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Microservices, Micro Operations? - Challenges of Microservice Models at the Operations Level

Posted by Dustin Huptas, Andreas Schmidt  on  Jun 03, 2015 2

Dustin Huptas, Andreas Schmidt present some of the operational challenges met when dealing with microservices, and offer solutions from the field of automation and service discovery.


Drunken Stumble: The Correct Way To Build Software

Posted by Garrett Smith  on  May 29, 2015

Garrett Smith introduces Drunken Stumble, a development method in two stages: a lean, which represents the goal of the programmer or team, and a stumble, which is a series of automatic "next steps".


Scale-oriented Architecture with APIs

Posted by John Sheehan  on  May 15, 2015

John Sheehan presents choices – queues, proxies - helping a microservices architecture to stay robust and reliable, along with automation strategies allowing Runscope to deploy code 100 times a day.


Continuous Delivery: Tools, Collaboration, and Conway's Law

Posted by Matthew Skelton  on  May 05, 2015

Matthew Skelton shares his recent experience of helping many different organisations to evaluate and select tools to facilitate DevOps and Continuous Delivery.


Centralized Application Configuration with Spring and Apache ZooKeeper

Posted by Ryan Gardner  on  Apr 12, 2015

Ryan Gardner focuses on how leveraged the powerful attributes of both Apache ZooKeeper and Spring to rid their application of local configuration files.


Groovy Browser Automation

Posted by Colin Harrington  on  Mar 14, 2015

Colin Harrington introduces GEB, a browser automation solution, combining the power of WebDriver, jQuery content selection, the robustness of Page Object modelling and the expressiveness of Groovy.


Consul: Service-oriented at Scale

Posted by Armon Dadgar  on  Mar 07, 2015

Armon Dadgar presents Consul, a distributed control plane for the datacenter. Armon demonstrates how Consul can be used to build, configure, monitor, and orchestrate distributed systems.


You Can't Be Great without Technical Excellence

Posted by James Grenning  on  Feb 27, 2015

James Grenning takes a look at why the technical practices of TDD, refactoring, continuous design, clean code and automated testing can help people and their organization be great.


Unleash the Power of HBase Shell

Posted by Jayesh Thakrar  on  Dec 07, 2014

Jayesh Thakrar shows what can be done with irb, how to exploit JRuby-Java integration, and demonstrates how the Shell can be used in Hadoop streaming to perform complex and large volume batch jobs.


Find the Right Abstraction Level for Your Tests

Posted by Gerard Meszaros  on  Sep 19, 2014 2

Gerard Meszaros advises on using the right abstraction level and automation tools when creating unit or system-level tests.


Canary Analyze All The Things: How We Learned to Keep Calm and Release Often

Posted by Roy Rapoport  on  Aug 28, 2014 1

Roy Rapoport discusses canary analysis deployment and observability patterns he believes that are generally useful, and talks about the difference between manual and automated canary analysis.


Hello Ansible: A Story about Infrastructure Agility

Posted by Baraa Basata  on  Aug 27, 2014

Baraa Basata introduces Ansible, comparing it with Chef and Capistrano and exploring automation principles: disposable servers, package management, and applying design principles to infrastructure.

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