Alex Papadimoulis shares his thoughts on distribution vs delivery, decoupling infrastructure (pull) from application (push) deployments and keeping delivery systems simple, especially for web scale applications. In particular Alex describes three different types of roll-outs: Live, Rolling and Parallel and their applicability (cloud-based delivery vs in-house servers).
Gareth Rushgrove on what's driving UK Government's adoption of cloud computing and the challenges posed by such endeavor. He also shares his view on navigating through multiple cloud provider solutions and their jargon.
Ben Christensen explains how Netflix manages to stay online even with millions of users, the Hystrix fault tolerance library, how Netflix discovered reactive programming and why it ported Rx to Java.
Baruch Sadogursky and Shlomi Ben Haim discuss the impotence of Binary repositories for building modular software, JFrog's Artifactory and Bintray products, and their partnership with Black Duck.
Jim Hirschauer describes the application monitoring tool landscape, KPIs and metrics to consider when monitoring, and compares monitoring traditional vs. cloud-based applications. He talks about performance considerations when instrumenting code, how organizations can be 'Smarter' about their Big Data, and looks at what's new in AppDynamics 3.7.
Enterprise cloud specialist Brian McCallion talks about what's really holding back enterprises from adopting the cloud, how they should address their legacy applications, ways to avoid introducing complexity in distributed environments, the value of Amazon Redshift, and how technologists should broaden their knowledge and avoid specialization.
Cloud leader George Reese answers questions across a wide range of topics. He shares his thoughts on pitfalls of enterprise cloud strategies, overrated technologies, whether IaaS standards matter yet, the relevance of private clouds, and the need for common sense when designing a API.
In this InfoQ interview, Michael Nygard explores some of the available loopholes in the CAP theorem helping architects to engineer distributed systems that meet their needs. He also discusses new patterns he’s observed since his book, Realease IT and shares his thoughts on continuous delivery, DevOps and ALM.
IT thought leader Jeff Sussna answers a range of questions about operational efficiency and cloud trends. He discusses new thinking around production freezes and adopting continuous delivery. Sussna explains how companies should understand the entire lifecyle of a customer’s cloud experience. Finally, he shares insight into AWS and their leading position in the cloud.
In this interview we talk with Adrian Cockcroft, the architect for Netflix’s cloud systems team. We discuss how Netflix combines 300 loosely coupled services across 10,000 machines. An interesting revelation is that they fully embrace continuous delivery and each team is allowed to deploy new versions of their service whenever they want.
Jesse Robbins of Opscode discusses how the concept of deploying, maintaining, and updating a software solution has begun to evolve into the concept of DevOps. This new player in the development landscape blurs the lines betwee Development and Operations teams and creates a new practice of Infrastructure as Code.
More than a year since his book Contiuous Delivery came out, author Jez Humble talks about changes in CD, and its relationships with Cloud development, ALM. He also shares his Four Principles Of Low-Risk Software Releases. Other topics include TDD, feedback at different stages of the pipeline, and his involvement with Devops.