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Mike Bushong11/05/14
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Network Engineers, Pay Attention to Big Data

Don’t be afraid of these new applications. They are coming whether you like it or not. Embrace them, understand them as best you can. Then sit back and think about what the network can do for them. You have an ability to significantly impact their ability to perform.

Cloudify Community11/05/14
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NFV on OpenStack Cloud – Open Source Everything

Based on a monitoring indicator or a group of indicators I can decide to add additional Sprout servers to support more connections, or to shutdown Sprout servers at times of lesser activity. This is called elastic scale-out.

Aaron Nichols11/05/14
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Pairing With Docker-spoon

All this awesomeness doesn’t come without some conditions. Spoon takes advantage of the idea that working in a terminal with tmux is low latency & easily shared. There is some work being done to use VNC inside spoon to allow for the use of GUI apps but that’s not the optimal use case.

Trevor Parsons11/05/14
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What Is JSON? An Introductory Guide

JSON, short for JavaScript Object Notation, continues to gain momentum in our increasingly connected world. Reading this primer will give you a baseline understanding so you can start having intelligent conversations about the pros and cons of using JSON with your team.

Hema Chowdary11/05/14
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Webcam Streaming Using Raspberry Pi and Java

There are lots of devices in the market that allows monitoring home remotely from a central interface which are very expensive. Tech lovers can now own their inexpensive security systems with the tiny super computer called Raspberry Pi.

Josh Begleiter11/05/14
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The Modern API

Crafting a contract through an API creates trust, and enforcing that with best practices creates stability. By following these tips, you can create a maintainable API and simplify implementation and updates for API clients.

Ayende Rahien11/04/14
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Career planning: What is your path?

As discussed in the previous post, a lot of developers move to management positions at some point in their careers. Now let's turn this around, instead of asking what is going on in the industry, let’s check what is going on with you. In particular, do you have a career plan at all?

Mike Bushong11/04/14
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SDN and Legacy Companies: Laggards or Pragmatists?

The most basic truth here is that there is no real consensus on operating models around any of the new technology. While there are rough agreements on a few architectural principles, there is really not a lot of best practices to which companies can pin their operations.

Mike Bushong11/04/14
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Making the World a Better Place with Big Data

While there is certainly much feel-good hyperbole about the “making the world a better place” nature of big data, that is more than offset with actual real-world details of how data is being used to solve more day-to-day business problems.

Robert Nyman11/04/14
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The editors I've been using--which one is your favorite?

The other day when I wrote about Vim and how to get started with it, I got a bit nostalgic with the editors I’ve been using over the years. Therefore, I thought I’d list the editors I’ve been using over the years. It would be very interesting and great if you’d like to share in the comments which editor you are using, and why you prefer it! Or with which editor you started your developer career!

Phil Whelan11/04/14
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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 October

There seemed to be a big crowd on the Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board meeting this month. The main focus of this meeting was the Foundation, for which it was suggested attendees bring their questions. But first, the technical...

Cloudify Community11/04/14
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Configuring an OpenStack VM with Multiple Network Cards

We have discussed OpenStack networking extensively in previous posts. In this post, I’d like to dive into a more advanced OpenStack networking scenario. Many cloud images are not configured to automatically bring up all network cards that are available. They will usually only have a single network card configured.

Ross Mason11/04/14
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Q&A: How to Build a Successful API Program

Thanks to those of you who attended our webinar, “The API Love Triangle: Delivering Successful API Programs". Now you know that the API triangle is composed of 3 key people and that the success of your API program depends on satisfying the needs of each.

Mike Driscoll11/03/14
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Logging Currently Running Processes with Python

I was looking through some of my old code and noticed this old script where I was creating a log of all running processes every 5 minutes. I believe I originally wrote the code to help me diagnose rogue processes that were eating memory or pegging the CPU.

Ioannis Canellos11/03/14
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ZooKeeper on Kubernetes

Finally, we can define an other kind of service, for the client connection port. This time we are not going to specify the sever id, in the selector, which means that all 3 servers will be selected. In this case kubernetes will load balance across all ZooKeeper servers.