Does the source "code" matter anymore? Or is it the platform and how we collaborate that matters most? Is the new definition of open source purely the ability to openly share your ideas, be it an App, a written work or something else?
Aaron and Brian speak with Brandon Philips, CTO for CoreOS on the concept of a new purpose-built operating system for massive scale out applications.
It has never been easier to combine excellent cloud and JBoss technology, like Ruby, than a nifty presentation tool called impress.js, a site generation tooling known as awestruct, and cloud hosting from OpenShift to dazzle at your next presentation.
Watch this whiteboard video from LinuxCon and CloudOpen, and get a quick overview of the 'Swift' Object Storage project for OpenStack.
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.
Check out this 3 minute video on how to integrate VMware vCenter and vSphere/ESX into an OpenStack environment.
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.
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.
Aaron and Brian talk with Kyle Mestery, Chris Wright and Brent Salisbury about Project OpenDaylight, SDN architectures and integration with applications and OpenStack.
Red Hat just unveiled their new xPaaS technology at JavaOne and it does everything that JBoss fans have wanted it to do with OpenShift.
Nitrous.IO is an intriguing new PaaS that looks like a legitimate competitor to platforms like Heroku. Similar to Heroku, Nitrous.IO now has a package manager with some of the functionality you'd find in Heroku's Toolbelt.
Being able to focus on the growth of your business early on is way more important than infrastructure cost optimization. We made the cost optimization mistake ourselves a couple of times and lost lots of time that we could have invested in our growth.
Once in a while it's good to poke your head up out of the clouds and take a look at some of the awesome projects being developed in the open source community. These projects are very promising and especially usefully for cloud computing.
Yesterday, Valve officially announced SteamOS. SteamOS, according to the announcement page, is an operating system optimized for gaming and meant as a "free stand-alone operating system for living room machines."
I posted a while ago about how to set up an EMR cluster using the CLI. In this post I will show you how to set up the cluster using the Java SDK for AWS. In my opinion the best way to show how to do this with the Java AWS SDK is to show a complete example, so let's get started.
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.
Aaron and Brian speak with James Shubin about Puppet from a user's perspective and his journey from learning Puppet to creating and publishing an integration manifest with GlusterFS.
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.
OpenSource.com has a helpful list of steps for anyone who's having trouble finding the right process for evaluating cloud platforms on your own terms.
Here is an up-to-date method for deploying the newest version of Hadoop (2.0, aka. "Yarn") on Amazon EC2. It doesn't require any auto-deployment tools like Whirr, EMR, Hue or Cloudera-Manager.
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.
Aaron and Brian talk with Joshua McKenty (Founder/CTO, Piston Cloud, @jmckenty) about the origins of OpenStack, the OpenStack Foundation, RefStack, Interoperability, AWS APIs and how the Piston Cloud architecture manages legacy and web-scale applications.
Aaron and Brian talk with Lars Kurth about Xen Project updates, Xen on ARM, and the differences between Xen and Xen Server.
Data-driven tests (DDT) are useful for generating more tests with less code. If you have lots of assertions to be repeated with related data sets or parameters, data-driven tests are the way to go because they save a lot of redundant code.
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.