Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin – The ability to think critically is one skill separating innovators from followers. Critical thinking reduces the power of advertisers, the unscrupulous and the pretentious, and can neutralize the sway of an unsupported argument. This is a skill most studen
How We Moved From Heroku To Containers With No Docker Experience – Now that we’ve containerized our Ruby application stack, we’re no longer bound to a specific cloud provider or PaaS solution. Since DCHQ integrates with 13 different cloud providers, we can easily deploy the same template on any Linux host running anywhere.
New Docker tool removes a big barrier for enterprises | CIO – Aiming to give companies operational control while maintaining developers' productivity, Docker Universal Control Plane runs on-premises and is designed to help deploy and manage Dockerized distributed applications in production on any infrastructure.
Now Available – EC2 Dedicated Hosts #aws – Last month, I announced that we would soon be making EC2 Dedicated Hosts available. As I wrote at the time, this model allows you to control the mapping of EC2 instances to the underlying physical servers.
Running Docker on AWS from the ground up – In this post, I’m going to introduce Docker deployment from the ground up, using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for hosting. I picked AWS because it’s incredibly popular, offers a free tier you can use to try this tutorial at no cost, and provides first-class Docker support via the EC2 Container Service (ECS)
Emerging Best Practices in Swift, with Ash Furrow – In this talk at the GOTO Conference CPH 2015, Ash Furrow explores how to navigate the uncharted waters of Swift to discover and identify new best practices, with concrete examples such as unit testing and refactoring code.
The Netflix Tech Blog: Global Continuous Delivery with Spinnaker – Spinnaker is an open source multi-cloud Continuous Delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence. Spinnaker is designed with pluggability in mind; the platform aims to make it easy to extend and enhance cloud deployment models.
Aerotwist – The Cost of Frameworks – I recently delivered a talk at FFConf in Brighton, called "You should use <insert library / framework here>, it's the bestestest!". I wanted to do a write-up of the presentation's content here, hopefully so it can start a broader conversation that I think we need to have, mainly around the cost of modern frameworks on mobile devices.
Modern Java – A Guide to Java 8 – This tutorial guides you step by step through all new language features. Backed by short and simple code samples you'll learn how to use default interface methods, lambda expressions, method references and repeatable annotations
TensorFlow and monetizing intellectual property #google – Google is approaching machine learning from a position of strength: the company already has the most data and the most imposing infrastructure, and as noted open-souring TensorFlow accelerates the removal of the primary limitation to leveraging that advantage: the quality of the system itself.
Startup Playbook by Sam Altman #ycombinator #startup – Though one-on-one advice will always be crucial, we thought it might help us scale Y Combinator if we could distill the most generalizable parts of this advice into a sort of playbook we could give YC and YC Fellowship companies.
Redefine Java virtualization with Docker #docker – This installment of Open source Java projects introduces Java developers to Docker. I'll explain why it's important to developers, walk you through setting up and deploying a Java application to Docker, and show you how to integrate Docker into your build process.
Real Time, Open Source Data Sync – Telepat – Telepat is an open-source backend stack, designed to deliver information updates to and from connected devices in real-time, while allowing for flexible deployment and simple scaling.
Go extra lightweight, with Java microframeworks Spark, Ninja, and Play – In the world of Java web development, such a tool would be described as lightweight. Java microframeworks have recently emerged as the newest and leanest of frameworks yet. Rather than consolidate a massive feature set, as did Java EE, or even a lighter MVC framework like Spring, microframeworks put the programmer at the center of a coherent set of increasingly powerful, lightweight tools.