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Microservice Deployment

It’s been a while since my last post. In the meantime of course nothing has changed in terms of the microservice hype. I’ve been  attending many microservice’s talks and what I’m always missing are concrete details on many different subjects. One of which is deployment. In this post I’ll try to depict how at 4financeIT we want to do microservice ...

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Project Activity Metrics, Charts, and Stuff

Yesterday we were reminded that it is difficult to provide good activity metrics. Certainly Git commit statistics are a good means of indicating that there is activity, but different styles of development can leave very different impressions: a lot of very small commits leaves the impression that there is more activity than a smaller number of large commits. That is, ...

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elasticsearch for beginners part 1: how to create a document

In this Elasticsearch for beginners series, I will give you basics of Elasticsearch with real world examples. The first part is for teaching you how to create -that is index- a document in Elasticsearch. I assume you managed to download the latest Elasticsearch zip to your local, extracted it and after that installed the marvel plugin and started a new ...

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Best Practices for Multi-Tier Java Application Deployments on Docker Containers on Any Cloud

This article is based on a DCHQ Whitepaper (September 2015). DCHQ is an Advanced Platform for Automation of Container based Apps on any Cloud. The hosted platform is perfect for development teams that are quickly growing and looking to automate the deployment, life-cycle management and monitoring of applications to reduce the cost of replicating applications in DEV/TEST environments. Sign Up ...

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Resource Efficiency vs. Flow Efficiency, Part 5: How Flow Changes Everything

The discussion to now: Resource Efficiency vs. Flow Efficiency, Part 1: Seeing Your System Resource Efficiency vs. Flow Efficiency, Part 2: Effect on People Resource Efficiency vs. Flow Efficiency, Part 3: Managing Performance Resource Efficiency vs. Flow Efficiency, Part 4: Defining Accountability When you move from resource efficiency (experts and handoffs from expert to expert) to flow efficiency (team works ...

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Your DI framework is killing your code

I read a really interesting post recently looking at the difference between typical OO code and a more functional style. There’s a lot to be said for the functional style of coding, even in OO languages like Java and C#. The biggest downside I find is always one of code organisation: OO gives you a discoverable way of organising large amounts of ...

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