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Rob Allen08/12/14
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View Status of All Vagrant Environments

I’ve just upgraded to Vagrant version 1.6, and vagrant global-status is possibly my favourite new feature. This command lists all currently up Vagrant environments wherever they may be on your computer

Steve Smith08/11/14
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Organization Antipattern: Dual Value Streams

The goal of Continuous Delivery is to optimise cycle time in order to increase product revenues, and cycle time is measured as the average lead time of the value stream from code checkin to production release. This was memorably summarised by Mary and Tom Poppendieck as the Poppendieck Question.

Mike Cottmeyer08/11/14
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Encapsulating Value Streams and the Object Oriented Enterprise

The value stream associated with software development typically goes something like this: analysis, design, build, test, and deploy. That’s pretty much everything you need to develop a working tested increment of the product… and therefore what defines the basic requirements for a Scrum team.

Trevor Parsons08/11/14
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Set Up Logging on Google Compute Engine in Less Than 5 Minutes

As developers continue to rely on cloud computing services like Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure, the need for comprehensive log data management for these platforms has grown as well This post gives a quick overview of setting up Logentries on Google Compute Engine.

Ariya Hidayat08/11/14
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Docker on OS X

In virtualization, Docker is the new kid on the block. It is easy to set up and play with it when you are running Linux. What if you are using OS X as your primary development system? Two possible solutions are discussed here, using boot2docker or running it via a Linux virtual machine.

Abhishek Gupta08/11/14
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EJB 3.x : Lifecycle and Concurrency Models (Part 1)

Java EE component life cycle and concurrency related details might not be new for seasoned professionals, but it is something which can take time to sink in for beginners. As far as EJBs are concerned, understanding their life cycle is extremely critical in order to ensure appropriate usage and solution design using EJBs.

Nicolas Frankel08/11/14
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Sanitizing webapp outputs as an an afterthought

For sure, software security should be part of every developer’s requirements: they should be explained and detailed before development. Unfortunately, it happens in real life that this is not always the case. I’ve been thinking about a way to sanitize the output of a large-scale legacy Spring MVC application in a reliable way (i.e. not go on each page to fix issues).

Jim Bird08/11/14
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Feature Toggles are one of the worst kinds of Technical Debt

Feature flags or config flags aka feature toggles aka flippers are an important part of Devops practices like dark launching (releasing features immediately and incrementally), A/B testing, and branching in code or branching by abstraction.

Robert Greathouse08/11/14
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Create Your Own Private Docker Registry

Shortly after you start building docker containers you will realize that you need some place to publish your images. You could push to the central docker registry. However, the central registry is public. Not a great idea if you are working on a private project.

Mahesh Chopker08/10/14
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An Enterprise Application Journey: From Monolithic to a Distributed

In this blog I would like to share my experience with an Enterprise application journey from a single monolithic application to a truly distributed application. I will also share the tools and techniques used during diagnostics, troubleshooting and development of application in this journey.

Eric D. Schabell08/10/14
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JBoss BRMS Primer - Getting Started with JBoss BRMS

This guide will get you up and running with this product, to run a demo, kick start a Proof of Concept (PoC), or just to let you explore the use cases that these products can cover. The main tool for teaching you about what this product can do will be the example demo projects.

Brian Gracely08/08/14
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The Cloudcast #156 - Making Complex Apps Look Simple

Aaron and Kenny Coleman talk to Tom Rossi (Founder of Molehill - @molehill, @buzzsprout) about running web-scale applications, interacting with 3rd-party services via APIs, and how to make complex back-end applications appear simple to end-users.

Cloudify Community08/08/14
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Workflow Management - How to Build a Customizable, Scalable and Multi-Tenant Workflow Engine

When architecting our workflow engine for Cloudify 3.0, our primary goal was to be able to provide our users with a framework that will make it possible to write custom workflows that integrate seamlessly with our orchestration framework.

Phil Whelan08/08/14
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Report from OSCON: Open Source and the Enterprise

Overall, the message of OSCON is clear: open source is, today, a highly-valued building block of enterprise IT. There is no longer a slightly shamefaced need for an enterprise developer to admit that he or she is leveraging open source software in an application.

David Catuhe08/08/14
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JavaScript: using closure space to create real private members

Closure space properties can be a great way to create really private data. You may have to deal with a small increase in memory consumption but from my point of view this is fairly reasonable.