Archive for July, 2016

Chef’s Habitat puts the automation in the app

The makers of the configuration management platform Chef, typically mentioned in the same breath with Puppet, Salt, and Ansible, is taking on application automation applications. Habitat, its new open source project, lets apps take their automation behaviors with them wherever they run.
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Poll: Are we on the brink of a design revolution?

In the last couple of years weve noticed more and more websites following the same basic format. This is typically referred to as design convergence; two designers, approaching the same problem, might reasonably arrive at the same solutioneven more so, if theyre aware of each others work.
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What serverless computing really means

Its always unfortunate to start the definition of a phrase by calling it a misnomer, but thats where you have to begin with serverless computing: Of course there will always be servers. Serverless computing merely adds another layer of abstraction atop cloud infrastructure, so developers no longer need to worry about servers, including virtual ones in the cloud.
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CoreOS Launches “Stacknetes” Initiative at OpenStack Summit

The promised integration of the Kubernetes container orchestration framework and OpenStack got underway this week at the OpenStack Summit Austin 2016 conference with the launch of a Stacknetes initiative by CoreOS. Launched 30 days after CoreOS, Intel and Mirantis announced that they are collaborating on porting the OpenStack cloud management framework to Kubernetes, CoreOS Alex Polvi conducted a live demo of Stacknetes at the OpenStack Summit event.
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Container-based RWD with element queries

Jonathan Snook will be discussing responsive web apps with container queries at Generate Sydney on 5 September; book your ticket on Thursday to take advantage of our 24-hour flash sale and get 50 per cent off! When RWD was invented, it completely changed how we thought about design and approached problems.
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Intel to work with CoreOs, Mirantis and Google to Integrate Kubernetes and OpenStack

In a development that promises to have major implications for how private clouds are ultimately built and managed, Intel, CoreOS and Mirantis this week revealed they are working with Google to port the OpenStack cloud management framework to the Kubernetes container management framework. As part of that effort all four companies will be contributing code and engineering expertise to make both OpenStack and Kubernetes more accessible to a broader range of IT organizations.
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