After 6 years of stewardship, this week it was announced that Oracle is proposing to bid farewell to NetBeans and donate it to the Apache Software Foundation. Wow – Netbeans is applying to become an Apache project! This is great news! …um, I think….https://t.co/dOruRCYrpW — Simon Maple (@sjmaple) September 13, 2016 What is going on? NetBeans started as […]

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2015 was a banner year for Apache Spark, with the data processing technology igniting interest far and wide across the industry as it became an increasingly common core feature in enterprise data stacks. In September last year, Databricks, the company founded by Spark’s creators, revealed that an increasing number of users are choosing to circumvent […]

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Ben Hindman, co-creator of Apache Mesos and founder of data centre abstraction specialists Mesosphere speaks to Voxxed about the journey behind the technology underpinning Mesos, how its beginnings are intimately tied to reactive phenomenon Spark, and what’s on the roadmap ahead. Voxxed also asks Hindman to once and for all clear up any confusion between […]

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By Ron Fabio Why Docker Is Not the Best Container Solution for JVM Applications Virtualized containers and container solutions – first among them Docker – are a smash hit. Containers provide a mechanism for isolating applications and controlling their resource usage that is more performant and less wasteful than virtual machines (although less secure), and Docker […]

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Opinions on how best to package and deliver applications are legion and, like many other aspects of the software world, are subject to recurring trend cycles. On the server-side, the current favorite is container delivery: a “full stack” approach in which your application and everything it needs to run are specified in a container definition. […]

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Last night saw the start of Joyent Container Camp London, focusing on adoption and optimization of the enterprise munching technology. We headed along to the Day Zero event last night to hear how leading organisations and members of the ecosystem were grappling with containers, how they’re adapting to the new landscape the movement is helping to terraform, and […]

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Earlier in 2014 Benjamin Wootton wrote an insightful post on how microservices are not a free lunch. In that post he writes about the complexity of microservices in the real world and the many hurdles we have to take to make microservice architectures a reality. Especially, he writes about the “significant operations overhead” and “substantial […]

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One of the new features introduced in Docker 1.8 is Docker Toolbox. What is this toolbox? The Docker Toolbox is an installer to quickly and easily install and setup a Docker environment on your computer. Available for both Windows and Mac, the Toolbox installs Docker Client, Machine, Compose (Mac only), Kitematic and VirtualBox. Docker Toolbox […]

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As conference-meme-run-wild Docker slowly chisels out a new vendor landscape, the technology continues its rapid evolution. Today, along with version 1.8 of the open platform, complete with sign and verification, the company announced a new installer for Mac OS X and Windows: Docker Toolbox. In an official blogpost, Director of Product Management Ben Firshman writes […]

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“Live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse behind.” The punk motto applies quite well to Linux containers powered micro services. Side one “Holidays in the Sun” – Solaris containers moved to Linux with lxc and are now being made easy to use by Docker, creating a new platform category between IaaS & PaaS. […]

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