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Oliver Hookins05/28/14
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Understanding Upstart’s Logging Options

The actual services running on these instances tend to run through Upstart. The result of the recent Init Wars in the Debian community, I find Upstart to be an acceptable Init system, and certainly is easy enough to configure – drop a conf file in a reasonably minimal format into /etc/init and you are done.

Cloudify Community05/27/14
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The OpenStack Summit - In Bits and Byte-Size Pieces

My general impressions from this summit are two-fold, both on a personal and technical level - the community itself is great, and that people are doing some really amazing and useful stuff. In this post i will give a short technical overview of a few interesting projects i think are worth mentioning.

Gil Zilberfeld05/27/14
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The Kitbag Question

Anyone you ask will says they are encouraging learning, and that theirs is a learning organization. But is that really true?

Chris Haddad05/27/14
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DevOps PaaS delivers at the speed of business demand

Unfortunately, most IT teams do not have an environment fostering the rapid iteration, streamlined workflow, and effective collaboration required to operate at the speed of now and capture business opportunity.

Mike Bushong05/27/14
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Real employee value goes beyond what you produce

Would you rather be known as the person who does a lot of stuff that is almost right? Or the one who nails every deliverable?

Steven Willmott05/27/14
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APIs.Json, APIs.io and API Discovery on the Web

In combination, the aim is to both help get more meta-data about APIs available in public and also begin making it easier to find these APIs. We’re also open-sourcing the API Search engine, so others can run their own search engines also (see APIs.io) for more information on this.

Tatiana Crawford05/27/14
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Deputizing Everyone For Cloud Security

If you track back the origins of most IT compliance standards and regulations they have emerged as a way to drive and enforce specific behaviors. It’s a way industries help reduce risk aspects, hopefully driving an improved collective behavior for all.

Trevor Parsons05/27/14
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Our Favorite Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

As a part of monitoring and troubleshooting our system and applications, we often need to get a quick snapshot of information about the status of our server. This usually means SSHing into a server and running certain commands to get to the information we need.

Ross Mason05/26/14
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Near Real Time Sync with Batch

The idea of this blog post is to give you a short introduction on how to do Real time sync with Mule ESB. We’ll use several of the newest features that Mule has to offer – like the improved Poll component with watermarking and the Batch Module.

Oliver Hookins05/26/14
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LZ* compression algorithms

While I was implementing a small, naive log aggregation tool I had a moment to consider the type of compression I wanted to use on the log files at rest. The main implication this has outside of the efficiency of compression and how much space the files will take up is how they can be used once stored.

Chris Haddad05/26/14
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DevOps Equals Principles Plus Practices

Successful movements have a clear manifesto outlining goals and principles. Many DevOps adopters may not be aware of the DevOps Manifesto (created by Jez Humble @jezhumble) nor how successful DevOps requires keeping a clear focus on principles, practices, and value (instead of infrastructure tooling.

G. Andrew Duthie05/26/14
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Cisco AnyConnect and Hyper-V - Connect to a VPN from Inside a VM Session

With my current client, I need to be able to access files, servers, and tools on their remote network, which they enable via the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client software. So far, so good. I had no trouble at all installing and connecting with this software from my laptop over my FiOS connection.

Rob Galanakis05/26/14
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Adjustable standing desks should be mandatory

If you want a vibrant and dynamic engineering culture, standing desks are a must. I view them as fundamental to a programming team as decent workstations and SSDs.

Rob J Hyndman05/26/14
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Data science marketplaces

Some new websites are being established offering “market places” for data science. Two I’ve come across recently are Experfy and SnapAnalytx.

Reza Rahman05/26/14
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Using HTTP PATCH with JAX-RS 2

Thanks to the popularity of REST, most of us now know HTTP methods like GET, POST, PUT and DELETE better than we probably care to. Nonetheless, most of you probably don't know much about a more obscure but pretty handy HTTP method - PATCH.