The IT world is moving forward fast. I wrote about Microservices and whether that spells the death of the Enterprise Service Bus and other middleware a year ago. This article is a “follow-up” and update to discuss how relevant microservices, containers and a cloud-native architecture is for middleware. It is unbelievable how fast enterprises of […]

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Since Continuous Delivery (CD) specialists CloudBees made the decision to pin their fortunes on integration tool Jenkins, the company has continued to bring new converts from across both public and private cloud infrastructure. It’s subsequently invested a good deal of its funding into developing new products to help customers make the most of Jenkins, and […]

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You already know how to quickly get started with WebLogic on Docker. You also learned in more detail how to build an installation Docker image of WebLogic and Oracle JDK. This time, you will learn how to create a WebLogic Domain Image for Docker Containers. We are pushing some interesting samples of Docker images on […]

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In the ever evolving battle for cloud supremacy, US retail giant and sticky fondue pot of humanity Walmart has taken the decision to open-source its in-house cloudy operations, striking a blow to long-term rival Amazon.com. Motivated by a desire to avoid what Walmart Labs CTO Jeremy King and VP of Platform and Systems Tim Kimmet […]

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There was consternation (and confusion) for cloud providers on both sides of the pond this week when the news broke that the European Court of Justice has ruled that the 15 year old ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement is no longer applicable. Whilst previously it was perfectly legal to throw data across to America as long as your […]

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We all know Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and it’s various uses in psychology, sociology, management, and marketing in someway or the other. In the original pyramid, Maslow uses the terms (in order) “physiological”, “safety”, “belongingness” and “love”, “esteem”, “self-actualization”, and “self-transcendence” to describe a pattern that human motivations generally move through from lower to higher […]

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Google Container Engine – the Kubernetes powered service for running and managing Docker containers – has had its beta tag removed and is now GA. Managed by Google reliability engineers who handle stuff like software updates and availability, Google Container Engine is designed to make the process of wrangling containers that bit more simple. Developers […]

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IBM Lead Engineer Steve Poole chats to Voxxed about the importance of understanding the economics of cloud and scale for Java developers. With laggy start-up times and a memory hungry platform, Java applications are going to have to become leaner and meaner for the age of the cloud. Filmed at Devoxx UK 2015.

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Pivotal’s Dave Syer joins Voxxed to chat about his work on Spring Cloud – a set of tools to help developers build distributed systems. We discuss how the tool (which isn’t as cloud-centric as the name would suggest) helps developers avoid reinventing the wheel, and why ‘Best Practice’ can be a burden. Filmed at Devoxx […]

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In days past, application deployments were often riddled with tight bindings to infrastructure specifics (that is, host names), a practice that does not work in the cloud. This session takes an application initially targeted for a noncloud deployment and makes (a few) modifications (mostly to config) to get it running in the cloud. The presentation […]

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