Deepak Giridharagopal explains the config management and automation tool Puppet, the concept of Immutable Deployments, and how Puppet DB (written in Clojure) allows to monitor and query systems managed with Puppet. Also: why PuppetDB is written in Clojure.
Francesco Cesarini and Viktor Klang explain the motivation behind the Reactive Manifesto and what exactly it brings to the table. Also: what Erlang and Scala/Akka can learn from each other.
Aaron Bedra talks about web security and issues that affect e-commerce and online payments services.
Dave Farley discusses the reasons for Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment, the advantages and challenges they pose, and much more.
Rachel Laycock explains her experience with bringing Continuous Delivery to companies, the main technical and social obstacles, and much more.
Mike Amundsen talks about API management, versioning, and discovery. He compares RESTFul and CRUD-style APIs, discusses the notion of 'affordance,' and introduces hypermedia APIs. He examines documentation modelling frameworks for APIs - like Swagger - and also provides his thoughts on API governance, OAuth 2.0, and web single sign-on.
Fun and Games with Enterprise Software: Tom Banks on What's New in WebSphere Liberty Profile, IBM Code Rally
Tom Banks talks about what's new in the IBM WebSphere Application Server v 8.5.5 Liberty Profile and explores how its extensible architecture allows interesting additions to "gamify" the running of enterprise software. He describes what you can do when enterprise software becomes mobile and introduces IBM Code Rally, a game which is built on top of the Liberty Profile and other IBM software.
Stephen Nelson-Smith, CTO of Strategic Blue, explains why cloud computing has become a commodity and the financial and technical advantages as well as risks of trading cloud providers.
Richard Nicholson of Paremus talks to InfoQ about the upcoming R6 Enterprise Spec, what impact it will have on Cloud Computing environments, and how OSGi as a modular technology is well placed for the dynamic distributed computing platforms of the future.
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).