With Change Comes Adventure

The title says it all. There is has been a great change in my life. I have left the company I have been at for the past approx 7 years. I have worked with some great people, learned a lot. I have also learned what it means to make something scalable. I have learned a lot of what not to do. I’m looking forward to moving into more of a System Engineering role where I can focus on scaling application and cloud designed. »

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Containers are not VMs

So lately I have been digging deeper and deeper into containers and there usefulness. It seems that a lot of people blur the line between VM’s and Containers. I think its important that we define the two here before we get to invested in this article. VM Concepts A VM per its name is a Virtual Machine, so this by default is Read/Write enabled. Where your changes aren’t lost in reboots or host shutdowns. »

Auto Deployment using PHP and rabbitmq

So for work for the past 3 weeks we took part of the 18F BPA contest for the US Government. I was tasked with building a docker setup that when codeship completed testing and building that it would automatically updated containers local code. So I did this with a rabbitmq server using exchange queues. So the way this worked is this codeship would build the code, run all the test, push the update to a production branch. »

new blog

Finally Backup So I have decided its time for a new site and blog. I have been playing with this idea for a while. I have been really busy at work and in my personal life. I originally started a blog back in 2004 and now here we are in 2015. With more blog options then ever before. Engine Choice So when I picked my blog engine I knew I never wanted to have a database server. »