Topic: paas

QCon highlights microservices, troubleshooting

Now that we all live in this cloudy, serverless world, what in the heck do we do when something goes wrong? This was a major topic of discussion at QCon San Francisco’s second day. Today’s talks and gatherings focused heavily on engineering reliability at scale, and on how to build services that can fail gracefully. … continue reading

Engine Yard container group launches Kubernetes packaging system

When Engine Yard acquired Deis in April, it was a clear sign that the company had an interest in containers. Deis offered a container-based PaaS, and today the company released a package-management system for Kubernetes, known as Helm. Kubernetes has recently become a popular target for developers and vendors alike looking for a way to … continue reading

Infographic: Back-end services explained

The Web is ever changing, and with it so are the back-end technologies used to power Web applications. With the rise of mobile enterprise application platforms, mobile back ends as services and now microservices, it can be confusing what these terms mean and how they should be used. Appcelerator has created a “family tree” infographic … continue reading

Samsung’s FOVE VR headset, HypoPG for PostgreSQL, and big news from Red Hat Summit—SD Times news digest: June 25, 2015

FOVE has announced Samsung Ventures has invested in its virtual reality headset to help strengthen and advance its development. The news follows FOVE’s successful Kickstarter project, which raised more than US$450,000. “With this new investment and from our Kickstarter community, we will work diligently in making FOVE development possible on a larger scale,” said Yuka … continue reading

Heroku creates single marketplace for developer add-ons and plug-ins

For the creators of cloud-based applications, standing on the shoulders of giants always saves time when reaching for lofty goals. With this in mind, Heroku, the PaaS company owned by Salesforce.com, has consolidated three types of third-party and user-generated content into a single marketplace known as Heroku Elements. Launched today, Elements includes the already-existing Heroku … continue reading

EngineYard acquisition of OpDemand indicates changing focus

Five years ago, EngineYard was at the forefront of cloud-hosted Ruby-on-Rails solutions. Even Salesforce.com got in on the act and bought its biggest competitor, Heroku. Today, however, Ruby on Rails is just another technology, and EngineYard is shifting its focus, thanks to today’s acquisition of OpDemand. OpDemand is the company behind the growing open-source container … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: HODOR

Hodor hodor hodor, hodor hodor hodor hodor. Hodor hodor GitHub hodor hodor: HODOR. Yes, the language repository was posted on April Fool’s Day by mobile application development company Hummingbird Technologies. Yes, the language’s structure and “simplified” syntax consist entirely of the word “Hodor” in tandem with various symbols and punctuations. Yet despite all that, within … continue reading

GoDaddy revamps Node.js Web infrastructure with a little Nodejitsu

Node.js is quickly becoming the JavaScript runtime powering the next generation of Web development, and GoDaddy aims to extend the technology to one of the Web’s most expansive, ubiquitous frontiers: domain hosting. As part of a complete infrastructure overhaul almost two years in the making, GoDaddy recently completed its “acqui-hire” of Nodejitsu, a Node.js deployment … continue reading

Sam Ramji takes helm of Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation was formed in early December of 2014, and already it has found a leader. Sam Ramji was announced as the new director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation this morning. Ramji said that he plans to run the Foundation like a startup. He said that the companies signed on to support Cloud … continue reading

Industry Watch: Mobility: Doing something about it

Another trip around the industry: Companies are spanning testing, Big Data, collaboration, integration and more. And all were touting the same initiatives, providing businesses with solutions that improve the quality and mobility of enterprise software. Altova, which for so many years has focused on development tools around XML, last year released Mobile Together, a platform … continue reading

IDC’s Top 10 technology predictions for 2015

As the year comes to a close, it’s the season of analyst firms looking ahead at the year to come in technology. Not to be confused with Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015, market intelligence firm IDC has released its own future forecast: “IDC Worldwide Predictions 2015: Accelerating Innovation on the 3rd Platform.” … continue reading

Red Hat expands PaaS offerings

It may seem like the term “middleware” has been on vacation, but Red Hat has introduced a new version of OpenShift Enterprise, version 2.2, which brings back the classic types of middleware enterprise developers have worked with for years. The greatest difference, however, is that this time the middleware is arriving as part of a … continue reading

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