On Sunday May 11, 2014 mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) vendor StackMob will cease operations. PayPal dictated its closure after eBay's online payment system acquired the company at the close of 2013.
Google announced major price cuts for some of their cloud services including Compute Engine, Storage and BigQuery. But their price advantage lasted for only for 24 hours because the following day Amazon slashed the prices for some of their services – EC2, S3, RDS, ElasticCache and MapReduce.
Apple has recently announced some changes to its Device Enrollment and Volume Purchase Programs aiming at improving large-scale deployment of iOS devices to enterprise and education customers interested in deploying company-owned iOS devices or instituting a "bring your own device" (BYOD) policy.
Google had a Cloud Platform Live event on Tuesday (recorded here) unveiling a number of new features, improvements and a new pricing model.
Java 8 is one of the most highly anticipated programming language updates in many years. The release contains a date API, streams API and lambdas. Include permgen removal and you end up with a nice set of improvements. To learn more about this release, we sat down with Georges Saab, vice president of software development, Java Platform Group, Oracle.
Docker Inc., the company behind Docker, introduced a range of new services, including its first paid offering: private repositories. Docker index, Docker.io's public registry, now also offers webhooks, triggers and links for trusted builds and e-mail notifications.
DevOps tool provider Vagrant announced significant features in their 1.5 release, including a public image repository and the ability to share access to running environments. The Vagrant Cloud is meant to simplify the discovery and distribution of complete development environments. Vagrant Share lets developers collaborate with others by exposing HTTP or SSH access to these virtual environments.
Azul Systems announces the release of ReadyNow! in the latest version of Azul's Zing runtime for Java. Includes a series of algorithms designed to obviate the need for "warming-up" the Java Virtual Machine.
Daniel Schauenberg described at QCon London how Etsy, renowned for its DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices, does 50 deploys/day. A fully automated deployment pipeline, thorough application monitoring and IRC-based collaboration are all important to achieve this rate of change while keeping risk to a minimum. Etsy has about 60 million monthly visits and 1.5 billion page views per month.
ZeroTurnaround was born in Estonia in 2006. It was founded by Jevgeni Kabanov and aimed to solve Java's core problem - the redeployment bottleneck. Since then, they've launched two products, JRebel and LiveRebel, and started two community efforts: RebelLabs and vJUG. For an insider's perspective on ZeroTurnaround, I interviewed their CEO.
With the release of version 0.9 Docker.io have dropped LXC as the default execution environment, replacing it with their own libcontainer. At the same time Docker now supports a much broader range of isolation tools through the use of execution drivers, which include: OpenVZ, systemd-nspawn, libvirt-lxc, libvirt-sandbox, qemu/kvm, BSD Jails, Solaris Zones, and chroot.
ThoughtWorks has recently open sourced their Continuous Delivery (CD) tool, called Go, having its origins in CruiseControl and providing a pipeline process that covers the entire code development process: continuous integration, testing and deploying.
The third annual QCon New York (Jun 11-13, 2014) will feature in-depth case studies from LinkedIn, Netflix, Foursquare, Google, Mount Sinai, Gilt and others. Hear how these companies are dealing with some of the greatest challenges in the arenas of Big Data, DevOps, Cloud Computing, Architecture, and Software Delivery. Register before Mar 15th and save $500.
In this article we discuss some of the misunderstandings surrounding DevOps and provide an introduction to a process that can bring the cultural shift that DevOps is all about.