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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.

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Release! Card Game Adds New Twist to Software Development

By Michael Kanasoot, July 17, 2014

We're pretty stoked to announce that we're backing an exciting project on Kickstarter - "Release!", a card game about making software inspired by development strategies like Lean, Agile, and DevOps.

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6 Reasons IT Needs PaaS

By Kathy Thomas, July 15, 2014

Developers have enjoyed the benefits of a public PaaS—deployment of their apps without a cumbersome process of IT tickets and wait times. However, circumventing the process and using a "rogue" cloud, while tempting, is only a temporary solution and not suitable as a long-term strategy. IT will shut it down… eventually.

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YAML Like a Pro

By Ingy döt Net, July 8, 2014

YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language) is a cross-programming-language data serialization language whose primary focus is Human Friendliness. This generally means less funny characters like ({}, [], ", etc), so that the data is easier to read and write. These characters are used, but YAML tries hard to make them needed as little as possible; more for harder cases, less so for simple things.

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Stackato and Lessons Learned with Cloud Foundry

By Jeff Hobbs, June 13, 2014

Here are the slides from my Cloud Foundry Summit 2014 presentation: Stackato and the Lessons Learned with Cloud Foundry. Below are some of the topics I discussed:

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The Status Quo is Killing Innovation

By Kathy Thomas, June 12, 2014

Status-Quo-is-Killing-Innovation I listened to the recording of Michael Coté's keynote on the second day of DevOpsDays Austin and I felt like a few of my questions have been answered with respect to DevOps and PaaS. Bottom line: while change is happening, it seems to be moving at slower pace than expected.

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libswarm - Docker Orchestration Announced

By Phil Whelan, June 10, 2014

libswarm - Docker Orchestration Announced A year ago, Docker was announced. Thanks to our 3 plus years experience working with Linux containers, ActiveState could clearly see its potential and understand Solomon Hykes' vision for the future of containerization. We wasted no time making Docker part of Stackato.

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Everybody Loves Cloud Foundry

By Jeff Hobbs, June 5, 2014

CAB Meeting May 2014 With the growing list of Cloud Foundry supporters, the question remains...can other open source PaaSes survive or has a new industry standard emerged? Despite PaaS being a nascent market, 33 companies (including HP, IBM, Rackspace, Docker and, of course, ActiveState) have bet on this particular horse in the race.

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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 May

By Phil Whelan, May 30, 2014

CAB Meeting May 2014

Chris Ferris of IBM started off today's Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board meeting reflecting on the recent OpenStack conference. "One of the things I observed is that it's definitely starting to trend towards discussions around containers, and Cloud Foundry and OpenStack seem to be like hand-in-glove in a lot of the conversations.".

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Developers: The New Kingmakers

By Bernard Golden, May 22, 2014

Developers: The New Kingmakers I just read through “The New Kingmakers,” a thought-provoking book by Stephen O'Grady of the small, but influential, analyst firm Redmonk. The thesis of the book is straightforward: technology changes have moved developers, previously of little importance within the world of IT, to a central direction-setting role within companies.

O'Grady attributes this change to four factors:

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