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  • Virtual Panel: Configuration Management Tools in the Real World

    by João Miranda on  Jul 01, 2014

    Configuration management tools are a hot topic on the DevOps community and IT organizations in general. InfoQ reached out to users of each of the major tools (Ansible, CFEngine, Chef, Puppet and SaltStack) to ask them about their experiences. Why did they choose a given tool? How was the tool introduced in the organization? These are some of the questions they answered.

  • Preparing for Scale: InfoQ Virtual Roundtable with Cloud Practitioners

    by Richard Seroter on  Jun 29, 2014

    How should organizations plan for a cloud environment and optimize it for efficiency at scale? InfoQ reached out to 3 leading cloud practitioners to uncover practical advice on this topic. Each panelist has dealt with the sometimes-messy transition from on-premises to cloud, and coached organizations through their journey.

  • Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

    by João Miranda on  Jun 27, 2014

    Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team, and many development teams as well. Although all the tools aim to solve the same basic set of problems, they adhere to different visions and exhibit different characteristics.

Book Review: Integration Testing from the Trenches

Posted by Victor Grazi on  Jun 27, 2014

In this important and thorough treatise “Integration Testing from the Trenches” Nicolas Frankel starts from basics and develops integration testing with a casual formalism that's intuitive and fun.

God-Mode in Production Code

Posted by Tal Weiss on  Jun 26, 2014

Takipi is makes it just as easy to debug Java and Scala code in production as it is on your desktop 2

Data Modeling with Key Value NoSQL Data Stores – Interview with Casey Rosenthal

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 25, 2014

In Key Value data stores, data is represented as a collection of key–value pairs. InfoQ spoke with Casey Rosenthal from Basho team about data modeling when using Key Value NoSQL databases.

CFEngine's Decentralized Approach to Configuration Management

Posted by Mark Burgess & Diego Zamboni on  Jun 24, 2014

Mark Burgess and Diego Zamboni introduce CFEngine. They describe the challenges regarding web scale - scale, complexity and knowledge - and how CFEngine helps to tackle those challenges.

The Top Automation Tools for Public Cloud at Scale

Posted by Andi Mann on  Jun 21, 2014

As more organizations expand their use of public cloud services, from early-stage startups to the biggest businesses and governments in the world, the problems of cloud computing at scale will arise.

Rich Reimer on SQL-on-Hadoop Databases and Splice Machine

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 19, 2014

InfoQ spoke with Rich Reimer, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Splice Machine about the architecture and data patterns for SQL-on-Hadoop technologies.

SaltStack for Flexible and Scalable Configuration Management

Posted by Joseph Hall on  Jun 18, 2014

Joseph Hall, SaltStack senior engineer, introduces the the remote execution and configuration management system and its guiding goals. Joseph uses a simple LAMP scenario to demonstrate SaltStack.

Lessons on Cloud Management at Scale: An Interview With Randy Skopecek

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 15, 2014

How do real organizations handle the management of a cloud portfolio? InfoQ reached out to the lead applications architect for a midsize insurance firm to find out more about operating at cloud scale. 1

Review and Interview with Dean Hume - Author of Fast ASP.NET Websites

Posted by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 13, 2014

In the review, Anand examines the coverage of Fast ASP.NET Websites book, which helps developers to learn the various techniques associated with the optimization of ASP.NET websites.

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