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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

DevOps Days Vancouver 2013 Retrospective

By Phil Whelan, November 19, 2013

DevOps Days Vancouver It has been a few weeks since DevOps Days Vancouver 2013. The dust has finally settled after a great event and I have been playing catch-up on getting Stackato 3.0-beta out the door. The event went pretty much like clockwork, except for a few brief technical issues at the beginning.

Category: events

A Technical Look At Stackato v3.0-beta

By Phil Whelan, November 14, 2013

Last week, ActiveState released a beta version of the much anticipated Stackato v3.0. This release is a preview of what is to come later this year from the leading Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, Stackato by ActiveState.

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?

Category: stackato

ActiveState Released Stackato v3.0 Beta Today (Based on Cloud Foundry v2, Docker, More)!

By Brent Smithurst, November 7, 2013

HolophonorStackato v3.0 Beta is now available! This is easily our biggest single release since v1.0, with many of the components rewritten, replaced, or heavily augmented—including a new Cloud Foundry v2 base and Docker for application containers.

Why Would ActiveState Join OpenStack's Project Solum?

By Brent Smithurst, November 5, 2013

Seastack SolumUnless you're deeply embedded in the PaaS, OpenStack, or cloud computing industries (e.g. a vendor), you probably haven't heard of Project Solum yet.

Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board Kicks Off (with participation from ActiveState, IBM, Intel, Pivotal, and others)

By Jeff Hobbs, October 30, 2013

Community Advisory BoardHistory was made in the Cloud Foundry community this morning and ActiveState is proud to have been part of it. We’ve been looking forward to this ever since there were first whispers of a Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CAB).

strlen Considered Dangerous

By Eric Promislow, October 29, 2013
pcre at work

A user complained that when he loaded a particular PHP file into Komodo, the editor would become unresponsive, and there would be no code intelligence. A quick check outside the editor showed most of what I needed to know about this file:

Tags: bug, komodo, php
Category: komodo

Cloud Security Checklist for Your Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

By Bart Copeland, October 23, 2013

Security is a primary concern when organizations are ready to develop using cloud based technologies and can even inhibit cloud adoption. Some of the common issues cited include the perceived lack of control using a public cloud, visibility into the cloud or data compliance requirements.

And That Was DevOps Days Atlanta

By Phil Whelan, October 8, 2013

DevOps DaysLast week I was lucky enough to have ActiveState pay for me to travel to and attend DevOps Days Atlanta. I was also selected as a speaker.