Technology notes – 26 July 2015

Introduction

I stumble across interesting reads and I share it with with friend/colleague with whom I might be discussing that problem/technology etc. This series is an effort to document my own reading and filter the most significant once. I don’t want to start a series because for one there are really good once already which I follow (Will elaborate in a separate post soon) and secondly I want to keep it free in form.… Read the post

Learning Puppet : Free eBook

Learning Puppet Book

Puppet is one of fast evolving and widely used infrastructure automation & configuration management platform. Puppet has changed the way infrastructure is built and deployed and continues to innovate the space. Keeping the pace of learning with puppet and in general this domain’s development is a challenging job.

While working, teaching and learning I realized that some of my learning can be useful for others to learn and contribute.… Read the post

API economy

Prologue

 

I met a friend at DevOps conference who used to worked for Sabre. He told me about how huge Sabre is and how it drives world’s travel businesses. I went home and researched the company and left it at that. The “Aha” moment happened when I was working on an assignment related to API management. The sheer magnitude of what Sabre was doing and what many others are doing with APIs was huge and I could make sense of it only after looking at it from API perspective.… Read the post

Spring Integration to iPaaS aka Cloud Integration

Spring Integration days

In 2010 I worked on a project which involved Spring integration framework, the framework was introduced by a friend and colleague. Messaging as a programming model in Spring integration was a refreshing way to build applications (I highly recommend reading the linked article by Gregor Hohpe). You have to think about everything as integration & message passing between two components . Fast forward to early 2014 and working on iPaaS platform is next level of integration (iPaaS is well Recognized by Gartner  and magic quadrant on iPaaS).… Read the post

Using CI Tools for Continuous Delivery?

The views presented here are my own and not of my employer

CI and CD: Introduction

I was reading through the conversation at DevOps tool-chain group. The problem posted was difficulty of using Jenkins as a delivery pipeline. Specially when it comes to complex workflows for example diamond dependencies, fan out & fan in etc. My thoughts after reading post were (Which you will see being different later):

  • Though you can use Jenkins to build continuous deliver pipelines, there are better suited and specialized “deployment automation” tools for the job:
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DevOpsDays India 2013

DevOpsDays India 2013

I attended DevOpsDays India 2013 held in Bangalore. Overall program can be found here and videos should be uploaded in two weeks approximately. This is a personal account of my experience and what I enjoyed the most!

Building Community by Sidu Ponnappa

Traveling all the way from Pune, I made it just in time to Sidu’s keynote on building communities. Sidu has been founder of few startups and as part of C42 engineering they have built RubyMonk which myself and friends have found immensely helpful in getting started with Ruby.… Read the post

Hey Young Developers: Board the train!

After I posted about “The World Is an Open School”, I came across a great post by Romin Irani on some valuable ways to learn while building great things on your own. To top it up, I stumbled on an amazing post by MBA grad who is a Googler now on why and how managers should try to get hands dirty to add value to organizations! I want to add two cents to it and talk a bit about some platforms where you can train yourself, compete and build stuff – and in this post specially focused on programming (But do read the two posts mentioned earlier).… Read the post

The World Is an Open School!

Talent demand and availability of cloud platforms have led to a unique way education is offered. As long as you have a descent internet connection, no matter on which side of earth you are hiding, you can educate yourself at almost no cost or a fraction of cost of education in schools. The best part is anyone in this world can attend courses from best universities of world like Stanford, MIT and such!… Read the post

Virtual product sampling

What is exactly virtual product sampling?

Retail organizations sample their products before they launch.  The sampling process basically involves having a physical sample manufactured and reviewed by product designers/creators. Product might undergo change based on look, feel, ergonomics, aesthetics and performance of product’s physical sample. The process is iterative at times and leads to lot of waste not only in material, but also in terms of delay and longer product life-cycles.… Read the post

StackOverflow Careers in India: Why this Kolaveri?

StackOverflow and StackOverflow Careers

I am huge fan of StackOverflow. I am nowhere to a good programmer envisioned by Joel, but from the day I have found StackOverflow I have fallen in love with it. I have used in past other Q&A websites which were similar but paid and charged insane money, but the quality of answers was rather poor! The day I noticed that they have a “Careers 2.0″ or “StackOverflow careers” website, I admired the concept even more.… Read the post