Introducing Heroku Private Spaces: Private PaaS, delivered as-a-Service – new Heroku runtime that delivers the best of both worlds; the simplicity and success of the cloud, combined with the network and trust controls historically only available with on premise, behind the firewall deployments. Available today in public beta, Private Spaces is powered by Heroku Dogwood — an all-new runtime architecture that augments the current Cedar runtime
Chef Raises $40 Million in Funding Amidst Record Demand for DevOps – Chef is a pioneer in DevOps, the cultural and professional movement underpinning the digital transformation of every enterprise today. Chef is recognized as the standard automation platform for the DevOps workflow, with companies including Facebook, GE, Target, Bloomberg, Nordstrom, Gap, IBM, Yahoo, and Intuit, among more than 750 customers using Chef to accelerate software delivery and reduce operational risk. AWS, HP, and Microsoft, which today made Chef available on its Azure Marketplace (see separate release), have all joined Chef’s go-to-market efforts, solidifying Chef as the premier automation platform for DevOps.
The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational – Some social psychologists believe our cognitive biases help us process information more efficiently, especially in dangerous situations. Still, they lead us to make grave mistakes. We may be prone to such errors in judgment, but at least we can be aware of them. Here are some important ones to keep in mind.
Diffy: Testing services without writing tests – Diffy finds potential bugs in your service by running instances of your new and old code side by side. It behaves as a proxy and multicasts whatever requests it receives to each of the running instances. It then compares the responses, and reports any regressions that surface from these comparisons.
The 12-Factor App: A Java Developer’s Perspective #cloudnative – The Twelve-Factor App is a recent methodology (and/or a manifesto) for writing web applications that, hopefully, is getting quite popular. Although I don’t agree 100% with the recommendations, I'll quickly go through all 12 factors and discuss them from th
I am a total Java geek that lives in Brookfield - WI (Milwaukee), making my living as an architect/developer, spending all my time with Java, J2EE, OO, Linux, and open source. In my spare time, when I am not in front of my computers, I spend every other minute with my other loves: My wife and daughter, books, music, guitars, Formula-1 racing and SCI-FI shows like StarGate and others.
At work, I spend most of my time dealing with architectural and security issues with plenty of work and personal play-time going into discovering the latest tool, framework, etc that will allow us to work faster, smarter and deliver better results. A lot of my time is also spent fire-fighting issues and coming up with solutions to interesting problems. :)
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