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The Monolithic to Microservices Conundrum Roundup

erosion earth pyramids at Zone, Iseo lake, Italy

One of the sessions on microservices which has been doing the rounds the last week was a talk by ThoughtWorks CTO Rebecca Parsons at QCon in London. The overall message behind Parsons’ talk was that whilst adopting microservices has become extremely popular, it needs to be approached with caution. The talk explores the relationship between evolutionary architecture and continuous delivery and ...

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How Spotify does Continuous Delivery with Docker and Helios

How Spotify does Continuous Delivery with Docker and Helios

Credit to the organisers of DevCon in Tel Aviv last month for a speakers line up which included Evgeny Goldin of Spotify in Berlin who described his journey with Spotify, how they do continuous integration with Docker and their own open source tool Helios, the orchestration tool for deploying and managing containers across multiple servers. Prior to Docker’s suite of zero to Docker orchestration ...

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Chef Announces Continuous Delivery Product at ChefConf 2015

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As organisations inject continuous delivery practices to tidy up production pipelines to efficient delivery, Chef has crystallised all the behavioural information from planet DevOps and announced at ChefConf this week the launch of their new product, Chef Delivery. Currently the product is invite only. Chef is aiming to land grab the regions outside of it’s automation platform which look after all ...

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Bringing the Lessons of Node.js Down to The Database with RethinkDB – Josh Kuhn

Bringing the Lessons of Node.js Down to The Database with RethinkDB – Josh Kuhn

RethinkDB is an open source distributed database, based on Node’s streaming model, built to store JSON documents and scale to multiple servers. Josh Kuhn gave this talk at Geekdom in San Francisco outlining how Rethink allows you to scale queries and make replication easy in the real time web environment. Rethink started out by addressing some of the performance shortcomings ...

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Live Coding an Ember App Using Test Driven Development at EmberConf 2015, Toran Billups

Live Coding an Ember App Using Test Driven Development at Emberconf 2015, Toran Billups

Part of this years EmberConf included a live coding session by Toran Billups as part of the three day line up of workshops and talks which also included Edward Faulkner’s talk on physical design and how to implement realistic animation into Ember apps and Lauren Tan’s Ambitious UX talk. The idea behind this talk is to get feedback with TDD and ...

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Addressing Microservices Monitoring Challenges with Spigo, Adrian Cockcroft

Enterprise Microservices Monitoring Challenge and Tool, Adrian Cockcroft

Adrian Cockcroft left Netflix in 2013 as their Chief Architect and now works at VC firm Battery Ventures understanding the needs of Enterprise scale organisations whilst providing advice and guidance to cloud services companies to best service the need and the attraction for funding. Cockcroft describes Microservices as ‘loosely coupled service oriented architecture with bounded context’ differing from SOA in that everything can ...

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Hamsters on a Train and Gelato.io, Ember.js London Meetup Reconvenes

Hamsters on a Train and Gelato.io, Ember.js London Meetup Reconvenes

Nik Wakelin talks about why he chose Ember.js for his startup, gelato.io, a tool for getting awesome API documentation to attract the attentions of more developers. This talk, at March’s incarnation of Ember London Meetup is a reference to Wakelin’s journey all the way from New Zealand to London which comprised a huge segment by train from Shanghai to London. ...

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Applying Natural Language Parsing to Ruby Code – Ruby on Ales, Hsing-Hui Hsu

Applying Natural Language Parsing to Ruby Code – Ruby on Ales

Seattle RailsBridge Meetup group was formed with RailsBridge’s goal of increasing gender diversity in the Rails community whilst conducting workshops primarily aimed at helping women learn and improve with Ruby and Ruby on Rails from all levels of knowledge, from ‘I have no idea’ to ‘not another recruiter email’. The philosophy is that the cross section of backgrounds of people making ...

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