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James Betteley04/11/13
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What is DevOps? (and Other Fluffy Questions)

“A lot of it is about streamlining and bringing value to the customers sooner,” said Simon Maple, Tech Evangelist at ZT. And I suppose that’s actually what it’s ultimately about. Bridging the Dev and Ops gap is really about making us work as a team more smoothly.

Kin Lane04/11/13
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Add Or Update Your #ReclaimOpen Profile At The Github Site

You have the power to update your own profile on the ReclaimOpen Github repository, by editing and submitting a pull request. Here are some steps you will need to consider to accomplish this.

Aliaksei Papou04/11/13
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Is There a Treatment for Enterprise Software Complexity?

Enterprise software development is experiencing difficult times. The increasing complexity of the software leads to serious crashes already now. Significant expenses are required to fight with them. Existing technologies can treat only the symptoms but not the cause of the disease.

Eric Gregory04/10/13
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Dev of the Week: Paul Hammant

This week we're talking to Paul Hammant, a consultant at ThoughtWorks known for his work on Dependency Injection, Selenium browser, and Client-Side MVC frameworks.

Tommy Patterson04/10/13
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Build Your Private Cloud: Installing Virtual Machine Manager – Step by Step

Our series is in full swing and now it's time to walk through the installation of System Center 2012 VMM to begin managing our VMware, Hyper-V, and Xen hosts, virtual machines, and templates.

Andrey Prikaznov04/10/13
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WYSIWYG and WYSIWYM Editors

Looking to use a rich text editor in your app, or want a web-based editor for personal use? I researched existing editors and picked the best of available solutions.

Pascal Alma04/10/13
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Deploying the WSO2 CAR File with Maven

To deploy my WSO2 Carbon Application aRchive (CAR) file to my WSO2 ESB instance I use this Maven plugin. I couldn’t find a lot of documentation about it so I'm posting here how I use it.

Andy Hawthorne04/09/13
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Installing Rails on Ubuntu 12.10

Installing Ruby and Rails on Ubuntu 12.10 can throw up some errors. I’ve found a method that worked, and wrote a few notes about it.

Stephen Robillard04/09/13
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A Review of DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practice

A must read for new Linux system administrator and anyone from the development side responsible for keeping a Linux server running.

Trevor Parsons04/09/13
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Logs as Data, Logs as SMS: Logentries & Twillio Combined

More and more frequently I’m seeing cool use cases of Log data. Using ‘logs as data’ is the concept of writing semi-structured data to your logs which can then in turn be consumed by other services that can put the data to good use.

Mikko Ohtamaa04/09/13
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PLOG2013 Symposium Post-Mortem

There was a PLOG2013 symposium in spring 2013, for developers and alike. It was organized by Abstract IT in Italy, on the coast of Mediterranean, in the city of Sorrento.

Mark Needham04/08/13
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Treating Servers as Cattle, Not as Pets

Although I didn’t go to Dev Ops Days London earlier in the year I was following the hash tag on twitter and one of my favourites things that I read was the following: “Treating servers as cattle, not as pets.”

Andy Hawthorne04/08/13
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Upgrading to Ruby 2.0 on Mountain Lion

Ruby 2.0 was released on 24th February to coincide with Ruby’s 20th anniversary. If you use RVM, and want to try out Rails 4.0 beta, then ideally you’ll want to be running Ruby 2.0. Here’s what I did to keep my development environment working the way I like it.

Jacky Chan04/08/13
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jenv: An RVM Clone for Java

jenv is a tool for managing parallel versions of Java Development Kits on any Unix-based system.

Greg Duncan04/08/13
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Dev'ing for Ops - How to Create System Center Extensions with Visual Studio

I love the idea of DevOps, especially when it means I can dev something for my Ops team.

Mikko Ohtamaa04/07/13
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Write the Docs

Below are my slides for the presentation held in PLOG2013Plone symposium. It’s about good software development documentation culture, writing documentation for Python packages and maintaining up-to-date developer documentation in Plone ecosystem.

Kay Cichini04/07/13
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Embedding Google Docs and Google Viewer

Here's a short example of the usage of the Google Viewer and Google Docs embeds (see here). If you want to embed a view of any file on Google Drive/Docs you can do this by putting a pdf preview (the file could be in any format, see first example, which is a Google text document) in an iframe or, in the case of spreadsheets, the speradsheet itself into an iframe.

Mike Hadlow04/06/13
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Lua as a Distributed Workflow Language

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently thinking about ways of orchestrating long running workflows in a service oriented architecture.

Magnus Palmér04/06/13
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Lightweight Testing of Heavyweight IBM Message Broker Solutions

This article shows a hands-on approach of how you can test your IBM WebSphere Message Broker solutions in a simple way using modern Groovy and Java tools.

Matthias Marschall04/05/13
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Is DevOps Just a Fad?

There are DevOps tools and DevOps job ads. People talk about culture and sharing and being nice to each other. Sounds pretty fishy, right? The only thing missing is a DevOps certification and we’re done with the DevOps hype. Is DevOps really just a fad? Let’s take a closer look…

Jim Bird04/05/13
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How Do You Measure DevOps?

If you’re trying to convince yourself (or the team or management) that your operations program needs to be changed for the better, and that trying a DevOps approach makes sense – or that your operations organization is improving, and that whatever changes you have made actually make a difference – you have to measure something(s). But what?

David Salter04/05/13
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Choosing a Java Version on Ubuntu

When you have got multiple versions of Java installed, you can choose which one you want to use by running the update-alternatives command.

Eric Minick04/05/13
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uChat 3 : Continuous Integration

UrbanCode CEO and co-founder, Maciej Zawadzki, explains that Continuous Integration is more than just merging code. Join him as he explains some of the fundamentals of Continuous Integration in the third installment of the uChat video series.

Jim Bird04/04/13
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War Games, Pair Testing and Other Fun Ways to Find Bugs

I've already examined how important good testing is to the health of a project, a product and an organization. There’s a lot more to good testing than running an automated test suite in Continuous Integration and forcing someone to walk through functional test scripts and check lists.

Troy Hunt04/04/13
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5 Ways to Implement HTTPS in an Insufficient Manner (and Leak Sensitive Data)

HTTPS or SSL or TLS or whatever you want to call it can be a confusing beast. Some say it’s just about protecting your password and banking info whilst the packets are flying around the web but I’ve long said that SSL is not about encryption.