I have an article in the recently released “DZone Guide to Building and
Deploying Applications on the Cloud” entitled “Fullstack Engineering in
the Age of Hybrid Cloud”. In this article I discuss the need and skills of
a Fullstack Engineer with relation to troubleshooting and repairing complex,
distributed hybrid cloud applications. My recent experiences with
troubleshooting issues with my Docker WordPress container only reinforce the
details I wrote about in this piece. Without my comprehensive understanding
of both the infrastructure and application layer I don’t believe I could
have achieved resolution (if I have, but more on that later).
My Docker WordPress container has always had issues with the “Error
Connecting to Database” issue, but initially it would happen once a month
and I would just re-start the container. I had read that the issue was fixed
by movin... (more)
Adam Bosworth, vice president of engineering of the Frameworks Division at
BEA, recently sat down with JP Morgenthal to talk about his role in WebLogic.
WLDJ: Tell us about your role at BEA.
Adam: Basically, I make sure that we build what's necessary for J2EE to
become usable by the rest of us - on top of WebLogic Server. Whether it's
building the user interface in the portal strategy, or building the overall
development environment, WebLogic Workshop will make it easy for every
reasonable developer to use.
WLDJ: What are your primary software development interests?
AB: I've spent ... (more)
Making Financial Sense of PaaS
As a consultant one of the common artifacts I’m frequently asked for is a
cost estimate for a statement of work. Needless to say being the “cloud
guy” these requests often revolve around estimates for delivery on a public
cloud platform. I’d like say there is a high-degree of science behind these
estimates, but the truth is that without a completed physical and logical
architecture estimates are exactly that, an estimate. Pay for use definitely
introduces an opportunity to get very fine-grained in costing, but it also
requires a much more d... (more)
Enterprises with internally sourced IT operations typically struggle with
typical tensions associated with siloed application and infrastructure
organizations. They are characterized by finger pointing and an inability to
restore operational capabilities under complex conditions that span both
application and infrastructure configurations. These tensions often are used
to characterize the need for a DevOps movement, which focuses on
organizational, process and cultural changes needed to bring about a more
fluid IT delivery that embodies higher quality and greater overall agility.... (more)
Leading members of the Object Management Group are colluding to ensure the
ongoing success of the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). On
May 25, 1997, the gang-of-four ... IBM, Netscape, Oracle, and SunSoft ...
submitted a statement of direction to the Object Management Group to provide
missing Java-like functionality to the Object Management Architecture (OMA),
of which CORBA is the key component. This proposal highlights three key
elements of the distributed object computing marketplace:
Java offers advanced functionality for developing distributed applications.