I recently came across an interesting post written by Randy Luecke titled ‘I’m done with the web‘ in which he expresses his surprise that people often aren’t willing to take the time out to learn something new.
The latest release of SmartSVN, the cross-platform graphical client for Apache Subversion, features plenty of improvements you will find useful. In this post, we take a closer look at some of the functionality we’ve added to SmartSVN 7.5.4.
This is the work of many people I work with as well as further afield. It’s intended to be a good starting place to find information about building high quality digital services.
Most popular tools for deployment automation are written in Python and Ruby. How about Java? Why not use it? Actually, I'm using it, replacing a lot of tasks usually employing shell scripts with code in Java. It works great, thanks to small missing piece - remote execution of Java code using SSH infrastructure.
Getting a good SMTP server for your small business web application is difficult. You usually rely on the your local VPS server provider having some kind of SMTP server in local network.
Last week Jason and I with (a lot of) help from Tim have been working on moving several of our applications from Passenger to Unicorn and decided that the easiest way to do this was to create a new set of nodes with this setup.
I spoke with with Sacha Chua last week. We talked about entrepreneurship, Emacs, having eclectic interests, delegation, and more.
No time for that, I’m seriously late. I was leaving the office just as someone said “James, before you go…” and that was the end of any hopes I had of getting here on time.
When you’re committing changes to Apache Subversion’s central repository, you may occasionally encounter a conflict which will cause your commit to fail.
So I’m sure we’ve all had to contemplate this at some point in our development lifetime – when is it appropriate to grant developers and architects the key to the domain?
For the last few days Jason and I have been porting a few of our applications across to a new puppet setup and one thing we needed to do was check that messages were passing through beanstalkd correctly.
Google Glass is coming this year, a wearable display that can keep you connected at all the times and supply information and instructions when you need them. And it can record video or take pictures of whatever you see, when you want it to.
I’m continuing the migration of all my projects to run on Github. Eventually all public areas of my site will run as static, published Github pages and supporting back-end repositories. Last night I migrated API aggregation, Backend as a Service, Reciprocity and Real-Time providers using a version of my Hacker Storytelling format.
magine a piece of software which can be run out of the box without needing any instance- specific information – without any configuration.
This Google Hangout session discusses using Salt Stack in the cloud.
Former ThoughtWorker Steve Moyer has written two blog entries on an aspect of an Agile mission we did a few years ago. He was the pivotal designer/implementer of the work.
Backporting is a process to get new package releases to run on non-latest Linux distribution versions. A very common backporting use case is to enable the latest version of application or software library on a server running the older version of the operating system.
Assumptions + important edge cases. That’s it. That’s all I consider when I’m testing my code. But knowing that you aren’t satisfied with such a trivial explanation, I’ll explain.
We’re proud to announce the rename Drools Planner to OptaPlanner starting with version 6.0.0.Beta1. We’re also happy to unveil its new website: www.optaplanner.org.
One of the reasons you’re going to choose a Trunk Based Development (TBD) model, is because you’re doing concurrent development of consecutive releases.
In this article, we are going to use Eclipse JDT to create, access and load projects. I assume that you know how to create a simple Eclipse plug-in project which adds a menu item that you can click and trigger some actions.
Sometimes in projects happens that there are various stages and each stage needs its own configuration and also there are few common configurations too.
A speed test conducted between AWS EC2 instances and S3 across regions (source code included) in 2012 and 2013.
This week we're talking to Peter Lawrey, high performance Java developer and blogger at Vanilla Java.
UrbanCode CEO and Co-Founder Maciej Zawadzki on the interplay between DevOps and Continuous Delivery.