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.
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.
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.
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Patrick Debois ran the Config Management Camp panel "Next Steps in Configuration Management", featuring Luke Kanies, John Keiser, Thomas Hatch and Mark Phillips.
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
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