Lucas Carlson

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Lucas Carlson founded AppFog, a PaaS company that leveraged Cloud Foundry and was acquired by CenturyLink. Lucas has been a professional developer for 20 years and specializes in Ruby on Rails development. Lucas has authored Programming for PaaS and the Ruby Cookbook and has written half a dozen libraries in various programming languages and contributed to many others, including Rails and RedCloth. He maintains a personal website at lucascarlson.net.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Lucas Carlson and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Tutorial: How to build microservices apps


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What are microservices? Lightweight software development explained

Use microservices architecture to break large applications into lightweight apps that can be scaled horizontally

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How devops changes monitoring

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How devops changes both dev and ops

A combination of cultural transformation and automation is redefining the way developers and operations work together

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4 ways Docker fundamentally changes application development

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