It’s been a while since I’ve posted to this blog. Like a lot of people, twitter has become my tool of choice. I use to share technical links that I think are high quality and relevant to the areas that I work in and follow. Given this, I’ve been thinking what role my blog should have. While twitter is great for quickly sharing, a blog is a great place to curate the various tweets and create a summary . As a result, each week I’ll be posting the a summary my favourite technical web links. The focus will be mainly on cloud computing but with a variety of other interesting things.
So here we go. This week’s reading list is heavily focused on OpenStack.
- Creating reproducible dev and test environments using OpenStack & CloudEnvy Talks about CloudEnvy, a simple tool that allows you to define you application in a simple YAML file and will then deploy it to OpenStack. It’s like Heat but much much simpler.
- Using Nested Resources in Heat for OpenStack (Havana edition) Most of the effort in the cloud space has been focused on just building a cloud. What most of us really need is to deploy or move our applications. Heat is the part of OpenStack that deals with this. The link talks about some of Heat’s new features.
- Refactoring Monolithic Rails apps. Most of us using rails have applications that have grown over time. When you end up with is apps that take a long time for the automated tests to run. This video talks about how to refactor your app into multiple smaller apps.
- Using Docker with RedHat’s Openshift Details how dotCloud and RedHat are going to work together to allow Docker to work on RedHat/Fedora and how Openshift will support Docker. As far as I know, this is the first PaaS that is formally supporting Docker.
- Startup Launching 28 Micro-Satellites Sometimes you hear about a startup doing something so ambitious, you just go wow! With just $13M, a PlanetLabs will launch 28 micro-satellites to blanket the Earth and provide 7×24 imaging. Each satellite will cost just $300K. This is a tiny, tiny fraction of what it normally costs to build a satellite.