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New Java Webinar: How Comcast Automates Production Debugging to Serve over 10 Million XFINITY Users

How does Comcast automate deployments without compromising the reliability of the X1 Platform for XFINITY TV? Automated workflows are becoming a golden standard for delivering top quality products in an agile environment. End users expect to receive updates faster, and product teams need to move quickly without compromising on product quality. To achieve that on the engineering side, any new ...

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Gain Deeper Visibility into Docker Containers and Microservices

Discover faster, more efficient performance monitoring with an enterprise APM product learning from your apps. Take the AppDynamics APM Guided Tour! Enterprises have never been under more pressure to deliver digital experiences at the high bar set by the likes of Facebook, Google, and Amazon. According to our recent App Attention Index 2017, consumers expect more from applications than ever ...

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Docker Monitoring: 5 Methods for Monitoring Java Applications in Docker

What are some of the most useful methods to monitor Java applications in Docker containers? Running applications in containers is an increasingly popular way of maintaining large, distributed stacks that change based on demand. The Java VM heritage makes it an ideal language for container-based infrastructures. With many moving parts and components, monitoring Java applications in containers requires planning and ...

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Gossip-based Kubernetes Cluster on AWS using Kops

Creating a Kubernetes cluster using Kops requires a top-level domain or a sub domain and setting up Route 53 hosted zones. This domain allows the worker nodes to discover the master and the master to discover all the etcd servers. This is also needed for kubectl to be able to talk directly with the master. This worked well but an additional hassle for the developers. Kops ...

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Automating Jenkins Docker Setup

Jenkins is, by far, the most used CI/CD tool in the market. That comes as no surprise since it’s been around for a while, it has one of the biggest open source communities, it has enterprise version for those who need it, and it is straightforward to extend it to suit (almost) anyone’s needs. Products that dominate the market for ...

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Deploying Docker Images to OpenShift

OpenShift is RedHat’s cloud development Platform as a Service (PaaS). It uses Kubernetes as container orchestration (so you can use OpenShift as Kubernetes implementation), but providing some features missed in Kubernates such as automation of the build process of the containers, health management, dynamic provision storage or multi-tenancy to cite a few. In this post I am going to explain how you can deploy ...

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Hosting WordPress Application on an EC2 Instance – AWS

In this post, we will deploy WordPress Application on an EC2 Amazon Linux AMI t2.micro instance following below steps: Step 1: Set up Amazon EC2 instance following set-up-amazon-ec2-instance. Step 2: Launch an EC2 instance following ec2-launch-linux-instance. Step 3: As creating a wordpress application is not a part of this post, I already created one and zipped it as wordpress-app.zip which ...

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Running Parallel Tests in Docker

Sometimes when you are running your tests on your CI environment, you want to run tests in parallel. This parallelism is programmed in build tool such as Maven or Gradle or by using Jenkins plugin. If you are using Docker as a testing tool for providing external dependencies to the application (for example databases, mail servers, ftp servers, ….) you might find a big ...

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Testing Dockerized SQL Databases

One of the big advantages of using Docker for testing is that you don’t need to install the required dependencies of code under tests in all machines where you are going to run these tests. This is really helpful for external services such as database servers, mail services, JMS queues, … Also one of the big advantages of this approach is ...

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