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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.

Category: stackato

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.

Category: stackato

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
Category: announcements, stackato

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.
Category: stackato

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.
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.

Category: stackato

Debugging Node.js Applications in Stackato

By Ho Ming Li, November 13, 2013

Node.js Debugging Let’s face it, there will be bugs...in my applications and yours. From println/echo debugging to using full-on debuggers, a developer will no doubt spend a portion of his or her time debugging applications. By now, most developers are familiar with the various debugging tools in their local development environment, but as they step towards cloud deployments, how can they achieve the same?

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