I have a serious concern with the EC2 Container Service. The way it is built facilitates use of infrastructure and not the use by applications. Just my opinion based on what I know so far.
I am still amazed that many developers when they create a feature or fix a bug that they don’t write a unit test (or functional test) to ensure that things work as expected. Years ago I had a developer on my team that would not write tests. The impact was that they would report a […]
I recently had a conversation with another architect about docker. We were discussing where I thought docker was applicable. Our discussion highlighted that he was concerned that docker was labeled “The Next Big Thing” and that everyone wants to use it because of the hype. He referred to docker as a “panacea” commenting on the […]
I was speaking to my friends (i.e. former team) at GMO and they told me that Dynatrace was spun off from Compuware. How could I have missed this? News sometimes travels slowly. For those that don’t know, Dynatrace is an amazing APM product and they are now back to their roots of being a company too. […]
I am currently working on a Xamarin project where I have the need to open two different solutions. The first solution was a prototype solution of an Apple Watch product we are building. The second solution is the new production solution. We decided to create a new solution and bring over assets and code that […]
There are a number of applications on my Mac that need Java. Some of them have to use older versions of Java. Today I found an application that required a specific version of Java to be installed on my Mac. The version of Java was 1.7.0_60-b19. Ut Oh! Yes, Ut Oh! Java prior to version […]
This post is the first of a number of articles around docker. I intend to cover all aspects of docker which means everything from running docker locally to running docker in the cloud and everything in between. Let’s start with “What is docker?”. Docker is a platform for build, ship, and deploy of distributed applications. […]
Some who have worked with me think I am a really good services developer because I know a lot about SOAP-based Web Services, ASP.NET, WCF, and .NET. Others think I am a web developer because I know how to build web applications using REST-based Web Services, AngularJS, jQuery, and HTML. Even more think I am a […]