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Why we double down on AWS and the cloud

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Blippex.org published a blog post yesterday why they moved away from AWS. In the blogpost and HN discussion we recognized a couple of important points were missing in favor of AWS or cloud services in general. Full Disclosure: We know the guys from Blippex very well as they are also from Vienna. Blippex’s blog post didn’t mention that the team ...

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5 Steps to Stress-Free Cloud Maintenance

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Making the switch to cloud computing can cause a range of headaches for the IT department. From worrying about security breaches to making sure applications are available when they need to be, maintaining a cloud system can be complex. However, by taking the following five steps maintenance doesn’t have to be stressful. 1. Choose the Right Type of Cloud Every ...

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Continuous Delivery Using Cloud Development Tools

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Cloud based online development tooling is continuing to improve, removing barriers to entry with regards to building software as part of a team. We can now get full development environments and most of our build, test, and deployment processes up and running in the cloud using various software as a service and infrastructure as a service offerings. These services are ...

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An argument against defaulting to auto-increment primary keys

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The de-facto “easy” primary key for ages has been the auto-incrementing integer. Upon insertion of a new record, the database simply increments a counter for the table and uses the new value for the primary key of the inserted row. It’s simple to setup, requires no maintenance, and guarantees a predictable key. For my own purposes, I was under the ...

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Deploy your Node/Couchbase application to the cloud with Clever Cloud

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Introduction Clever Cloud is the first PaaS to provide Couchbase as a service allowing developers to run applications in a fully managed environment. This article shows how to deploy an existing application to Clever Cloud. I am using a very simple Node application that I have documented in a previous article: “Easy application development with Couchbase, Angular and Node”. Clever Cloud ...

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On the Spot Servicing with Hybrid Cloud Monitoring Solutions

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Many businesses utilize cloud host management systems for their cloud services; however, with cloud monitoring solutions, the IT manager is able to monitor a hybrid cloud infrastructure and provision the necessary hardware on-the-fly. Stated differently, cloud monitoring solutions provide the business with internal tools to monitor both the internal private cloud and the external public cloud. Configurations and Management of ...

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Introduction to Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing is a delivery of computing as a service rather than a product. I will come back to this after a few lines of introduction. Still then stay put. Introduction In very recent past if a company decided to create and host an application they would need to do following: Traditional infrastructure   Create a physical infrastructure Layer – ...

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Heroku and Java – From Newbie to Beginner, Part 2

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The problem So after a few days I could get back to my little Recaps project. I started with checking logs and found something like this:               2012-03-04T01:52:51+00:00 heroku[web.1]: Idling 2012-03-04T01:52:53+00:00 heroku[web.1]: Stopping process with SIGTERM 2012-03-04T01:53:03+00:00 heroku[web.1]: Error R12 (Exit timeout) -> Process failed to exit within 10 seconds of SIGTERM 2012-03-04T01:53:03+00:00 heroku[web.1]: ...

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Heroku and Java – From Newbie to Beginner, Part 1

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Recently I’ve heard that Heroku allows deployment of Java applications in it’s Cedar stack. Having no real software idea I decided I’ll give it a try and just configure SOMETHING to work on Heroku. I have some kind of crush on ReST (I still want to learn it and practice it) so I’ve decided my first application will be a ...

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