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Canonical Log Lines

A lightweight and stack agnostic operational technique for easy visibility into production systems. Over the next few weeks I want to post a few articles about some of my favorite operational tricks that I’ve seen while working at Stripe. The first, and easily my favorite, is the canonical log line...
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Hype Driven Development, from Frameworks to Microservices

Last week Marek Kirejczyk‘s essay on Medium about the dangers of hype driven development, which he described as “how teams bring doom on themselves,” triggered a massive online discussion about what’s driving today’s technology decisions. In a nutshell, hype driven development (HDD for short) has...
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10 Open Source Tools for Your Sysadmin Toolbox

Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-knownand not-so-well-knowntools that have released new versions in 2016. ... Vim Just because the Windows/Linux battle has been laid to rest, that doesn't mean the...
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How Should You Put Soft Skills on a Technical Resume?

I was in Google Docs collaborating on a resume for a Resume Raiders client the other day when a comment popped up regarding soft skills. The client was a highly accomplished mobile developer with many years of experience, and he wanted to be sure that his "abilities to communicate with clients,...
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Monitoring Software: The Market Lines Are Blurry

Who is the market leader in IT monitoring? You won’t find the answer to that question in this article. With a wide range of functionality being offered for multiple audiences, our priority is to provide clarity about who wants what. The New Stack is seeing two contradictory patterns. Many companies...
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Atlassian: “DevOps Is the New Normal”

“DevOps isn’t any single person’s job — it’s everyone’s job.” What does DevOps mean for Atlassian and what shapes the company culture? How do departments support DevOps and what are the usual DevOps aspects that aren’t part of the company values? We invited Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate,...
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Blue-Green Deployments for Serverless Powered Applications on AWS

First described by Martin Fowler back in 2010, blue-green deployment is a release technique that reduces downtime and risk by running two identical production environments called Blue and Green. Fast-forwarding to 2013, Danilo Sato from ThoughtWorks published on their blog a very insightful article...
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What's New in OpenStack in 2016: A Look at the Newton Release

OpenStack is on a six-month release cycle, with each release given a code name starting with consecutive letters of the alphabet. On October 7th, OpenStack Newton was released. Let's look at a few highlights from OpenStack's 2016 Newton release. In addition to the usual enormous number of...
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Hadoop Introduction – A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

This tutorial provides thorough introduction of Hadoop. The tutorial covers what is Hadoop, what is the need of Hadoop, why hadoop is most popular, Hadoop Architecture, data flow, Hadoop daemons, different flavours, introduction of Hadoop componenets like hdfs, MapReduce, Yarn, etc. Hadoop is an...
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Writing Your Own Ingest Processor for Elasticsearch

With Elasticsearch 5.0, a new feature called the ingest node was introduced. To quote the official documentation: You can use ingest node to pre-process documents before the actual indexing takes place. This pre-processing happens by an ingest node that intercepts bulk and index requests, applies...
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