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  • Introduction to SQL Server Containers

    by on  Sep 08, 2016

    Containers are just around the corner for the Windows community, and this article takes a closer look at using SQL Server containers. The author discusses the value, use cases, and means for taking advantage of SQL Server containers today.

  • Virtual Panel on Bimodal IT

    by on  Aug 31, 2016

    Bimodal IT has been supported by many and criticized by many. InfoQ reached out to enterprise experts to dig deeper into the pros and cons of this strategy and how/when/if is it applicable.

  • Getting Started with ASP.Net Performance Monitoring and Optimization

    by on  Aug 29, 2016 2

    “This web page is slow” is a common and regular complaint about web sites, especially since web applications started replacing desktop applications. While the web brings some desirable characteristics such as global delivery, it also brings its share of challenges at the performance level.

Respect Your Organisational Monoliths

Posted by on  Aug 18, 2016

There is a lot of information about DevOp out there but little on tackling DevOps in financial organisations. This article presents lessons learnt rolling out DevOps in a large insurance organization.

Book Review and Excerpt: Infrastructure as Code

Posted by on  Jul 25, 2016

We review the book Infrastructure as Code by Kief Morris, who lays down the foundation for Infrastructure as Code and outlines the main patterns and practices recommended for building it.

How to Deal with COTS Products in a DevOps World

Posted by on  Jul 24, 2016

Mirco Hering explains why we shouldn't leave COTS products (and the people working on them) left behind in a DevOps world. With creative solutions we can apply good practices from custom software.

Containers Live Migration: Behind the Scenes

Posted by on  Jul 22, 2016

This article addresses a topic that is not fully covered in current IT world: live migration of containers, how it works behind the scenes, and what problems it solves. 1

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon New York 2016

Posted by on  Jul 12, 2016

The fifth annual QCon New York was the biggest yet, bringing together over 850 team leads, architects, project managers, and engineering directors.

Writing Maintainable Configuration Code

Posted by on  Jul 08, 2016

The article discusses a catalog of configuration smells, provides a few examples of such smells along with corresponding refactorings, and lists a few tools that could be used to reveal such smells. 2

The Things I Learnt about DevOps When My Car Was Engulfed by Flames

Posted by on  Jul 07, 2016

Framed in the story of the author's car catching fire, this article describes five ways of thinking to help understand DevOps culture, and behaviours necessary to create an effective DevOps team. 1

Article Series: Cloud and "Lock-in"

Posted by on  Jul 01, 2016

With the fast-pace of cloud changes, cloud lock-in remains a popular refrain. But what does it mean, and how can you ensure you're maximizing your cloud investment while keeping portability in mind?

Approaching Lock-In from a Consultant’s Perspective: An Interview with Nicki Watt

Posted by on  Jun 30, 2016

Consultants play a major role in helping companies deliver software. How do these consultants tackle lock-in and build portable solutions? In this interview, OpenCredo's Nicki Watt tackles this topic.

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