I’m a newcomer to the DevOps movement. I only started paying attention when I joined ZeroTurnaround and the LiveRebel development team.
Initially, all I heard about and focused on were the tools and the technology that would allow me to ‘implement DevOps’ and ‘become more productive’. At hindsight, this is exactly the opposite of what I was supposed to do. Local optimums (ie. individually enhanced islands) are the enemy of DevOps as they will most certainly interrupt the global flow of the organization. Adopting Vagrant or Chef are details that are very specific to individual organizations, maybe the best tool for your teams is a whiteboard with post-it notes or maybe it is a fluffy pink llama doll.
When I was at DevOps Days Austin two weeks ago, I wondered why so many of the talks hammered on about the cultural aspect of DevOps, but it was only after reading The Phoenix Project and The Goal that I realized why culture is so important.
The Eclipse IDE from the non-profit Eclipse Foundation is known for its plugins ecosystem and the Eclipse Marketplace hosts a huge amount of plugins that you can download to customize your Eclipse workbench. I recently scanned the Marketplace just to see if there is anything interesting I could find. In fact, I did find some plugins that I think are cool, but not very well-known, so it’s these that I’d like to share with you.
DevOps Days Austin 2013 included demonstrations of the awesome power of LiveRebel for automating your application deployments, talks on productivity comparing DevOps vs. traditional IT Ops, hippie hackers (see pic) and a good old swag giveaway as well. Up next: DevOps Days Berlin and DevOps Days Mountain View.
This blog post continues the Great Application Server Debate series, in which we have already covered IBM Liberty Profile, Jetty, Tomcat and JBoss. Today we’re talking about GlassFish. As with previous posts, we will be reviewing the application server purely from a developers point of view.
GlassFish is the reference implementation for Java EE, originally developed by Sun Microsystems, and now owned by Oracle.
What makes an IT conference awesome? Speakers, sessions, WiFi? Which conference is your favorite as of now?
To put it bluntly: We are going to bribe you with full conference access passes to JavaOne San Francisco 2013, or a conference of your choice in 2014, for doing this 3-minute survey (but as geniuses, you can probably do in 2min)…
So, are you up for doing some actual science, and helping with our primary research? :-)
JBoss AS7 is an outstanding piece of software. It has both big company support and a superb community behind it. The balance of a fully open-source solution versus subscription-based EAP covers almost all possibilities. At the same time, this EAP nuance might be a bit confusing; IMHO, holding the bug-fixes in the EAP version and not providing them into the community edition version is questionable.
At the same time, if you only care about the performance and support for standards, JBoss is a safe choice. Hopefully, WildFly will continue to be awesome and, as they say, “#@*%ing fast”.
I’m back from Moscow after JavaOne Russia conference, and I gotta say the event was great: superb talks, awesome crowd, great venue! It was a very fruitful event for me in terms of delivering talks, talking to attendees and networking with other speakers. Even more – I attended some of the sessions and learned some new cool stuff.
For the 2nd year, ZeroTurnaround sponsored JAX.de (website down for maintenance today.. http://cl.ly/image/311p3L2d2w38 .. looks like they need LiveRebel ;) in the land of pretzels and sasages. The weather was beautiful and the catering even better!
We introduced LiveRebel to a large existing JRebel customer base and showed hundreds of demos.
Introduction to DevOps, Virtualization and Provisioning
DevOps has become more than just a buzzword among the innovators in software development and IT operations today. It’s as hot a topic as agile was a decade ago. Just like agile, no one was able to really lock down a good enough definition, or figure out the context in which the definition of agile actually existed (at first)…
That’s right! We won an award again. Again.
Ladies and gentleman, the “Breakthrough of the Year Award” given to us from the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL) was presented to ZeroTurnaround Co-Founder and CEO, Jevgeni Kabanov, and Co-Founder and former male model, Toomas Romer.