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What is cloud-native? The modern way to develop software

Cloud-native computing takes advantage of many modern techniques, including PaaS, multicloud, microservices, agile methodology, containers, CI/CD, and devops

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Escaping the application inferno

Devops and the promise of microservices

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WWDC 2018: What Apple’s latest updates mean for devops teams

From iOS 11 to “digital wellness,” the updates from Apple’s annual developers conference were not to be missed and are now causing the most chatter among the devops community

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How to test developer, data science, and devops job candidates

Even if they can show you code on GitHub, you want your finalists to do a trial project as a real, objective test. Here are the test projects you should use

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Why use SaltStack for automation and orchestration

SaltStack is a good choice for very large networks, thanks to its message queue networking and multi-master architecture

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Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker networking

Learn about the use cases for each of Docker's networking models, and how to best apply and tune them for your needs

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Cloud migration will drive devops adoption

Cloud migrations provide a great opportunity to do a culture shift. Devops and automation are compelling goals that become suddenly viable

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How to avoid the coming cloud complexity crisis

Piling on to the cloud while also keeping your on-premises systems will mean too many resources under management, too much heterogeneity, and too much complexity

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Why use Puppet for automation and orchestration

Puppet can scale automation broadly and deeply across traditional and cloud-native infrastructure, and help you keep it compliant

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7 secrets to scaling with microservices

Follow these steps to ensure a successful transition from monolithic app to distributed microservices. They worked for Sumo Logic

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4 continuous testing challenges organizations must address

As devops teams embrace continuous testing to assure quality, they encounter new challenges on their road to success

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What is an API? Application programming interfaces explained

Application programming interfaces hide complexity from developers, extend systems to partners, organize code, and make components reusable

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Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker volumes

Learn the ins, outs, and limits of Docker's native technology for integrating containers with local file systems

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Why use Ansible for automation and orchestration

Ansible is a widely applicable automation platform with particular strengths in devops and network automation

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The right way to manage devops configurations in the cloud

To keep moving smoothly, Keep your devops configurations coupled with your cloud-based applications

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How to leverage offshore developers for devops

Devops is expensive, potentially 24/7, and key to the business, so offshore considerations should be in the strategic mix

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Puppet to add continuous delivery for infrastructure code

The add-on to Puppet Enterprise enables continuous delivery for infrastructure code itself

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Make the datacenter part of your transformation plan with this 3-step process

Any realistic digital transformation should include a datacenter audit, offload, and relocation

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