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Sacha Labourey04/05/14
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Continuous Delivery and Platform-as-a-Service: A World of PaaSibilities

Just as continuous integration gives way to continuous delivery, IaaS naturally leads to PaaS. This is echoed by 2014 predictions that value will start to migrate “up the stack” from IaaS to PaaS. Let’s now turn our focus to PaaS and talk about what can and can’t be done with CI and CD on PaaS.

Johanna Rothman04/04/14
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Who Solves Which Problems?

When someone else tells you what a standard for your work has to be? How does that feel to you?

Tom Howlett04/04/14
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A Creative System of Work

Let those people creating the software, create the system of creation too.

Omri Erel04/04/14
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Why You Should Switch to Cloud Based Solutions

The popularity of cloud computing has been increasing rapidly since it was invented and the reason for this is that it has numerous benefits to offer. A majority of medium and small sized businesses are switching to cloud based solutions and owners are smiling all the way to the bank after the switch.

Christian Posta04/03/14
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Integration Platform-as-a-Service, the Cloud, and... Baby Unicorns

For those of us in the real world that have worked on business-critical integration projects, we know the cold reality. They suck. Coding them by hand is going to land us into a world of hurt. So if we’re smart, we leverage existing tried-and-true integration libraries like Apache Camel to do the heavy lifting.

George Dinwiddie04/03/14
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Setting Expectations

What if we were able to set expectations beyond a simple number? What if we could say what we know and what we don’t know? What if we could give our best estimate now, and give a better one next week when we know more? Would that help?

Chris Odell04/03/14
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The Perils Of A Polished Prototype

Protoypes are good. Well I think so. They give you a better idea of how an application should hang together, where the abstractions are, where there are opportunities for refactoring and re-use. But are there downsides? The classic one is that a prototype sometimes becomes the production code.

Scott Westfall04/03/14
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Are You Hiring for the Right Abilities?

What I’m saying is that for candidates with similar extrinsic abilities, their intrinsic abilities will make a much bigger difference in their performance. Don’t overlook a possible standout performer because their extrinsic abilities aren’t a great match.

Claus Ibsen04/03/14
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JBoss Fuse on OpenShift - How to Connect to Twitter

This article contains links to resources by Clause Ibsen on how to use JBoss Fuse on OpenShift to deploy a new container running a Camel based application that polls Twitter feeds and logs them. The article includes a link to a video tutorial created by Ibsen.

Mike Bushong04/03/14
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Unused Networking Capabilities Are Useless Networking Capabilities

For whatever reason, the networking industry seems more open to innovation these days than for much of the past 15 years. We see the rise of important technologies like SDN, NFV, network virtualization, DevOps, and photonic switching. Every new technology threatens to disrupt some existing technology.

Phil Whelan04/02/14
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10 Awesome Features of Stackato 3.2

Stackato 3.0, which was released at the end of 2013, was a huge milestone for the product. It adds a slew of new features and it received an overhaul from top to bottom. They replaced the Cloud Foundry implementation with version 2 of the open-source project, which was a major update.

Mike Hadlow04/02/14
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Docker: Bulk Remove Images and Containers

I’ve been playing around creating new images and containers and debugging my Dockerfile, and I’ve wound up with lots of temporary containers and images. It’s really tedious repeatedly running ‘docker rm’ and ‘docker rmi’, so I’ve knocked up a couple of bash commands to bulk delete images and containers.

Topher Marie04/02/14
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User Management Primer: Secure User Authentication

At its core user management is about making sure the right people have access to the right servers, and the ability to control what they do on those servers. This can be broken down into the authentication (who can access) and authorization (what they can do) components. We’ll discuss authentication in this post.

Craig Matsumoto04/02/14
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Network Operators Love Open-Source and Open Systems — in Theory

Operators like the ideas of open systems and open-source code when it comes to SDN and NFV deployments, but they consider neither concept a slam-dunk, judging from the results of a survey commissioned by the OpenDaylight Project.

Jim Highsmith04/01/14
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Don't "Control" Agile Projects

One common complaint about agile methods is that management doesn’t have the same degree of “control” over projects. We need to stop worrying about this complaint as a vice and start thinking of it as a virtue.