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

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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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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

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Cloud foundry: Is cloud here?

Roughly 2 years ago I attended Google devfest in Pune and started to see and experiment with Google App Engine (GAE). The platforms were few then and the area comparatively nascent.

Last month when VMWare launched CloudFoundry, the market and maturity of the cloud computing is much higher. Google too launched the newer version of GAE in Google IO this year. We have many business applications hosted in Amazon EC2, Joyent and many such services!… Read the post

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