Apcera CE and NATS, The Easiest Place to Build Your First Microservice

Are you looking to build your first microservices based application and struggling to manage how all its components will find and communicate with each other?

At Apcera we were wondering about this 5 years ago. We wanted to build a platform to run microservices, so we decided to first build our platform as a set of microservices. Makes sense right? “Do what you say and say what you do.”

Mounting AWS EFS volumes inside Docker Containers

Amazon announced the development of the Amazon Elastic File System (AWS EFS) in 2015. EFS was designed to provide multiple EC2 instances with shared, low-latency access to a fully-managed file system. On June 28, 2016 Amazon announced that EFS is now available for production use in the US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) Regions.

How I Used Apcera to Hack the Weather… and Win the Prize

The scene at the Georgia State Educational Technology Fair was total chaos. My fellow competitors were frantically setting up and testing their projects before showing them to the judges. I was setting up a compute cluster with a half-dozen microservices on a MacBook Pro and I had only 10 minutes to deploy and prepare. But man, that’s my idea of fun!

Simplifying Microservices Deployment: Multi-Job Manifests

In the distant past, we built monolithic apps. I hope for your sake, this actually is a thing of the past. Because increased adoption of microservices and containers, means breaking monolithic architectures into many independent components or services. The switch to microservices means developers are seeing a rapid improvement in the quality, resiliency and performance of their applications and much faster speed to deployment.

How to Secure Containers and Microservices [InfoWorld]

Cloud computing is more accessible than ever before; however, it creates new and more advanced risks for all types of businesses. This fact alone is why so many successful businesses still use legacy architecture. It feels safe; they know it works (for now). It is hard to move all of your infrastructure, applications and data to something that demands new security practices, right? Especially when you don’t trust everything remains secure before, during and after the migration.

Showcasing the Apcera Cloud Platform with Node.js and Socket.IO

Greetings from the Cloud! Shortly after joining Apcera, I wanted to create a web application that can be interactive and showcase features of the Apcera cloud platform. I began looking at Node.js and Socket.IO. Node is a popular open-source runtime environment to run JavaScript applications server-side. Socket.IO is a JavaScript library that helps developers like myself create realtime web applications by providing continuous communication between the client and the server. After some research, I decided to create a chat application.