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    What the F**k is a Microservice? A Reading List for the Perplexed

    Nobody knows what a microservice is because the term is not defined. Or at least, it is defined but it's defined differently by different people and always in vague terms like ‘small’ and ‘independent...

    Pulling from a Private Docker Repository with Marathon

    Suppose you have a private repository on the Docker Hub, then how do you get Marathon to pull from that repository? It's easy if you use Marathon's Artifact Store!

    Configuring resource offers on Mesos

    The other day I was working on Mesos Elasticsearch and encountered a problem while running the framework. The framework did not accept any offers from slaves because I had not properly configured the ...

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    Terraform Deployments (Almost) in Real-Time

    What if Terraform deployments could be visualised in real time? It would be quite exciting, and surely worth investigation.

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    Is Hashicorp’s Terraform a Transformational “Third-Generation Language (3GL)” for Operators?

    The introduction of third-generation programming languages (3GL) into mainstream software development during the 1950’s was arguably the point of inflexion for the programming industry, and languages ...

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    Things we learned - Proxy problems in Docker 1.5

    One of our clients is a large organization which run its systems behind a proxy. This means the developers have to set environment variables like http_proxy and https_proxy to get many *NIX tools work...

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    Running Secured Docker Registry 2.0

    The new Docker Registry 2.0 was released on April 16th, 2015. It was completely rewritten in Go with added support for the new Docker Registry HTTP API V2 (thus only working with Docker 1.6+), promisi...

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    I’ve been reading a book recently called Strategy: A History. I came across the Prussian General, Carl von Clausewitz, who wrote the following:

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    Mesos Terraform Module

    The module that this blog refers to is here: https://github.com/ContainerSolutions/terraform-mesos