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Docker vs. Kubernetes

Posted by Annie I on Sep 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Docker and Kubernetes are the most common tools used to deploy containers inside a cluster. They are both created as helper tools to manage a cluster of containers and treat all servers as a single unit. This being said, however, they differ greatly in approach.

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What is GeoJSON?

Posted by Julia S. on Sep 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

 

GeoJSON in a nutshell? An open mapping standard that uses text to describe geographical features, locations, and attributes, based (funnily enough!) on JSON. You can check out the full specs here.

GeoJSON is simple, used in a variety of web and mobile applications, and can help with your geospatial mapping in your applications, or even with spatial mapping overlays that don’t exist in real life, such as overlays for augmented reality apps. The format describes vector data.

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NXlog, ElasticSearch, and Kibana

Posted by Walker R. on Sep 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

It seems as if all software today calls itself open source.  That usually means free, yet not all of it is free.  In some cases, the vendor gives away a free copy of one product and charges for a supported version or one with more features.  In the other case, companies with some vested interest in the outcome of the product contribute programmers, time, and money to the open source project. 

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Time to Say Yes to NoSQL

Posted by Ali R. on Sep 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

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QA in DevOps is Shrinking – Here’s What You Can Do About It

Posted by Ali R. on Aug 31, 2016 8:30:00 AM

It’s only been a number of weeks since the Pokémon Go craze swept the globe. Few mobile applications had been as anticipated. Loyal fans of the Nintendo-owned franchise had been waiting well over a year for the app to finally be released. When launch day finally game, the application quickly shot to the top of both the iOS and Android app stores.

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Service Virtualization Accelerates QA at the Rate of DevOps

Posted by Ali R. on Aug 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

DevOps are facing new challenges as customers demand new software products which are easily configurable and better than the last version in terms of functionality and capability. Customers want these products now and they want these products cheap. Traditionally, software development has been plagued with high budgets and longer development times: in direct contradiction to what customers are expecting. Fortunately, service virtualization is helping DevOps meet customer demand easily and with few limitations.

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Use of ELK Stack (ElasticSearch, LogStash and Kibana)

Posted by Julia S. on Aug 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Otherwise known as Elastic Stack, the ELK Stack is the open source stack comprised of the solid combo of ElasticSearch, LogStash, and Kibana. As far as log management goes, ELK stack sets the standard – and a pretty high one at that. When you’ve got names like Facebook, Cisco, and Netflix using ELK Stack for various functionality within your business, you know that it’s a reliable tech bundle.

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Why Do You Need a Strong Backend?

Posted by Ali R. on Aug 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

 

The advancement of mobile computing, cloud computing and Internet of Things has made IT professionals rethink how IT services are delivered and recapture the old centralized processing concepts found in mainframe operations. In a distributed, or client/server, environment, both the front-end (the client) and the back-end (the server) had equal participation in the computing process. The client may process a request independently from the server and only when ready to share, was the server involved. In the mainframe world, the server does the majority of the process, while the client, or dumb terminal, was a simple input/output device. If technology is moving back centralizing processing, shouldn’t the back-end be strong and why?

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Software Defined Datacenters Will Revolutionize Your DevOps Environment

Posted by Ali R. on Aug 25, 2016 8:30:00 AM

On the heels of cloud technology is another trend gaining more traction for organizations – Software Defined Datacenters (SDDC). Traditionally, data centers were hardware-driven: each application or business unit had specific requirements which were met by a few dedicated servers, routers and storage devices. In SDDC, these requirements are met by providing a single operational and management platform with communications between applications managed by Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). In essence, hardware management is performed using software-driven intelligence. SDDC is comprised of five components: Software Defined Computing (SDC), Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Storage (SDS), Automation Orchestration and Management.

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You've Moved From Waterfall to Agile, but You're Still More Waterfall Than Agile

Posted by Ali R. on Aug 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

The Agile Manifesto was drafted in 2001 and steadily became the de facto software development methodology, to the extent that the industry gradually dropped, decried and almost deprecated the traditional Waterfall approach. Agile is faster, cheaper and delivers greater customer satisfaction – or so the gurus proclaimed.

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