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Stackato 2.10.6 Released!

By Brent Smithurst, June 10, 2013

Stackato 2.10.6Stackato 2.10.6 -- a new, turbocharged version of Stackato 2.10 that adds a couple of useful new features and an even better web console -- is now available. This is the last planned release of our "Gibson" series; we've been working hard on a bigger feature release in the meantime and look forward to releasing it this summer.

How to set up Stackato on OpenStack

By Ho Ming Li, June 10, 2013

This post presents a picto-guide with some commentary on how to get a Stackato PaaS up and running quickly and easily on OpenStack.

Stackato is delivered as a Virtual Appliance, meaning it is delivered as a ready-built VM image for you to import to your hypervisor and get going right away. You don't have to build the whole PaaS from scratch, and you don't need any specialized build tools.

Category: stackato

Is A "DevOps" Job Title So Bad?

By Phil Whelan, June 7, 2013

Is A "DevOps" Job Title So Bad?

I follow several threads of thought on the web and elsewhere around "What Is DevOps?". A common aggravation for several people in the industry is the idea that "DevOps" can be a job title.

Tags: devops
Category: stackato

Going Social: Why ActiveState Acquired Appsecute

By Bart Copeland, June 4, 2013

 

Solomon Hykes Explains Docker

By Phil Whelan, June 3, 2013

I just had a call with Solomon Hykes from dotCloud about Docker, who gave me the low-down about Docker.

What is Docker?

Docker brings the power of Linux containers (LXC) and aufs (Another Union File System) to create a new level of packaging and process isolation that really is something you should sit up and take note of.

Category: open source

Stackato and Komodo in Portland for DrupalCon

By Matthew Fisher, May 31, 2013

DrupalCon this year was an absolute blast! This was my very first convention, so it was a little nerve-racking, but it was an incredible experience. The sponsors, coordinators, and the visitors there were all great people to talk to, and the food was AMAZING.

Protoduction: An agile workflow enabled by PaaS

By Troy Topnik, May 30, 2013

Here is a word I recently saw on the #stackato IRC channel: protoduction

It's not in any dictionary that I'm aware of, but it's generally construed to be "a prototype that ends up in production" or some sort of hacky solution that ends up being deployed in a hurry. The word was used in reference to a proof-of-concept system that had been opened up to developers and was now hosting production applications a little... ahead of schedule.

Category: stackato

Pushing to Stackato Directly from Eclipse or STS

By William Gautier, May 29, 2013

If you use Eclipse or its variants to develop applications, you can directly deploy your Java applications to Stackato with VMware’s Cloud Foundry Integration plugin. Here is how you can do it, starting from an existing Eclipse and Stackato install, in three simple steps.

Adding Stackato’s Certificate to Java

Before installing the plugin, you will need to allow Java to access Stackato via SSL. First, download your Stackato certificate. The easiest way is to access your Stackato management console with a browser.

Open Sourced: IRC Customer Support Modules for madcow

By Tara Gibbs, May 23, 2013

Last month, we had a hackathon here at ActiveState. I spent some time creating a collection of modules for Chris Jones' madcow IRC bot that would be useful to our dev and support team members.

You see, we've got this IRC channel on freenode: #stackato

Category: open source, stackato

DevOps: Who We Are and Where We Are Going

By Dan Razzell, May 21, 2013

Everything old is new again, including perennial quesions about the human condition. Here at ActiveState, we got to talking the other day about a recent DevOps paper by Dave Zwieback, The Human Side of Postmortems, published by O'Reilly in 2013.