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Launching the Stackato Vision

By Bernard Golden, April 2, 2015

Stackato VisionI’m pleased to announce that today marks the launch of ActiveState’s Stackato Vision -- a 40 minute video that presents our view on the future of technology and how Stackato plays a key role in “Enabling the Future of Applications.”

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Evaluating Private PaaS: Your Checklist for Finding the Right One

By Kathy Thomas, March 26, 2015

In comparison to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has experienced a slower rate of adoption. However, PaaS is coming into its own as evidenced by increased usage and top technology companies such as HP and IBM supporting open source projects like Cloud

Why I Love Being a Developer

By Kathy Thomas, March 17, 2015

DeveloperAs apps take over every aspect of our lives, the demand for developers is outstripping supply. So I thought this was a good time to impart some wisdom to future developers and those who may be leaning in this direction as a career. I asked some of the developers at ActiveState why they love being a developer, what they like about working with cloud-enabling technologies and the best career advice they have received.

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Happy Birthday Docker. And Welcome to the Slope of Enlightenment

By John Wetherill, March 11, 2015

It's 2:15pm on a Friday, and I'm sitting in the keynote hall at PyCon 2013 fidgeting through a succession of lightning talks that have very little relevance to my life. Topics like "Python code coverage techniques" (ho-hum) and "Controlling Christmas lights with Python” (yawn - I wonder if there's anything new on Hacker News)...when Solomon Hykes takes the stage, unveils Docker, and the world shifts.

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Exploring the Stackato Base Image

By Troy Topnik, March 11, 2015
The Null Buildpack & App

Stackato deploys apps into Docker containers that are all created from the same base image. Buildpacks applied during staging modify these containers to support whichever kind of application you're deploying. But what's in them? How basic is this base image?

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Docker and Its Challenges for Enterprise IT

By Bernard Golden, February 12, 2015

Docker Logo This past week StackEngine published an infographic and survey results regarding enterprise adoption of Docker. The survey found, not surprisingly, intense interest in Docker.

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Cloud Computing: Pets, Cattle and ... Chickens?

By Bernard Golden, February 3, 2015

If you’ve spent any time at leading cloud computing conferences, you may have come across the meme “pets vs cattle.” (Here is a lengthy slideshare presentation by Randy Bias of EMC/Cloudscaling discussing the difference between pets and cattle in a cloud computing world).

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An Introduction to PaaS on OpenStack

By John Wetherill, January 29, 2015

An Introduction to PaaS on OpenStackPrior to joining ActiveState as a Technology Evangelist I was a developer at a variety of companies. During my development career I was constantly fighting the same battle: getting mired in the weeds of software development. I wanted to build cool software and applications, and I was able to do that, but at the great cost of dealing with infrastructure headaches.

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What Customers Want in 2015: Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, Docker and AWS

By Bart Copeland, January 15, 2015

I've always believed that tech companies only last in the market by listening to their customers. You can get carried away and add the coolest technology to your product, but if it doesn't provide real business value to the customer, it's useless. Based on discussions with our customers, their focus is on building a solid foundation.

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Stackato 3.4.2 Released (with new features!)

By Brent Smithurst, December 18, 2014

I'm very excited to announce that ActiveState has officially released Stackato 3.4.2 and made it available for download.

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