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Craig Matsumoto03/27/14
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OpenFlow 2.0 Could Bring New Flexibility to Switches

OpenFlow 2.0 doesn’t formally exist yet, but one possible shape of the protocol — a more flexible take on packet switching — is starting to form. In other words, what’s being proposed is a new type of switch, one that’s configurable in ways that aren’t possible today.

Chen Harel03/26/14
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The Dark Side Of Lambda Expressions in Java 8

Java 8’s two biggest features in terms of the language are Lambda expressions and the new Nashorn engine. But these features also have a dark side to them

Dave Fecak03/26/14
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Why Hire Older Engineers

As someone who has been around programmers (and ran a Java Users Group) for about 15 years, I often guide senior technologists in marketing their skills. I generally advise my clients on employing some senior level engineers who are strong coders but will also serve a secondary purpose of attracting other less experienced hires.

Scott Westfall03/26/14
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Whatever Happened to Reuse?

If we’re doing things correctly, almost everything we write should make the next release or next project easier. Effective reuse taps into the passion developers feel for great code, leading to greater creativity and productivity. Besides, how many Foobulators does one company need, anyway?

Tatiana Crawford03/26/14
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What a Beautiful Cryptocurrency Mining Operation You’re Funding…

Lately there has been a lot of buzz around public and private cloud machines being compromised and used to mine digital currency, and every day we’re presented with new opportunities to learn from the misfortunes of others.

Oliver Hookins03/26/14
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Cloudformation and the Data Transformation Nightmare

The background to this story is that I spent the bulk of one week recently working on getting a prototype service deployed with AWS CloudFormation, and the experience was still reasonably painful. My team has other services deployed with CloudFormation, which is working perfectly fine (now) but I had hoped there would be some improvements available since the last time we went through the process.

Roy Chua03/26/14
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Quagga: A Success, and Yet a Failure, of Open-Source In Networking?

SDNCentral had the opportunity to speak to Martin Winter, one of the current caretakers of the Quagga project, one of the most venerable open-source routing stacks in networking. Quagga powers many large service providers and numerous networking appliances today.

Dave Rooney03/25/14
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Gourmet Crow, or Wearing a Different Hat

We use the phrase "eating crow" to describe a situation when you must admit that you were wrong after taking a rather strong position about something. While this isn't exactly that case, hence the second title, it does illustrate a lesson in perspective.

Mike Bushong03/25/14
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DevOps, automation, and mid-market companies

I have been a huge fan of automation in general and DevOps in particular for many years now. But, as an industry, are we leaving people behind unintentionally?

Ashwini Kuntam...03/24/14
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ActiveMQ - Network of Brokers Explained (Part Three)

Now that we have understood the basics of ActiveMQ network connector in part 1 and part 2 of this blog series, in this part 3, we will examine how ActiveMQ load balances consumers which connect to a network of brokers.

Johannes Brodwall03/24/14
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The Economics of Reuse

If you need the same functionality in two projects, you should reuse code between them, right? Or should you? For as long as there has been a profession of software engineering, we have tried to achieve more reuse. But reuse has both a benefit and a cost. Too often, the cost is forgotten. In this article, I examine the economics of reuse.

Paul Jenson03/24/14
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Dev vs. Ops and DevOps

The buzz about DevOps still seems to be dominated by conversations describing what it is. So here is my description in a simple visual format.

Brian Gracely03/24/14
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The Cloudcast #135 - Scaling and DevOps at GitHub

Aaron and Brian talk with Mark Imbriaco (@markimbriaco), Technical Ops at GitHub, about the evolution of web-scale, enabling software developers to be successful, automating systems and how the culture of DevOps is applicable to every company.

Omri Erel03/24/14
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SRA Government Adoption of Cloud Services

Cloud computing adoption rates are growing substantially. In many cases, the cloud has considerably reduced operating costs for private users and businesses. While some consider migration to the cloud to be somewhat of a “revolution” in IT, it is really just the natural progression of our digital landscape.

Sharone Zitzman03/24/14
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Network Automation and Orchestration with Openstack and Cloudify

In my previous post I discussed the evolution of networking in the cloud and the need for the virtualization of network functions, and the different drivers for change. In this post I will focus on orchestrating your networking through OpenStack's Neutron, its challenges and potential.