Jul 28 2016

An Inside Glimpse of RightBrain Networks

Crystal Bedell

CEO Jamie Begin launched RightBrain Networks in a 10×12-foot room with no windows. Today, we operate out of a beautiful 4,466 square-foot office in downtown Ann Arbor, and we’re on track to double in size and revenue for the fourth year in a row. In this video, CEO Jamie Begin shares RightBrain’s history and what […] …

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Jul 21 2016

Selling DevOps, Part 2: Match Communication Styles with DevOps Language

Jamie Taralunga

Selling DevOps to an IT organization requires determination and perseverance. In his presentation Five Love Languages of DevOps, Matt Stratton, Solutions Architect at Chef, posits that in order to effectively sell DevOps, you must communicate the element of DevOps that will appeal to each individual. In other words, you must speak “the proper Dev …

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Jul 14 2016

Selling DevOps, Part 1: Understand What You’re Selling

Jamie Taralunga

A successful DevOps shop works like a well-oiled machine. Everybody works together for the common good – to produce quality software. It’d be great if you could get to this state with the snap of your fingers but, obviously, it doesn’t work that way. In reality, the transition can be challenging – especially for those […] …

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Jul 12 2016

Leveraging Vagrant to Accelerate Development in AWS

Jonathan Duggan

The emergence of cloud technologies has created new opportunities for application development. Environments can now be version-controlled, and multiple instances can be spun up to run several tasks at once. An excellent tool for cloud development is Vagrant, the most powerful benefit of which is the consistent creation and re-creation of identical …

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Jul 7 2016

Video Tutorial: How to Build a Web App on Amazon Without EC2

Crystal Bedell

If you want to build a scalable, highly available web application on the AWS cloud, AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) is the obvious approach. But it’s not always the best choice. EC2 is expensive for low-volume web applications, and it can be difficult to use if you’re new to cloud application development. Bill Heitzeg, Chief […] …

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Jul 5 2016

AWS Kinesis Logging with Logback Classic and RBN’s aws­kinesis­logback

Tanya Atanasova

Amazon enables you to log to its streaming service, AWS Kinesis. Using Logback Classic and SLF4J, we developed a maven plugin for Spring Boot Framework. AWS Kinesis is Amazon’s streaming service that scales elastically to provide unlimited storage. Behind AWS Kinesis is a DynamoDB table, AWS’ NoSQL solution. A Kinesis stream of one shard can [& …

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