Blogs

I have started writing about my experiences with Kubernetes and the PicoCluster. The PicoCluster is a set of inexpensive boards (10 Rock64 boards in my case), housed in a single cluster with a network adapter, fan and power supply. They have been pre-configured with Ubuntu and Kubernetes. The cluster is in my basement, plugged directly into my router. With this setup, I have a 10 node...

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GitHub API for querying users & repositories In this article, we will look how we used the GitHub API for querying users and repositories of an organization. In particular, we will look at how promises were combined to make the data retrieval easier. Querying GitHub is relatively easy with the GitHub API. The GitHub API is REST based and provides access to your Activity, Gists, Issues, Organizations,...

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Cloud native, highly available, web-scale, coordinated containerized applications! Wow, that’s a mouthful, but what does it mean? Over the past six years, many large companies have started telling the world how they architect their systems to scale. From the now famous Netflix Global Cloud Architecture to Google’s Borg system, many of these companies have been solving the same problem using similar patterns. The systems are designed...

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Target Platform definitions are a way to define from where Eclipse-based projects obtain their dependencies. They provide many benefits, but in case you still need more convincing please see here. However, defining, updating, and especially applying target platform definitions in Eclipse-based projects has always been extremely cumbersome. There are two main reasons for this: First, typical target platforms are a complex configuration of third-party bundles, which sometimes...

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The Tabris.js project is happy to announce its latest release: Tabris.js 2.5. Several brand new features like a popover window or the support for linear gradients allow to create even better apps. Building on the strong foundation of Tabris.js 2.4 we are also expanding existing APIs with additions to the widget selector syntax, support for image printing, tap events on the status bar and more....

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