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Eight lessons learned hacking on GitHub Pages for six months

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by github Believe it or not, just over a year ago, GitHub Pages, the documentation hosting service that powers nearly three-quarters of a million sites, was little more than a 100-line shell script. Today, it’s a fully independent, feature-rich OAuth application that effortlessly handles well over a quarter million requests per minute. We wanted to […]

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What DevOps Needs to Know About Microservices

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by Andrew Phillips The term “microservices” is popping up everywhere in software development circles. Indeed, microservices are frequently touted as The Next Big Thing in terms of how to write applications to avoid the problems of complex, monolithic architectures. From a Devops perspective, the microservices discussion is usually related to Docker or other containers. Both […]

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The new AWS DevOps Certification

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AWS launched the AWS DevOps Engineer Professional Certification DevOps (a combination of “development” and “operations”) is a software development methodology focusing on communication, information sharing, integration, and automation between software developers and other IT departments. The goal of DevOps is to leverage this connectivity to speed up and improve a company’s software production. Good examples […]

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Why Chef Delivery Is a Big Step Forward

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By Andrew Phillips As a company building tools for the Continuous Delivery and DevOps space, we decided early on that the real value lies in managing the application layer. This was the driver for the launch, almost 18 months ago now, of XL Release: the first Continuous Delivery Management tool designed to allow teams and businesses […]