Microservices: An application revolution powered by the cloud

We are in the midst of an application development and IT system management revolution driven by the cloud. Fast, agile, inexpensive, and massively scalable infrastructure, offered fully self-service and with pay-as-you-go billing, is improving operational efficiency and enabling faster-time-to-value across industries. The emergence of containers, with their fast startup, standardized application packaging, and isolation model, […]

Amazon Web Services turns ten years old

It sounds like a work of fiction to say that a bookstore would grow to one day power much of the web’s critical infrastructure, but 10 years ago, that’s exactly what happened when Amazon launched S3, rewriting the rules around hosting and helping launch an ever-growing cloud industry. In the original 2006 press release, Amazon […]

Five Factors for Continuous Delivery Success

  Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has recently published fascinating new research into release automation and its impact on Continuous Delivery. The study reveals that over 80% of organizations are already engaged in digital transformation initiatives, with the top focus being on improved speed of delivery, improved quality of services and tighter business/IT alignment. The top […]

USB-C Anker PowerCore+ 50% off!

Anker makes some of the best USB products on the market, quality built.  I have several of their products in my backpack and use them when I travel.  Their PowerIQ technology ensures your device charges at the right voltage and amperage to maximize your charging time.  Today the Anker PowerCore+ is available for $59.99 if you […]

MAME Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator

After 19 years, MAME is now available under an OSI-compliant and FSF-approved license! Many thanks to all of the contributors who helped this to go as smoothly as possible! We have spent the last 10 months trying to contact all people that contributed to MAME as developers and external contributors and get information about desired […]

The benefits of a fully agile workplace — or why you should not stop at scrum

In theory, the scrum methodology is an excellent way to make the product development cycle more efficient. Scrum is better able to incorporate customer feedback by delivering the product in small iterations in close collaboration with the customer. Dividing one long marathon into a series of “sprints” creates a customer-centric, agile mentality that significantly improves […]

VMWare 6.0 Initializing iov issues

Help Fight Cancer Donate Today! I purchased a couple of Intel NUC’s for my home lab, and of course these machines are not on VMWare’s Compatibility Guide so when I was trying to install ESXi 6.0 from a USB thumb drive my machines would get stuck or freeze during the “Initializing iov” in the boot process.  Here’s […]