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No More Leaks: Detecting Memory Leaks in Cloud Applications with Plumbr and Stackato

By John Wetherill, March 4, 2014

stackato-plumbr-no-leaks-in-cloud A few months ago at JavaOne I had the pleasure of meeting Nikita Salnikov-Tarnovski, founder of Plumbr, an exciting startup from Estonia. Nikita and his team have created a tool which I believe should be categorized as “essential” for cloud developers that build apps based on the JVM.

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I, For One, Welcome Our New Cloud Foundry Overlords

By Brent Smithurst, February 25, 2014

You may have already heard yesterday's announcement that Cloud Foundry is establishing its own independent governing foundation.

Which hypervisor? Why not all of them!

By Ho Ming Li, February 24, 2014

PaaS@Office

Stackato micro cloud runs on VMware hypervisors, KVM, Xen, Virtualbox, naturally meaning it can run on vSphere, Openstack, or CloudStack. In demonstrations, in webinars, at conferences, we keep emphasizing the fact that you can run Stackato on any hypervisor. We wanted to show you the strength of easily moving your applications to ANY cloud environment.

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Building the new Stackato Web Console

By Tara Gibbs, January 28, 2014
screenshot of Stackato console welcome page

We completely revamped the web management console for Stackato 3.0. Since we had to update the entire thing to work with the new Cloud Foundry v2 API and add views for the new features, we chose to start again from scratch using the best technologies available to make it look nice, load fast, work on mobile devices, and be more maintainable in the long haul.

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Cloud Foundry Orgs and Spaces in Stackato 3.0

By Troy Topnik, January 20, 2014
Orgs and Spaces

An "organization" can be a number of things. In the corporate world it can mean a company, an association, a subsidiary, a deparment, a team, or really any functional grouping of people. A multi-national corporation will have a very different notion of how to group its employees than a ten-person startup. We want Stackato to work for as many of these groupings as possible.

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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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Dev Done Wrong - An Interview With Gabriel Hurley

By Phil Whelan, January 13, 2014

In this post we interview Gabriel Hurley, Manager of Nebula’s Platform Team. Gabriel talks about what they do not teach you at school, community-based development and using GitHub as your resume. He also talks about how keeping it simple is not always sustainable, things to consider when building scalable systems and repeatability.

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ActiveState Stackato v3.0 is now available!

By Brent Smithurst, December 18, 2013

Holophonor ReleaseAfter 41 days in beta, Stackato v3.0 is finally available! As I wrote when the beta was made available, this is a truly massive and major release that provides tons of new functionality.

Tags: 3.0, release, stackato
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Implementing a CouchDB Service on Stackato: Technical Overview

By Rudy Wahono, December 10, 2013
ActiveState has been a long time supporter of colleges and universities by providing development tools as part of the ActiveState Education Partner Program.
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Implementing a CouchDB Service on Stackato: Project Overview

By Joseph Hou, December 5, 2013
BCITActiveState has been a long time supporter of colleges and universities by providing development tools as part of the ActiveState Education Partner Program. In line with this initiative, we have recently provided four students from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) access to Stackato for a class project.
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