Insights on Code, the Cloud, and More

What are the Leading Trends in Cloud Computing? An Expert Interview with Bernard Golden

By Clark Buckner, February 17, 2015

Expert InterviewsBernard Golden is the Vice President of Strategy for ActiveState Software. At this year’s Interop, he will lead the next-generation cloud applications workshop.

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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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Sam Ramji and the Future of Cloud Foundry

By Brent Smithurst, February 12, 2015

We are thrilled to invite the newly appointed CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Sam Ramji, to join us for a special Fireside Chat next Friday to discuss recent announcements and the state of the foundation, the Cloud Foundry community, and the PaaS industry as a whole.

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Cloud Luminaries: Damon Edwards on Optimizing DevOps By Turning Everything Into A Service

By David Spark, February 10, 2015

Non DevOps environments are comprised of functional silos which can’t evolve as the business grows.

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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2015 February

By Phil Whelan, February 6, 2015

CAB Meeting February 2015

Dr. Max kicked off this month's Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CAB) Meeting with an announcement that this meeting, in its present format, would continue for at least one more month.

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Unravelling the Internet of Things: What Does it Really Mean to be on the IoT?

By John Wetherill, February 5, 2015

Internet of Things (IoT)I've been dabbling with the Internet of Things since before the Internet was a "Thing." Way back I fiddled with hooking up various sensors and actuators to my Apple ][ and Amiga 1000 computers, and mucked around with powered devices over X10.

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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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Curating Microservices APIs with Cloud Foundry

By John Wetherill, January 28, 2015

Curating Microservices APIs with Cloud FoundryIn a recent microservices blog I discussed the practice of Creating and Curating Access Libraries, suggesting that "The microservice provider should be responsible for building and stewarding client libraries used to access the service."

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Next Fireside Chat: Cloud Utilization and Cost Analytics

By Michael Kanasoot, January 27, 2015

The cloud provides businesses with greater agility by allowing them to deliver new offerings more quickly and with greater elasticity. However, it also is important to understand the associated costs of cloud utilization.

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