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Why Docker Is Not Enough By @Bart_Copeland | @DevOpsSummit @ActiveState #DevOps #Docker #Containers #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:45
I want to start by saying that, at ActiveState, we absolutely love Docker. We think it's phenomenal technology that is really becoming the global currency of the cloud. We've written about Docker a lot on the ActiveState blog – we've celebrated its birthday, discussed evolving technologies surrounding it, and shown how we've integrated Docker into Stackato. But, I wanted to share with you why we feel Docker alone is not enough for the enterprise. First, I'm going to discuss two underlying problems that plague most enterprises today:

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Announcing @ProfitBricksUSA to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | #IoT #API #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 22:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and the best price/performance value available. ProfitBricks was named one of the coolest Cloud Providers of 2015 by CRN and was also the recipient of two CODiE awards and a Frost & Sullivan Cloud innovation award for 2014.

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Speaking Opportunities at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley | #IoT #M2M #API #WebRTC #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 22:00
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than

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Measuring and Monitoring: Apps and Stacks By @LMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 22:00
One of the charter responsibilities of DevOps (because it's a charter responsibility of ops) is measuring and monitoring applications once they're in production. That means both performance and availability. Which means a lot more than folks might initially think because generally speaking what you measure and monitor is a bit different depending on whether you're looking at performance or availability*.

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Announcing @MangoSpring to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | #IoT #API #DevOps #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 19:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides private all-in-one social intranets allowing workers to securely collaborate from anywhere in the world and from any device. Social, mobile, and easy to use. MangoApps has been named a "Market Leader" by Ovum Research and a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner. 20,000+ business customers worldwide.

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[slides] The DevOps Drumbeat By @TheEbizWizard | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 18:30
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer. Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment upend the time metric, the DevOps cadence reinvents project scope, and cost metrics expand past software development to the total cost of ownership of the end-to-end digital initiative.

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Dojo Recap – Week Ending July 3, 2015

The Dojo Toolkit - Announcements - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 17:20

Last week we made progress on several features for Dojo 2! Thanks for helping us get a few steps closer to Dojo 2, it would not be possible without your help. Let us know if you would like to get involved!

Last week in Dojo 1.x

Last week a number of refinements and small bug fixes were made to Dojo, Dijit, and DojoX:

Dojo Dijit DojoX This week in Dojo 1.x

This week we hope to review and refine the flat theme for Dojo 1.11.

Last week in Dojo 2

Our current focus is on the packages in Dojo 2 platform. Last week we made progress completing initial alpha versions of several key features and packages:

Core dstore This week’s Dojo 2 efforts

There are many things we have to do to complete Dojo 2. We’ve identified a few of our aspirations for the upcoming week towards making progress on Dojo 2. If you’re interested in helping out in these areas, or other parts of Dojo 2, just let us know, either in the comments or on IRC.

Core
  • Refine the release script
  • Review open pull requests
  • Miscellaneous code clean-up and bug fixes as they arise
DOM
  • Address bugs, if any are reported
Routing
  • Resolve loose ends in implementation
Loader
  • Continue development on functional tests for Loader
  • Refine the release scripts based on feedback
Crypto
  • Finish reviews and land the initial crypto API
i18n
  • Begin development efforts
dstore
  • Work on TypeScript conversions
Weekly IRC meeting

As usual, our weekly IRC meeting is on irc.freenode.net #dojo-meeting at 9am Pacific time on Tuesday.

Last week we discussed
  • Various open challenges
  • Current progress on platform packages

View the Dojo weekly meeting logs

This week’s agenda
  • Review Dojo 1.11 flat theme efforts
  • Discuss open challenges
Thanks!

Thanks to everyone for their valuable contributions this past week, we’re continuing on our steady progress towards Dojo 2 platform alpha! Please let us know if you plan to work on any features, or would like to get involved, so we can collaborate efficiently!

