The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" covers the principles behind "Infrastructure as Code", provides an introduction to Ruby, Chef, and important Tools. The main part consists of detailed examples on how to use the tools required to write fully tested infrastructure code.
There has been a raging debate about PaaS and whether it is still a valuable part of a cloud portfolio, so InfoQ reached out to four leaders in the cloud domain (cloud advocate Krish Subramanian, cloud developer Dan Turkenkopf, cloud executive JP Morgenthal, and cloud expert James Urquhart) for their opinions on the future of PaaS.
Raffi Krikorian, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Twitter, gives an insight on how Twitter prepares for unexpected traffic peaks and how system architecture is designed to support failure. 1
Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them.
Software can take inordinate amounts of time to develop and test. With the cloud, achieving hyper-agile software development is feasible with these key principles for building a next-gen dev/test lab.
In this article we hear a very personal story on introducing a DevOps mindset at a large bank. In particular how the automation of configuration and release management processes enabled collaboration.
Chris Smith offers insights on how to leverage the increasing employee adoption of cloud services (Bring Your Own Cloud) to perform their work. Understanding the risks and benefits becomes essential.
Deploying real applications is hard. Questions arise when there are Registry settings, custom folders structure, or web clusters. Here we look for answers using PowerShell and AppVeyor CI.
Matthias Marschall contributes powerful tactical information for all users of Opscode Chef, from the beginner up to expert, in his recently published book "Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook".
Today organizations that are on a Devops journey often end up implementing in pockets that are not scaleable. This article addresses some of the challenges and suggests ideas to overcome them. 3
The Android Developer’s Cookbook is a solid reference book for mobile app developers that can serve as an authoritative guide for sound programming practices. A nice addition to a dev's book shelf. 1