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Author Archives: Florian Motlik

Preparing Your Culture to Move Beyond Agile Development

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How can companies and organizations build in innovation today beyond agile development? Agile methods are evolving from the basic Scrum and Kanban approaches to better scale and bring new ideas to market faster. This is the first in a series of two posts where I’ll be talking about where some of these next big changes are coming from. Going Beyond ...

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Running a Private Docker Registry on EC2

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Docker provides an open source registry implementation called “Distribution,” making it simple for anyone to run a private Docker registry. In this article, I’ll provide a brief introduction to the AWS services integrated with Docker and describe how to use AWS for hosting your own registry. Running server software in the AWS cloud has several advantages: Sophisticated network infrastructure management ...

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Zero Downtime Deployment with AWS ECS and ELB

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As development teams push farther toward continuous delivery, deploying updates to an application without disruption to users is constantly becoming a more sought-after practice. Amazon’s EC2 Container Service helps to make that easier than ever with tight Elastic Load Balancer integration. Who Needs Zero Downtime Deployment? The response to that question depends on who you ask. The most common answer ...

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Using Docker to Build Debian Packages

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Building Debian packages isn’t always fun. If you’ve ever tried to turn some software into a .deb package, chances are you were either overwhelmed by the sheer number of available build tools and file formats or you messed up your system in an attempt to satisfy all of the package’s dependencies. There are many things that can, and initially will, ...

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Creating a Cross-platform Docker Development Environment

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How many times have you read this statement: “The great thing about Docker is that your developers run the exact same container as what runs in production.” Docker is all the hype these days, and with statements like that, many are wondering how they can get on board and take advantage of whatever it is that makes Docker so popular. ...

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Unleash the power of storing JSON in Postgres

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An article by Sarah Mei titled “Why you should never use MongoDB” discusses the issues you’ll run into if you try to use a NoSQL database when a relational database would be far superior. An example of this is when data that was thought to be in a silo needs to cross boundaries (what relational DBs are great at). Another ...

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Exploring Microservices Architecture on Heroku

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Building an application with a microservice architecture is an excellent long-term decision if you can afford the increase in upfront time investment to do it properly. Heroku provides a platform that most developers know for simple deployment, but it also dramatically simplifies microservices architecture. What are these “microservices” of which you speak? If you’ve been around web development before the ...

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Discovering the Computer Science Behind Postgres Indexes

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This is the last in a series of Postgres posts that Pat Shaughnessy wrote based on his presentation at the Barcelona Ruby Conference. You can also watch the video recording of the presentation. The series was originally published on his personal blog, and we are republishing it on Codeship with his kind permission. You can also read posts one, two, ...

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Following a Select Statement Through Postgres Internals

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This is the third in a series of Postgres posts that Pat Shaughnessy wrote based on his presentation at the Barcelona Ruby Conference. You can also watch the video recording of the presentation. The series was originally published on his personal blog, and we are republishing it on Codeship with his kind permission. You can also read posts one and ...

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Long-term log analysis with AWS Redshift

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You will aggregate a lot of logs over the lifetime of your product and codebase, so it’s important to be able to search through them. In the rare case of a security issue, not having that capability is incredibly painful. You might be able to use services that allow you to search through the logs of the last two weeks ...

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