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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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OpenStack Comes To Vancouver

By Phil Whelan, January 26, 2015

OpenStack Comes To VancouverLast month I was lucky enough to meet with the some of the staff members of the OpenStack Foundation while they were here in Vancouver. This was their first trip here in the process of planning for the summer OpenStack Summit which will be happening a few blocks from the ActiveState headquarters here in Vancouver, B.C Canada.

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Cloud Luminaries: Monish Sharma on DevOps and Continuous Deployment

By David Spark, January 23, 2015

Monish Sharma For most, creating a DevOps environment requires a new found coordination of Dev and IT that simply wasn’t part of the organization’s original Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). If you’re fortunate enough to move the organization’s development and release structure to a more symbiotic mode, the next step is to shoot for the DevOps’ apex or continuous deployment.

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Get Some REST: Delving into the Cloud Foundry REST API

By John Wetherill, January 22, 2015

Cloud Foundry REST APIIf you use Stackato you are likely familiar with both the comprehensive and easy-to-use Stackato web console, as well as the stackato command line tool, each of which can be used to orchestrate and manage the applications you deploy to your Stackato cloud. Cloud Foundry provides a similar "cf" CLI for the same purpose.

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Ports on a PaaS: Running an IRC Bouncer on Stackato

By Billy Tat, January 20, 2015

ZNCIn case you missed it, ZNC is now available on the Stackato App Store along with the source code on Github. ZNC is a feature rich IRC bouncer written in C++. This sample application shows off Harbor, Stackato's port forwarding service.

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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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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2015 January

By Phil Whelan, January 14, 2015

CAB Meeting January 2015

Services API - Service Audit Events

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Going Rogue with PaaS: Bringing Shadow IT into the Light

By John Wetherill, January 8, 2015

Going Rogue with PaaS: Bringing Shadow IT into the LightIn a recent blog I suggested that it's okay to install PaaS on a couple of PCs, and run them "under the desk" for cloud development. This immediately provoked a comment from a reader who said "You're not endorsing Shadow IT are you?"

Well in fact I am. By the end of this blog you will too.

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