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

    by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015 9

    Over a period of seven years, gilt.com 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.

  • 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.

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2015

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 01, 2015

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Hologram - Finally, AWS Key Distribution that Makes Sense

Posted 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. Adair details the process, 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.

The Microservice Revolution: Containerized Applications, Data and All

Posted by Luke Marsden on  Mar 19, 2015

This article describes the advantages of container-based microservices and why failing to containerize stateful services like databases greatly reduces the benefits of microservices architectures. 7

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

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