Reporting from QCon day 3

Yoni Goldberg encourages us to build services
The last day of a conference is always the hardest one to speak at, since typically a lot of the attendees will have a few days of evening activities behind them. QCon is no different, the Friday keynote looks definitely a bit less busy and I'm not the only that's just a little groggy. What we really really need now is an imaginative and inventive keynote to get the blood pumping! Unfortunately, Netflix' Roy Rapoport is not talking to us about the great amazing... read more >

Reporting from QCon day 2

Larry Maccherone talking about agile metrics
QCon day two kicks off with a keynote about cluster management at google, by John Wilkes. John is an experienced speaker and the material is rather good (google is king when it comes to their brand of cluster management!). Unfortunately, I've read most of the papers that his talk summarizes so the main thing I learn is that the cluster management software they use is internally referred to as Borg. John also spends some time talking about kubernetes. He doesn't mean... read more >

Matthijs Wijers about AD Snapshots

Practical exploration of Chef and Microsoft PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

When exploring the usability of Chef with Microsoft PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources, there are specific options available. Each option having many possibilities but also some limitations.

This exploration touches on some of these limitations which will help in deciding which option works best for you. This article provides a step-by-step or "hands on" working example. read more >