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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)

A Conversation with Adam Bosworth

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)

Financial Sense of #PaaS By @JPMorgenthal | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Making Financial Sense of PaaS Part I 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)

DevOps Is the Future of SIAM | @CloudExpo #DevOps #IoT #Microservices

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)

The Java-tization of CORBA

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. Th... (more)