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The Best Metrics for Cultural Change in #DevOps Teams | @PagerDuty @DevOpsSummit #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:00
Everyone wants to optimize their team’s performance, but coming up with a good plan for doing so isn’t always easy. That’s why operationally mature DevOps teams use metrics to gain valuable insight into their work, enhance the their capacity, and drive cultural change. Good data allows managers to make quick decisions with confidence and minimal risk, and it lets them see the actual (not perceived) outcome of those decisions, which can help them shape their direction going forward and make for a happier, healthier, and more productive team dynamic. But a shift to data-driven ideas requires more than just increased monitoring. It requires a cultural change.

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Announcing @Dyn to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | #IoT #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:15
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet conditions, Dyn ensures traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever.

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[session] New Performance Challenges By @JKowall | @DevOpsSummit #Containers #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:00
Overgrown applications have given way to modular applications, driven by the need to break larger problems into smaller problems. Similarly large monolithic development processes have been forced to be broken into smaller agile development cycles. Looking at trends in software development, microservices architectures meet the same demands. Additional benefits of microservices architectures are compartmentalization and a limited impact of service failure versus a complete software malfunction. The problem is there are a lot of moving parts in these designs; this makes assuring performance complex especially if the services are geographically distributed or provided by multiple third parties.

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Three Pillars of DevOps Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit | #IoT #API #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 08:00
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might slip up with the wrong focus, how to manage change and risk in all three areas, what is possible and what is not, where to start, and especially how new structures, processes, and technologies can help drive a new DevOps culture.

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[slides] DevOps with Containers for Microservices By @SiRuslan | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:45
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of DevOps with containers. In addition, he will discuss known issues and solutions for enterprise applications in containers.

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Announcing @JFrog to Exhibit at @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley | #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 20:30
SYS-CON Events announced today that JFrog, maker of Artifactory, the popular Binary Repository Manager, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based in California, Israel and France, founded by longtime field-experts, JFrog, creator of Artifactory and Bintray, has provided the market with the first Binary Repository solution and a software distribution social platform.

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Enhancing Security with Trusted Technology Providers By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 19:00
A panel of experts examines how The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum standards and accreditation activities enhance the security of global supply chains and improve the integrity of openly available IT products and components.

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Microservices & IoT Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit | #IoT #M2M #Microservices #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 16:45
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards. Evangelist for F5 Networks

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Microservices and HTTP/2 By @LMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Containers #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 15:00
There's a lot of things we do to improve the performance of web and mobile applications. We use caching. We use compression. We offload security (SSL and TLS) to a proxy with greater compute capacity. We apply image optimization and minification to content. We do all that because performance is king. Failure to perform can be, for many businesses, equivalent to an outage with increased abandonment rates and angry customers taking to the Internet to express their extreme displeasure.

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[slides] How Microservices Extend #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #Docker #Containers #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 15:00
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.

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[slides] IoT Middleware for a Faster Time to Market By @robomq | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 14:00
Internet of Things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Bramh Gupta, founder and CEO of robomq.io, and Fred Yatzeck, principal architect leading product development at robomq.io, discussed how choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at the same time reduce Time to Market (TTM) by using plug and play capabilities offered by a robust IoT middleware platform.

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Breaking Down IT Silos By @Jut_Inc | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 14:00
IT data is typically silo'd by the various tools in place. Unifying all the log, metric and event data in one analytics platform stops finger pointing and provides the end-to-end correlation. Logs, metrics and custom event data can be joined to tell the holistic story of your software and operations. For example, users can correlate code deploys to system performance to application error codes. In his session at DevOps Summit, Michael Demmer, VP of Engineering at Jut, will discuss how this can only work if the underlying analytics platform is flexible and powerful enough to handle the various workflows of the organization. Come hear how we've solved this.

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IFTTT and the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:00
IFTTT stands for the conditional statement "If this then that'. It is a web based service with a simple workflow. Flow of work (action, that) is created by a trigger based on a condition(this), like say,'If it rains take the umbrella'. This service was provided in some cases, such as the various financial services that you could get an email if your chosen stock price reached a new high, etc. They were called alerts and they are also used by banks and credit card companies.

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