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Moving Deliveroo from a Monolith to a Distributed System

by Jan Stenberg Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 17, 2017

Deliveroo has grown dramatically the last years, both in terms of business and IT, and is facing a lot of technical challenges with its large monolithic application. The solution is to go distributed, but without microservices, Greg Beech noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, describing their move from a monolith into a distributed system.

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Conference Recap: Google Cloud Next

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 14, 2017 4

Cloud enthusiasts from around the world attended Google Cloud Next to hear an update from the search giant. Three broad themes emerged from the many keynotes and 200+ sessions: service scale and maturity, usable machine learning, and enterprise-friendliness.

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Building the Hyperconnected Future on Blockchains Paper Released at World Government Summit

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 04, 2017

At the recent World Government Summit, Hexayurt Capital and ConsenSys released a paper called “Building the Hyperconnected Future on Blockchains.” The purpose of the paper was to provide an Internet of Agreements (IoA) strategy and roadmap for the next wave of innovation in order to drive Globalization 2.0.

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microXchg Microservices Conference Day One Summary: DDD, Platforms, and Organisational Impact

by Daniel Bryant Follow 78 Followers on  Feb 27, 2017

At the microXchg conference in Berlin, a group of software development practitioners shared their latest learnings about the microservice architectural style. Topics discussed included functional service design, integrating DDD and REST, creating microservice-powered websites using transclusion, choosing a microservice platform, and the organisational and people impact of microservices.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

Microsoft Releases Managed Disks, Scale Sets

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 24, 2017

In an effort to simplify virtual machine (VM) storage and scaling in Azure, Microsoft released two new capabilities. Managed Disks eliminate the need to configure "storage accounts" for holding VM disks. Scale sets make it possible to deploy hundreds of identical VMs at once.

Development Follow 105 Followers

GitLab.com Postmortem Digs into Root Causes of 18 Hour Outage

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 21, 2017

GitLab's postmortem into the root cause of their 18 hour site outage is a detailed look at how the incident began, how it got worse before it got better, and how they plan to learn from the mistakes and improve the service.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

Google Cloud Endpoints is Now Generally Available

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 16, 2017

After three months in beta, Google has announced the general availability of its Open API-based Cloud Endpoints (GCE) API management system, which aims to make it possible to build efficient, ready-to-scale API platforms, says Google.

DevOps Follow 181 Followers

Setting up a DevOps Pipeline for an IoT Application

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 13, 2017

In a recent article on the MSDN site, Daniel Meixler explores a complete DevOps lifecycle for an Internet of Things (IoT) application using Microsoft frameworks and components. The concepts can be generalized to other IoT platforms with some changes.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

Microsoft Adds Team and LUIS Support for Flow

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 11, 2017

Microsoft has recently announced changes to its cloud workflow service, Flow, to enable teams to contribute and manage flows centrally. This new sharing capability is also available to SaaS and custom API Connectors. In addition to these collaboration features, Microsoft has also announced support for Gmail connectivity and integration with additional Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs.

Development Follow 105 Followers

Fatigue, Spam, and Lack of Backups Take down GitLab.com

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017 1

What started out as an attempt to protect GitLab.com from spammers turned sour as engineer fatigue and a lack of backups took the site down for nearly 18 hours and the loss of six hours worth of production data.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

Google Expands Audit Logging Capability to Majority of Cloud Services

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 30, 2017 2

Tracking "who did what" in a self-service public cloud can be challenging. With Google Cloud Audit Logging, Google captures log streams for seventeen services in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) .

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Amazon's Managed Container Service Adds Support for Docker on Windows

by Elton Stoneman Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 24, 2017 1

Amazon is the first cloud provider to support Windows Docker containers in their managed container platform - the AWS EC2 Container Service. The new beta service for Windows has several restrictions, but it paves the way to running multi-platform solutions across a single cluster of container hosts.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

Improving Azure SQL Database Performance Using In-Memory Technologies

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 21, 2017 4

In late 2016, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure SQL Database In-Memory technologies. In-Memory processing is only available in Azure Premium database tiers and provides performance improvements for On-line Analytical Processing (OLTP), Clustered Columnstore Indexes and Non-clustered Columnstore Indexes for Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing (HTAP) scenarios.

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Testimonial on Using F# by Microsoft's Project Springfield Team

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 02, 2017

Project Springfield is a fuzz testing service for finding security critical bugs in software. William Blum, principal software engineering manager on the Springfield team at Microsoft Research, explains how adopting F# helped the team build the cloud service.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

Microsoft Launches Cloud Bot-as-a-Service Platform

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 28, 2016 1

This past November, Microsoft launched, what it is calling, the Industry’s First Cloud Bot-as-a-Service platform. The Azure Bot Service is powered by the Microsoft Bot Framework and has a serverless compute back-end built on Azure Functions. Using the Bot service allows developers to build conversational applications that plug into many popular chat applications.

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