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The Secret to Amazons Success Internal APIs

In 2011 there was an accidental post from a Google employee about Google+. The internal rant was accidentally shared publicly and provides some insight into how Google approached APIs for their new Google + platform, as well as insight how Amazon adopted an internal service oriented architecture (SOA). The insight about how Google approached the API for Google+ is interesting,…

Good Operations (OPS) do matter!

In a world in which customers are very important, their opinion on your company is also valued highly. This is done by calculating the Net Promotor Score (NPS). For the IT department it is very hard to influence the NPS directly. The only thing that matters is to design, build and maintain highly resilient IT solutions. But, as we all…

Interesting concept: Docker

Recently I stumbled upon a new concept for building, shipping, deploying and running applications. It’s called Docker. So what is Dockerexactly? Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows,…

Quick: DigitalOcean

In my search for good cloud providers I touched upon Microsoft’s Azure (as posted earlier) but also found DigitalOcean, a provider that promises simple cloud hosting, built for developers that can deploy a new SSD based cloud server in approximately 55 seconds. Ofcourse this an interesting challenge, so I tried it and it works! One of their unique selling points…