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Mitch Pronschinske09/28/13
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Azul Brings OpenJDK to Windows Azure With "Zulu"

During JavaOne, Azul Systems released a preview for their OpenJDK build for Windows Azure, codenamed "Zulu." Azul, a company focused Java runtime scalability with Java-expert Dr. Cliff Click, thought that they could bring a better Java implementation to Azure users.

Mitch Pronschinske09/27/13
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A Docker Powered Mini-Heroku

A cool project on GitHub, which harnesses the power of the hot new application container engine, Docker, claims that it's the smallest PaaS implementation yet. The project is aptly named "Dokku" and it's less than 100 lines of bash code.

Mitch Pronschinske09/27/13
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Netflix Open Sources Groovy-based Amazon SWF Tool

Glisten is a Groovy library that was built to make it easier to build JVM-based applications with Amazon's Simple Workflow Services. It uses Amazon's Flow framework, but that framework by itself didn't provide some of the productivity abstractions that Netflix needed for building automation features on Asgard.

Mitch Pronschinske09/26/13
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SDN is a model. OpenFlow is an API.

SDN and OpenFlow are not interchangeable terms. Although OpenFlow is a popular standard for implementing SDN architectures, there are alternative standards or commercial APIs that companies have created for their own solutions that will still yield a software-defined network.

Mitch Pronschinske09/26/13
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Pinterest Uses Redis to Do Amazing Things

Adam Bloom recently wrote a really interesting case study on the Pivotal blog that explains how Pinterest was able to handle its extreme (1000%+ / year) increases in traffic and keep scaling up its following functionality with the help of Redis.

Mitch Pronschinske09/26/13
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3 Simple, No-Fluff Descriptions of SDN

Sometimes you don't want to read a whole article to get the gist of a new technology or tool. You just want a person who's familiar with the subject to tell you what it is and why it's good in 1-2 sentences. Here are three of those kinds of descriptions for software-defined networking.

Mitch Pronschinske09/25/13
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Enterprise Integration Companies I Didn't Know About: Fiorano

I just learned about a company today called Fiorano Software and I'm surprised they've flown under my Enterprise Integration radar for so long. Along with their overall platform, they provide an ESB with a P2P, asynchronous architecture based on JMS 2.0, so they are firmly in the Java enterprise world.

Mitch Pronschinske09/25/13
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AskDZ: How Do You Motivate Yourself on Development Projects?

We all experience times in our day-to-day work where we get frustrated, side-tracked, or burnt out. Everyone has their own way of dealing with these obstacles and getting themselves back on track, otherwise you'd lose your job, I image...

Mitch Pronschinske09/25/13
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Nanomsg 0.2 Release Today Adds "Nanocat"

Nanomsg 0.2 added around 120 patches and one crucial new feature: a command-line interface. The CLI for Nanomsg is called "nanocat," and you can check it out right here.

Mitch Pronschinske09/24/13
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OpenShift Will Support Docker!

Docker, an open-source app portability container, has been a hot new project over the past month. The latest news from the project is that they will be partnering with Red Hat to bring the project's Linux kernel version in line with the kernel used by Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS.

Mitch Pronschinske09/24/13
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Project Floodlight: A Java-based OpenFlow Controller

Ever heard of Project Floodlight? It's a Java-based, Apache-licensed OpenFlow controller that you can use to help build a software-defined network. Here's a short presentation on it...

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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Redis on ElastiCache: Benchmarked

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.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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Cloud Foundry Micro Available as an Amazon Machine Image

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.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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SwitchYard Example App up on GitHub

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.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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Redis Can Be a Message Queue

Redis is unique when it comes to NoSQL databases. It actually can become a fully-functional message queue if you want. One company has written instructions for just for this.