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    Are Good Engineers by Definition Good Leaders?

    I often say to both my team at Container Solutions and my customers that we ‘need leaders at every level’. My definition of leadership is this: if a person acts in a way that reduces fear and increase...

    Continuous Delivery with Docker on Mesos in less than a minute - Part 1

    Docker Compose Except for a few small shortcuts, this post will demonstrate how to start your own functional Continuous Delivery pipeline for a Node.js project in less than one minute.

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    Gamification

    Two key concepts in games are having a goal and getting quick feedback. These concepts are useful for games, businesses and governments. Posters are a way to gently remind yourself of your mission, yo...

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    Accountability - Whatever

    It may seem like heresy to some, but at Container Solutions we are not that fond of accountability or transparency.

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    How to deploy a web container on a Google powered Mesos cluster

    Lately I've been getting my hands dirty deploying applications on Mesos clusters, using Marathon to run Docker containers. I appreciate how it enables you to deploy a wide variety of applications usin...

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    The Upside of Innovation is Serendipity

    I cannot for the life of me remember where I heard that ‘innovation is the cost of serendipity’. However, since I heard it, I cannot get it out of my head.

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    Process is an Emergent Property

    "every man lives only this present time, which is an indivisible point, and that all the rest of his life is either past or it is uncertain". - Marcus Aurelius

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    The Future is Containerized

    We've seen a lot of critical posts about Docker recently. I don't remember the last time a technology caused so much controversy and heated debate1. In this article I'm not going to address any specif...

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    Joy

    When people ask me, ‘why Container Solutions?’, I always give the same one word answer: joy. When I was a kid I had a Commodore 64. It had a version of BASIC on it that I used to mess about with. I al...