DevOps Enterprise Conference — Day One


Traveling to San Francisco for the DevOps Enterprise conference has been a transformational event for me. Even though I had been aware of the success stories of companies like Target, Disney, Raytheon, it was quite a different matter to experience their stories in person.

The most critical lesson from day one for me was to focus on the community to help you remain positive, motivated, educated and most importantly accelerate the adoption of the DevOps movement in your organization. Critical: find the people who are like-minded and align with them.

The message was supported throughout the various talks we listened to. In the spirit of building community, I have included the “I need help with” sections for each speaker as applicable below. If you have ideas on how to help them with their DevOps transformation, tweet to them!

TL;DR version for non-conference attendees, here are the talks that resonated the most with me:
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nginx 1.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7


In this post I’m going to talk about using the nginx web server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.  nginx 1.4 was added as a “Tech Preview” in the v1.1 release of Red Hat Software Collections.

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Starting from a freshly kickstarted RHEL7 VM, here’s how to get going: (more…)


For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other topics related to this article, visit one of these sites:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is now generally available.

 



For more information about Red Hat Software Collections or Red Hat Developer Toolset, visit developer.redhat.com/RHEL.


Beyond Microbenchmarks: breakthrough container performance with Tesla efficiency


Back story

As virtualization was beginning it’s march to prominence, we saw a phased approach to adoption.  This is common with any sort of game changing technology….let’s take electric cars as an example.  Early adopters are willing to make certain trade-offs (short range) to gain new capabilities (saving money at the gas station).

teslaIn the meantime, engineers are off in the lab working hard to increase the possible consumer-base for electric cars by increasing range, decreasing charging cycle times, and improving performance.  Taken in aggregate, those changes are meant to address objections to the first-cut of the technology.

Virtualization is to Linux containers is to…

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For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other topics related to this article, visit one of these sites:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is now generally available.

 


repost from opensource.com – Front and back-end developers should make friends


Front and back-end developers should make friends –
Interview with Natalie Kozlowski of CodeGuard | Opensource.com

Natalie Kozlowski is a front-end web developer at CodeGuard. She’s a self-taught coder who embraces open source and will be giving a talk about how to interact with your front-end developers at this year’s All Things Open conference in Raleigh.

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In this interview, I caught up with Natalie prior to the conference. I learned more about her background, like how she earned a degree in Professional Writing, what led her to her current job as a front-end developer, and how she applies the open source way to her job.

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DevNation 2014 – Stan Lewis – hawtio: The Extensible Console for Managing Your Java Stuff


Learn about hawtio via this video-recorded DevNation session.

Abstract:  hawtio is a fantastic console to manage Apache Camel, Apache ActiveMQ, and various other Java technologies running in the JVM. It’s packaged as a simple war file that can be easily deployed in many different application servers. But are there ways it can be customized? How can someone add functionality without necessarily building it in the project?

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In this session, you’ll get an overview of the available plug-ins that come ready to use in hawtio. You’ll also learn about the extension points built into hawtio, either by repackaging the hawtio war file, or adding functionality via an external hawtio plug-in. (more…)


More about DevNation:  DevNation 2014, was our inaugural open source, polyglot conference for application developers and maintainers. Learn about DevNation and view its many recorded sessions here.  DevNation 2015 will be in Boston, MA, USA, June 23-26, 2015.  Be sure to follow its status on www.devnation.org.