Infrastructure configuration management tools are one of the technical pillars of DevOps. They enable infrastructure-as-code, the ability to automate your infrastructure provisioning.
In this eMag, we curated a series of articles that look at automation in the cloud and management at scale. We spoke with leading practitioners who have practical, hands-on experience building efficient scalable solutions that run successfully in the cloud.
This book will help you to learn from the experiences of a seasoned scrum master. It contains confessions in the form of seven short stories. These stories center around the trials of a scrum master and his new team. They are case studies based on real life events that take place in some of the largest companies in the world. You can use this to avoid pitfalls and sharpen your skills.
Estimation is often considered to be a black art practiced by magicians using strange rituals. It is one of the most controversial of activities in Agile projects – some maintain that even trying to estimate agile development is futile at best and dangerous at worst. We selected articles which present ways of coming up with estimates as well as some that argue for alternate approaches.
Within this eMag, we have chosen articles which highlight the pros and cons of Microservices, we offer insights from industry leaders, and hopefully we spark a few ideas for our readers so that they may leverage Microservices within their own domain.
Ganesh Prasad makes a clear distinction between the terms "governance" and "management", and shows how the design of these two complementary functions may be approached through the core notion of dependencies. SOA is not just about technology after all, but is a way of thinking that affects the entire organisation.
The release of Java 8 was considered a game changer for the Java platform. With new features like lambda expressions, streams, and the new Date and Time APIs, the Java 8 demonstrates that a language can be modernized without compromising stability or backward compatibility. In this eMag we explore some of the important or lesser known features of Java 8, along with a glimpse of how we got here.
Ganesh Prasad has discovered the secret to unlocking SOA's wasted potential. He aims to reignite SOA practice with a fresh, lightweight yet rigorous method based on the single most important element that underlies all types of system interactions - the notion of dependencies. "Dependency-Oriented Thinking" is the book that reveals these secrets for the first time.
DevOps, DevOps, DevOps. In 2014 DevOps hit the top of the charts in IT lingo. A recurring question that tags along recurrently is: can DevOps be applied in traditional enterprise settings? For this eMag we selected a set of articles that dig deeper into this debate and contextualize the benefits and challenges of DevOps adoption in a traditional enterprise.
Apache Hadoop is proving useful in deriving insights out of large amounts of data, and is seeing rapid improvements. Hadoop 2 now goes beyond Map-Reduce; it is more modular, pluggable and flexible and it fits a variety of use cases better. We explore this as well as some tools that can help utilize Hadoop better.
This eMag examines topics such as how Twitter re-architected its code-base to improve stability and performance, the approaches Netflix uses to be hyper-resilient, and how Java is replacing C++ for low latency coding. We also look at some lower level tricks such as feedback controls for auto-scaling, and using memory and execution profiling to identify performance bottlenecks in Java.