A lot of you are packaging code into container images before shipping it off to production. That’s cool. For many, this isn’t a one-time exercise at the end of a project; it’s an ongoing exercise throughout the lifespan of your… Read More ›
Automating deployment of custom code and infrastructure? Not always easy, but feels like a solved problem. It gets trickier when you want to use automation to instantiate and continuously update databases and middleware. Why? This type of software stores state… Read More ›
Of all the app modernization strategies, “lift and shift” is my least favorite. To me, picking up an app and dropping it onto a new host is like transferring your debt to a new credit card with a lower interest… Read More ›
Go “multi-cloud” while *still* using unique cloud services? I did it using Spring Boot and MongoDB APIs.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase “multi-cloud”? Ok, besides stupid marketing people and their dumb words. You might think of companies with on-premises environments who are moving some workloads into a public cloud. Or those who… Read More ›
I might be the first person to write a technical book because of peer pressure. Let me back up. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by smart folks at Pivotal. Many of them write books. We usually buy copies of them… Read More ›
Looking for a host suitable for .NET Framework apps? Windows Server virtual machines are almost your only option. The only public cloud PaaS product that offers a higher abstraction than virtual machines is Azure’s App Service. And that’s not really… Read More ›
Streaming is all the rage! No, not binge-watching Arrested Development on Netflix. Rather, I mean data stream processing: ingesting and handling infinite datasets. Instead of chewing through a nightly or weekly batch of records, you’re doing near real-time processing. Done… Read More ›