Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them. Managing hundreds of VMs on public clouds, integrating up to 400 commits a day and running thousands of test jobs on them are some of the challenges described.
This article is part of the “DevOps War Stories” series. In each issue we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, we learn what worked and what didn’t, and chart the challenges faced during adoption. This time a very personal story on introducing a DevOps mindset at a large bank. In particular how the automation of configuration and release management processes enabled collaboration.
Chris Smith offers insights on how to leverage the increasing employee adoption of cloud services (Bring Your Own Cloud) to perform their work. Understanding the risks and benefits becomes essential.
In this article, author Mat Keep discusses the deployment best practices of MongoDB databases with focus on capacity planning & monitoring aspects. He explains hardware selection, metrics & sharding.
Docker is an open source tool to run applications inside of a Linux container, a kind of light-weight virtual machine. 3
Donte Ormsby talks about his experiences using DubDubDeploy, a tool for simplifying website deployment using ASP.NET. 1
Matt Callanan has been pushing the boundaries of Agile software development and most recently he extended that journey to DevOps. InfoQ caught up with Matt to find out more about his experiences. 1
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
This article from Atlassian, discusses four aspects of automated builds and continuous integration: communication flow, effective builds, code quality, and automated deployment. 4
This article explains how to deploy a JRuby application with Java Web Start. From creating the code, signing the JARs, and setting up JRuby properties. As bonus: a look at JRuby 1.1's AOT feature. 3
What do enterprise developers need, that they're not getting from their tools today? Based on the answers to that question, we can look at whether Ruby currently has anything valuable to offer. 19