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Mitch Pronschinske12/15/13
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Building Heroku Postgres: Good Architects Borrow, Great Architects Steal

Hear about the lucky breaks, the gnarly mistakes, and the unknowable choices that Heroku developers had when building the architecture that powers Heroku Postgres, and listen to the bonus podcast from Thoughtbot for an even closer look.

Mitch Pronschinske12/13/13
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DigitalOcean Growth Rate is Higher than AWS

Take a look at DigitalOcean's growth numbers this month. They've outpaced all of Amazon Web Services, which is impressive given the number of services that AWS entails, and the straightforward single service that DigitalOcean provides.

Mitch Pronschinske12/12/13
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A Look into the Future of Cloud Application Development

Just ten years ago, few companies were developing and running applications in the cloud. Today, it's become pervasive.

Mitch Pronschinske12/11/13
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App Insights from Scott Guthrie

A founding member of the .NET project, Scott Guthrie is now VP of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business division, where he is responsible for Windows Azure as well as the .NET Framework and Visual Studio technologies. However, as you can see in this video, he's using a MacBook for the presentation. :)

Mitch Pronschinske12/09/13
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Monitoring Apps in Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is the open platform-as-a-service, providing a faster and easier way to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry has partnered with New Relic to make monitoring of cloud-based applications easy and seamless.

Mitch Pronschinske12/05/13
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Docker, Cloud Foundry Panelists at FutureStack

At FutureStack this year, panelists from Docker, Pivotal, and Trinity Ventures got together to talk about the open source Cloud ecosystem.

Mitch Pronschinske12/04/13
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The Cloud and the Fall of Giants

After decades of flourishing business for legacy software vendors, the cloud comes as a wake-up call for the old ways of licensing and providing software.

Mitch Pronschinske12/03/13
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Monocle Open Sourced - Install it on Heroku!

For those who are not aware of, it's a beautiful, mobile-first link sharing webpage design, and now it's open source! Here's how you can give it a no-tears deployment on Heroku.

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...