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Benjamin Ball10/19/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct 10): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Oct 10 to Oct 16). This week's topics include microservice cloud platforms and Docker, cloud development obstacles, the emergence of SDN, OpenStack in Node.js with pkgcloud, and a guide to SaaS development frameworks.

Maarten Ectors10/18/14
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Who are the Winners, Losers, and Survivors of the Cloud Industry?

What does a cloud winner mean? Billions and fame for some, large take-overs or IPOs for others. But the cloud war is not over yet. It is not because the first battles were won that enemies can’t invent new weapons or join forces. So the war is not over, it is just beginning. History is written today.

Andrew Phillips10/18/14
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Fast and Easy Integration Testing with Docker and Overcast

We are going to use Docker and Overcast. Probably you already know Docker. It's a technology to run applications inside software containers. Overcast is the library we will use to manage docker for us. Overcast is a open source java library developed by XebiaLabs to help you to write test that connect to cloud hosts.

Allan Kelly10/17/14
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The Estimates Land Mine: Use and Misuse of Estimates

In the meantime it seems to me that a lot of the problem with Estimates lies in what they are, what they are not, how they are used and how they are mis-used.

Mike Bushong10/17/14
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Training Wheels and Protective Gear

Throughout the development cycle of new features and functions for any network platform (or probably most other products not targeted at the mass market consumer) this one question will always come up: should we protect the user of our product from doing this?

Benjamin Ball10/17/14
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Docker 1.3 Releases with Security, Signed Images, and Process Injection

Docker, the ever-popular containerization tool, released Docker 1.3 today. This latest version includes over 750 new commits, and has many new capabilities and enhancements. Among these are digital signature verification, new process injection, container lifecycle management, security options, and shared directories.

Brian Gracely10/17/14
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The Cloudcast #165 - DevOps Automation as a Service

Aaron talks with Evan Powell(@epowell101, CEO of @stack_storm), about Automation as a Service, Infrastructure.next as Code, and increasing the efficiency of DevOps tools and workflows.

Max Mccarty10/17/14
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OWASP Top 10 Risks #2: Broken Authentication and Session Management

As you might have gathered from OWASP’s definition of broken authentication and session management, is that the realm of possible areas this risk encompasses is overwhelming. Application security is a broad subject and authentication and session management is just a piece of the whole pie.

Linda Gimmeson10/17/14
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FAQ of Executives Regarding Apache Hadoop

Apache Hadoop has slowly been infiltrating the mainstream business world, but many executives are still left with doubts about whether adopting Hadoop is a sound strategy for their organization. Is Hadoop enterprise friendly? Is it economical for an organization to use?

Hasan Sunasara10/17/14
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No Fuss! No Muss! Implement Validation Using JSR-303 Annotations in Spring

After the introduction of annotations in Spring 3.0, implementation of validation was simpler and cleaner. Developers can reduce the code by using the Hibernate Validator framework along with Spring. Follow these steps and you can easily implement validation using the JSR-303 constraint.

Christian Posta10/16/14
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Easy REST Endpoints with Apache Camel 2.14

Apache Camel has a new release recently, and some of the new features were blogged about by my colleague Claus Ibsen. You really should check out his blog entry and dig into more detail, but one of the features I was looking forward to trying was the new REST DSL.

Alec Noller10/16/14
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IoT is Going to Steal All Your Stuff

Well, not steal your stuff exactly, but quietly shift ownership of your prized possessions to somebody else. As IoT grows and connected devices become ubiquitous, you'll own an increasing supply of snazzy electronics, but the makers of your toys may have more control over them than you do.

Tom Howlett10/16/14
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Interviewing Programmers: Start with Code

For me recruiting a programmer has to start with code. I don’t really care about the CV and the application process for this job involved a quick coding problem.

Nishant Chandra10/16/14
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Software Stack Deployment Automation the Amazon CloudFormation Way!

Deploying a complete software stack is breeze with Amazon's CloudFormation. It provides a repeatable and predictable mechanism to launch a stack comprising of EC2 instances, load balancers, databases and other Amazon resources.

Rob Allen10/16/14
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Context-specific history at the bash prompt

These two bind command change the way that the up and down arrow keys work once you start typing a command to only search the history for lines that start with what you've typed so far. It's quite handy and I find it easier to use than ctrl+r.