How far have you got with learning about Cloud? Got your head around Platform as a Service? Understand what IaaS means? Can spell Docker? Working in a DevOps mode? It is easy to focus on learning new technology but according to Chris Bailey and Steve Poole it is time to take a step back and look at what the technical implications are when an application is heading to the cloud.
It seems that everyone in IT these days is talking about DevOps. From conferences, to articles and books, the term DevOps has taken the IT world by storm. The buzz is understandable, as many IT groups are looking for a way out of the morass of delayed projects, questionable quality and missed deliveries in which they often find themselves.
As many startups of the last decade, SoundCloud’s architecture started as a Ruby on Rails monolith, which later had to be broken into microservices to cope with the growing size and complexity of the site. The microservices initially ran on an in-house container management and deployment platform. Recently, the company has started to migrate to Kubernetes. In their talk at the DevOpsCon, Fabian Reinartz and Björn Rabenstein demonstrated the current Prometheus setup at SoundCloud, monitoring a large-scale Kubernetes cluster.
In the third part of his serverless cloud series, JAX London speaker Bart Blommaerts looks at serverless as an enabler of a collaborative economy.
Spring Boot, the new convention-over-configuration centric framework from the Spring team at Pivotal, marries Spring’s flexibility with conventional, common sense defaults to make application development not just fly, but pleasant! Spring developer advocate Josh Long takes a look at what Spring Boot is, why it is turning heads, why you should consider it for your next application and how to get started.
In his last piece A Simple Way to Make a WPF Chromeless Window, Steve Nadamast demonstrated how one could easily create a chromeless window using Microsoft’s “Windows Foundation Framework”, more commonly known as WPF. This time around he will show you how to make a customized WPF message box.
In his keynote at JAX London, Russ Miles (Atomist) introduced the audience to Rug, a new kind of Domain Specific Language for meta programming. Rod Johnson, inventor of the Spring Framework, is also involved in this ambitious and promising project.
In this article, Ian Craggs, software engineer at IBM, talks about MQTT 5.0 and its features.
Facebook has been using the npm client for years but they started running into problems with performance, security and consistency once the size of their codebase and the number of engineers started to grow. This is how Yarn, “a fast, reliable, and secure alternative npm client” came into being.
In this keynote, Mitchell Hashimoto, founder of HashiCorp, analyzes the shift to the cloud, talks about why it’s happening and tells us what to expect in the future.
A move to the cloud means not only technological changes but also organizational changes. Let’s try to single out the steps you need to take before moving to a private cloud.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But how about a video? Or 10? We asked 10 JAX London speakers to tell us how their sessions went, what attendees learned from them and why the topics presented in their sessions are important in today’s tech landscape.
Whether they realize it or not, more than 95 percent of all Bitcoin users use Bitcoin Core. Although there are nearly 400 people who have written code and had it merged into Bitcoin Core, there are ongoing initiatives to try and get more developers familiar with the Bitcoin Core code base. We talked to Chris Stewart, CEO and co-founder of SuredBits, about the current state of Bitcoin, the role of Bitcoin Core and what it’s like to implement a spv-node for the Bitcoin protocol in Scala.