Python Developer's Journal

How Microservices Are Transforming Python Development By Omed Habib The goal of any tech business worth its salt is to provide the best product or service to its clients in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. This is just as true in the development of software prod... (more)
"We live in a world where companies must take advantage of all of their resources to succeed and deliver services and apps in an as a service model regardless of whether they reside in a public or private cloud or on their existing infrastructure," said IBM Global Technology Serv... (more)
An Introduction to Python Frameworks - Part 1 By Omed Habib Python began life in the late 1980s. It was developed by Guido van Rossum at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, a math and computer science research center in Amsterdam Science Park in the Netherlands. Van Rossum continues t... (more)
Building Effective, Secure Container Delivery Pipelines with Docker, rkt et al. Opinions on how best to package and deliver applications are legion and, like many other aspects of the software world, are subject to recurring trend cycles. On the server-side, the current favorite... (more)
Seven Ways to Improve Your Python Performance Python is really a language which has swept the scene in recent years in terms of popularity, elegance, and functionality. Research shows that 8 out 10 computer science departments in the U.S. now teach their introductory courses wi... (more)
Actifio Automates DevOps Across Full Lifecycle of Application Data Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced a series of new features and functional enhancements to better support the growing number of customers leveraging its virtual data pipeline technology... (more)
The OpenNebula Project has just announced the Beta release of vOneCloud, a CentOS Linux virtual appliance for vSphere that contains all required OpenNebula services optimized to work on existing VMware vCenter deployments. vOneCloud is for companies that want to create a self-ser... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that ActiveState, a global leader providing software application development and management solutions, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of DevOps Summit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center... (more)
The speed of product development has increased massively in the past 10 years. At the same time our formal secure development and SDL methodologies have fallen behind. This forces product developers to choose between rapid release times and security. In his session at DevOps Sum... (more)
This is part of the ever-expanding "Microservices and PaaS" blog series covering the rapidly evolving use of microservices in modern cloud software projects. Parts I and II introduced microservices concepts and discussed patterns and practices being spearheaded by microservices p... (more)
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along: Integrating Development and Operations for Peace, Harmony, and Agility All too many discussions about DevOps conclude that the solution is an all-purpose player: developer and operations guru, complete with pager for round-the-clock duty. For mos... (more)
As one of Heroku’s beta users I had the chance to check out the new Heroku button gallery last week. I must say I was very pleasantly surprised. Over the past few years, it’s fair to say Heroku have nailed their PAAS offering. They are one of the few PAAS providers to truly succeed... (more)
Automatic Network Monitoring Process Every day and every second, the system administrator gets tons of information on the network operation, network devices’ operation, and messages from users; he sets dozens of challenges, which must help to avoid the existing and possible probl... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that ActiveState, a global leader providing software application development and management solutions, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of DevOps Summit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center... (more)
"Diamonds never lie to me, For when love's gone, They'll luster on."  -Shirley Bassey If you haven't heard, Diamond is a fantastic Python daemon that lets you collect system metrics. With Diamond, you can collect metrics like CPU, memory, network, i/o, load and disk usage, all i... (more)
…all this and more in this week’s compendium of open source news!   Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Sounds like a Strauss Waltz? Almost. After 10 years the city of Munich’s love affair with open source may be coming to an end.  Despite saving $16 million by using the custom Linux... (more)
CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- God zilla takes over Sony Movie Channel (SMC) with a month-long "Manday" block devoted to the King of All Monsters' biggest fights and baddest foes, every Monday at 10 p.m. ET. The radioactive lineup features Matthew Broderick in... (more)
Azure platform is going all out and it is burgeoning. "Microsoft Azure DocumentDB is a document-oriented, NoSQL database service designed for modern mobile and web applications" The above from Microsoft site. Microsoft beefs its Azure Services portfolio with yet another service. Azure ... (more)
CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the LinuxCon North America conference today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it is tapping into its global network of over 50 IBM Innovation Centers and IBM Client Centers to help IBM Business Partners, IT professionals, academics, and entrepre... (more)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Systems, a leading global supplier of compact, rugged, embedded computing solutions for real-world applications in a broad range of markets, today introduced Emerald-MM-8EL-XT (EMM-8EL-XT), a family of high performance ... (more)
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