructure. In the past, resource provisioning commonly took multiple weeks or even months. IaaS, underpinned by the flexibility of virtualization, has reduced resource provisioning timeframes to hours – or even minutes.

Category: stackato

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.

Category: stackato

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

Iron Foundry and Stackato for .NET apps

By Jeff Hobbs, May 15, 2012
Stackato 1.2 and Iron Foundry

We get asked occasionally about Stackato support for .NET. It's clearly an important enterprise application platform today, but there are some technical challenges to supporting it on a Linux-based PaaS system.

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