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  • Continuous Delivery: Huge Benefits, but Challenges Too

    by Lianping Chen on  Apr 30, 2015

    This article explains why Paddy Power adopted continuous delivery (CD), describes the resulting CD capability, and reports the huge benefits and challenges involved. This information can help practitioners plan their adoption of CD and help researchers form their research agendas.

  • Big Data Processing with Apache Spark - Part 2: Spark SQL

    by Srini Penchikala on  Apr 16, 2015 1

    Spark SQL, part of Apache Spark big data framework, is used for structured data processing and allows running SQL like queries on Spark data. In this article, Srini Penchikala discusses Spark SQL module and how it simplifies running data analytics using SQL interface. He also talks about the new features in Spark SQL, like DataFrames and JDBC data sources.

  • 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.

Q&A with Gene Kim on the State of DevOps Survey

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Mar 26, 2015

The 2015 State of DevOps survey is out. Survey's co-author Gene Kim explains what are the goals for this edition, how the data is analysed and what have we learned so far from past surveys.

How to Start With Security

Posted by Rémon (Ray) Sinnema on  Mar 14, 2015

Computer security, or the lack thereof, has made many headlines recently. In this article we'll look at how bad things are and what you, as a software developer, can do about it.

Q&A with Andy Singleton on Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015

The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.

Config Management Camp Panel: Next Steps in Configuration Management

Posted by Carlos Sanchez on  Feb 22, 2015

Patrick Debois ran the Config Management Camp panel "Next Steps in Configuration Management", featuring Luke Kanies, John Keiser, Thomas Hatch and Mark Phillips.

Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015

In this article, Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization. 1

Simple TOSCA Orchestration for Docker

Posted by Nati Shalom on  Feb 14, 2015

TOSCA, governed by the OASIS organization, is a platform for defining a standard container orchestration specification that is portable across various cloud environments and container providers. 1

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.

Big Data Processing with Apache Spark – Part 1: Introduction

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 30, 2015

Apache Spark is an open source big data framework built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. In this article, Srini Penchikala discusses how Spark helps with big data processing. 2

Getting Started with Monitoring using Graphite

Posted by Franklin Angulo on  Jan 23, 2015

Setting up a new monitoring system might seem daunting at first. Franklin guides us through the first steps and explains the architecture and inner workings of a Graphite-based monitoring system.

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