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  • Use of Kanban in the Operations Team at Spotify

    by Michael Prokop, Mattias Jansson on  Sep 14, 2010 1

    In this article, InfoQ spoke with Mattias Jansson, Operations Engineer at Spotify (an online music streaming service) about the adoption of Kanban by the Spotify Operations team. Jansson offered a lot of detail about the choice to adopt Kanban as well as the experiences that the Operations team at Spotify has gained while implementing a Kanban-based approach to dealing with their workload.

  • Going Live: The Role of Development and Operations in Preparing and Deploying Software Packages

    by Andrew Phillips on  Aug 20, 2010

    A discussion of how Development, Operations and others can collaborate to prepare a good deployment package. minimizing the potential for error, improving clarity, and allowing for customization.

  • 5 Configuration Management Best Practices

    by Chris Read on  Jun 03, 2010 5

    There has been a lot of conversation going on around the configuration of applications, and how to manage it. This article explores things people can do from within their code to make their lives, and the lives of anyone else who has to administer or maintain their application, easier. These patterns have been used a number of times on ThoughtWorks projects, and they have proven their worth.

Agile Operations in the Enterprise

Posted by Michael Nygard on  May 21, 2010

We've been hearing about agile operations a lot lately, but what if you aren't a startup/Web 2.0 company? Is agile operations something that can really work inside a large, established enterprise? 1

Using DNS for REST Web Service Discovery

Posted by Jan Algermissen on  May 03, 2010

Jan Algermissen explains the need for discovery of RESTful services, and explains how the existing Domain Name Service (DNS) standard can be used as a widely-deployed and scalable solution. 18

Inotify: Efficient, Real-Time Linux File System Event Monitoring

Posted by Michael Prokop on  Apr 15, 2010

In this article we will walk through how to use the Inotify Linux utility to monitor directories and trigger alerts on changes and present tools you might want to add to your personal toolbox. 1

Scout - Extensible Server and Application Monitoring

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Feb 16, 2010

Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.

Using ITIL V3 as a Foundation for SOA Governance

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Feb 05, 2010

Those familiar with only ITIL V2 often scoff at the thought that ITIL could serve as a governance framework for SOA. With ITIL V3, the focus of the framework shifted towards service-orientation.

Enhanced Detection of Malware

Posted by Carlos Rozas, Hormuzd Khosravi, Divya Kolar Sunder,and Yuriy Bulygin on  Sep 30, 2009

This article discusses significant new threats to host agents, outlines a generic architecture for malware detection, based on enhanced cloud computing, and outlines enhanced computing solutions.

SQL Server Reporting Services and Working with Overlay Data

Posted by Grzegorz Gogolowicz and Trent Swanson on  Jun 11, 2009

Grzegorz Gogolowicz and Trent Swanson discuss how to work SQL Server Reporting Services and overlay data on report forms. 1

Introduction to Virtual Service Oriented Grids

Posted by Enrique Castro-Leon&Jackson He&Mark Chang&Parviz Peiravi on  May 06, 2009

This article discusses the combination of three ideas, virtualization, service-orientation, and grid computing into a single concept and computing platform concept.

The Emergence of Virtual Service Oriented Grids

Posted by Enrique Castro-Leon&Jackson He&Mark Chang&Parviz Peiravi on  Apr 30, 2009

The confluence of three technologies, (virtualization, service orientation, and grid computing), is explored to create a foundation for re-examining both technical and business system design issues. 2

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