Just a week after Amazon's ElasiCache added support for Redis (it was only the second caching tool to gain support after Memcached), there is now a great benchmark article posted that evaluates the performance of Redis on AWS ElastiCache.
Learn how to create a Cloud Foundry Micro machine image on Amazon EC2. You can see the finished example and try it out. Micro is not available unless you build it yourself with Altoros vagrant or Nise BOSH.
JBoss is getting more developers acclimated to its new JBoss ESB replacement, SwitchYard. For the Red Hat Summit, SwitchYard developers put together several labs that walk through an example application.
With IBM getting involved in Cloud Foundry contributions, you can expect some new sparks of innovation soon in the platform. Here's a new video that introduces a build pack that will integrate the widely-used WebSphere application server.
The Cisco Cloud Index Report of 2013 introduces some new areas of growth in the IT and developer job market. Specifically, it looks at which technologies will probably require more qualified engineers in the next few years. SDN is one.
Travis CI, if you haven't heard of it, is a free, hosted CI server for open source software. If you've been thinking about taking a break from Jenkins, Travis CI is a hot new tool that you should look at.
Just this week, Tim Dysinger became the author of the first comprehensive blog tutorial that I've seen on Nanomsg. Along with some helpful GitHub code, you should check out the the article to get a great crash course in using this brand new tech.
A new tool in the SOA space has recently emerged from the JBoss corner. The new project, called "Overlord" is going to bring software governance to the JBoss SOA Platform and other areas in the near future.