• Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

    by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015 11

    Over a period of seven years, has grown from an e-commerce start-up running a monolithic Ruby on Rails application to $1B luxury goods company operating a cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. This article introduces Gilt's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, and explains the history and motivations that lead to the creation of this tool.

  • Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval

    by Aaron Kendall on  Apr 13, 2015

    Bulk data is commonly accessed via files & FTP. As the world moves toward APIs to facilitate collaboration, what are the requirements for data APIs? This article describes a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion. Two APIs operate in parallel to provide data changes as well as the data records themselves. An example demonstrates how API responses are parameterized using meta-data.

  • Hologram - Finally, AWS Key Distribution that Makes Sense

    by Arian Adair on  Mar 31, 2015

    Faced with the lack of solutions for secure distribution of AWS access keys to developers, AdRoll decided to build their own open source Hologram, a system that brings Amazon's Instance Profile mechanism to developer workstations. Adair details the process, tool design and main features.

Intro to .NET Unit & Integration Testing with SpecsFor

Posted by Matt Honeycutt on  Mar 25, 2015

Matt Honeycutt introduces SpecsFor, a .NET unit and integration test framework, explaining how to set it up, how to create the first tests, and provides a few hints on advanced usage scenarios. 4

Interview with Mike McQuaid about Git in Practice

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 04, 2015

Mike McQuaid, Software Engineer at GitHub, has written "Git in Practice" which provides over 60 techniques for working with and managing Git projects. InfoQ caught up with Mike, and asked about it.

Perspectives On Agile Software Testing - Book Review

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Mar 03, 2015

Book Review and QnA with authors of eBook "Perspectives on Agile Software Development".

F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 18, 2015

F# Deep Dives is a new book aimed at showing the business value that using F# brings in practice. It presents 11 industrial scenarios and their solution with F# using a functional-first approach.

Simplifying F# Type Provider Development

Posted by Dave Fancher on  Feb 13, 2015

Type Providers are an essential element for F#’s extensibility model. Dave Fancher shows how to take the tedium out authoring Type Providers using some simple inline factory methods.

DevOps in AWS LiveLessons Review and Q&A with Author Paul Duvall

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 12, 2015

Addison-Wesley Professional Devops in AWS LiveLessons is a video course for infrastructure developers and Sys Ops engineers who aim at creating a fully-automated continuous delivery system in AWS.

Shipping-to-Partner or Partnership?

Posted by Henk Woolschot on  Feb 11, 2015

Due to globalization and supply chain management, a single company cannot operate on its own anymore. This article provides models to help you to get insight in the relationships with your partners.

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene Part 2

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 17, 2015

In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bringing better low-level memory layout control to Java.

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene about Zing, Zulu, and New Releases

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 06, 2015

Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.

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