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Mitch Pronschinske12/02/13
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9 Posts That Will Get You Caught Up On Docker

Docker has been hot in the news in the second half of this year. If you're unaware of this project, or you just haven't kept up, it's time to get caught up! Here are 9 Docker articles from 2013.

Mitch Pronschinske12/01/13
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Netflix: Life on AWS

Netflix has learned a lot of tricks over the years for keeping their services running smoothly despite AWS's blemishes. Here are three of their major strategies.

Mitch Pronschinske12/01/13
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Scaling with Redis and RabbitMQ Queues

Wingify engineering has written an interesting review of how their architecture has changed and scaled. They've open sourced one of the key technologies they built that allowed them to do it: agentredrabbit a transport agent for taking chunks from Redis lists and bringing them to RabbitMQ.

Mitch Pronschinske11/30/13
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ZeroMQ at Spotify

This article from PyCon was titled "How we use Python at Spotify" but I wanted to focus on the fact that they also use ZeroMQ. It's a little difficult to find a list of the big-name companies that use ZeroMQ, but now you can rest assured that one of the biggest fish in the IT pond use it.

Mitch Pronschinske11/29/13
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10 Gotchas in MongoDB Development

Christian Kvalheim from MongoDB gives some good advice based on past MongoDB use cases he's seen that have caused problems for the developers.

Mitch Pronschinske11/29/13
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An Entertaining Cartoon That Explains Apache Cassandra

An Atlassian article takes an unorthodox (but very effective!) approach to introducing how Apache Cassandra works. A comic! It features a bunch of little nodes talking to each other sort of like normal people.

Mitch Pronschinske11/29/13
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ZeroMQ as a Scripting Socket

ZeroMQ is a socket abstraction and concurrency framework that's changing the way we think and reason about distributed systems. In this talk we'll discuss the importance of lightweight messaging for applications, composable messaging patterns, swappable transports and more...

Mitch Pronschinske11/28/13
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Redis & ZeroMQ: How to Scale Your Application

Learn about these two technologies and how they can be used to help solve problems with the performance and scalability of your application.

Mitch Pronschinske11/27/13
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Nanomsg: The Last Few Months in Review

Nanomsg, a fork of the ZeroMQ broker, is moving along smoothly this year. It recently reached version 0.3.3, which I didn't find much information on, but I thought I'd get you caught up if you're not aware of this interesting project.

Mitch Pronschinske11/27/13
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Docker Adds Support for All Linux Distros and More

Today, about two months after the announcement of the Docker-RedHat collaboration and not long after dotCloud became Docker, Inc., there is a major new release of Docker that proclaims unequivocal support for all Linux distributions, including RHEL, which RedHat was eager to implement.

Mitch Pronschinske11/26/13
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How The Weather Company Monetizes Weather: The Big Data Challenge

This session will discuss the transformation of the most widely distributed cable TV network in the United States, building on one of the world's most visited digital properties, to create a world class Big Data platform.

Mitch Pronschinske11/25/13
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The Sweet Spot Between IaaS and PaaS

This talk will explore how we find the sweet spot on the continuum between PaaS and IaaS cloud models to provide both the productivity and flexibility you desire.

Mitch Pronschinske11/24/13
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Cloud ID Management in North Carolina's Public Education System

See how state education departments can become a lot more efficient with cloud-based identity management services. They are used in NC's school system to synchronize identities with target systems, provide federation services as well as end-user self-service and to delegate administration functionality.

Mitch Pronschinske11/21/13
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A New Place to Share Docker Files

I just found a new subreddit for sharing Docker files. It was created by Russell Smith and I hope it, or something like it, really takes off.

Mitch Pronschinske11/20/13
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Other Cloud Platforms Should Follow Heroku's Example of Transparency

Last week, Heroku open sourced, a key part of their authentication infrastructure, under the very permissive MIT license.