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Use Your Existing CI/CD Tools with Apcera

I am excited to share a new video I just recorded. The video shows how you can leverage your existing Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools with the Apcera Platform.

No Workload is an Island!

Deploying Composite Docker Workloads in Apcera

I’m delighted to have recorded a video showing how Apcera’s Multi Resource Manifest (MRM) can be used to deploy complex composite workloads including defining the technical relationship between the pieces.

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.”

Simplified Policy Maintenance via Data Tables

Apcera's platform gives you trust in your system through its pervasive policy controls. We've further enhanced policy syntax to remove repetitive policy. Instead of requiring detailed policy rules with literal values to be authored for each combination of realm, user and activity, you can now use a flexible template policy rule which references a policy variable. The policy variable is backed by a data table which defines values for realm, user, input claims and intermediate claims as a series of rows where each row captures one scenario.

Cloud Lock-in May Not be What You Think

In the technology space there has always been the struggle between building a hardcore skill and being flexible enough to adapt as technology adapts. My first experience with that was Cobol (yes, I’ve been around for a while!), and since then I’ve seen in play out in client server, virtualization, storage, phone switches, and much more.

Where the future is, in a word: “containers."

Editor’s note: This is an edited transcript from the TWiT live special number 296, recorded August 16th, 2016 at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Check out the full interview here:


Real-time Monitoring and Management of Workloads Using Events

Traditionally we have seen developers writing applications and ITOps managing and monitoring those applications in production. Though engineers on both sides don’t like to step on each others toes, one side is dependent on the other for running those applications in production with near zero downtime. Both have to coordinate with each other regarding capacity planning, easily comprehensible log messages and horizontal and vertical scalability of an application in production.

Building Ridiculous Robots with Ericsson and Simone Giertz

If you haven’t checked out Simone Giertz’s YouTube channel go do so right now, then come back here. Simone produces silly, fun, a little scary, Rube Goldberg-esque robots. Simone clearly loves making things; her enthusiasm is infectious. Earlier this week during the Intel Developer Forum (IDF16), she MC’d a robot building competition at NodePrime in San Francisco.