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So, when do you use a Container or VM?

So, when do you use a Container or VM?

Recently I was giving a talk at a trade show on the basics of Docker, and how an application goes from an idea to being a production workload running on a Universal Control Plane managed Swarm cluster.
Link: blog.docker.com

Five Harsh Truths About DevOps

A very interesting article written by my colleague Bas Pluim

DevOps can provide tremendous productivity improvements, but it’s not a panacea. As much as we’d want it to be the solution for all of our software development problems, here are five truths you should consider.

Link: devops.com

Adding HomeKit to incompatible devices with Homebridge

Adding HomeKit to incompatible devices with Homebridge 

Apple’s HomeKit system for communicating with smart-home devices started out slow, but it’s picked up steam in the past year. The first few smart-home devices in my house, alas, date from the before time

Link: sixcolors.com

Finding the best leather case for the iPhone X

Nice article, I have been looking around a lot to find the right one…

The iPhone X is a great smartphone with one, fairly large flaw: it’s delicate. Not only is its dual-sided glass design delicate, but it’s also fairly slippery. On top of that, the iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone to repair. At Apple, a screen replacement runs $279, while any other fix, including repairing the back of the phone, commands a heart-stopping $549. Purchasing AppleCare can reduce those costs dramatically, but even that isn’t cheap: two years of AppleCare is $199, plus $29 for each screen repair and $99 for other fixes. Basically, you don’t want to drop your iPhone X.

Link: Finding the best leather case for the iPhone X – The Verge

The Ten DevOps Commandments

Very nice list of tips to avoid the most common pitfalls when starting with DevOps

Just getting started with DevOps? Let this list guide you with some tips on your planning and process to ensure DevOps success
Link: dzone.com

Deploying Apps to Kubernetes on the IBM Cloud with Helm

Deploying Apps to Kubernetes on the IBM Cloud with Helm

Helm is the package manager for Kubernetes. With Helm you can very easily deploy applications, tools and databases like MongoDB, PostgreSQL, WordPress and Apache Spark into your own Kubernetes clusters.
Link: heidloff.net

Urbancode Influx Plugin

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I just published a beta version of the Influx Plugin for IBM UrbanCode Deploy on GitHub.

You can grab it here

Bluemix Project: Control a BB-8 Droid from a Smartphone

This is a sample project to control a BB-8 Droid based on the works of shamimshossain
using MQTT, the IBM internet of Things Foundation, and the sphero.js.
This project also uses the MQTT wrapper from the parrot-sample.

You can control movement of the droid using a Node-RED flow. A sample flow has been included below.


Running The Sample


You will require the following devices for this demo.

  1. A BB-8 Droid
  2. A laptop which supports BLE. The BB-8 will be connected to the laptop via BLE. BB-8 controller code will run on the laptop. I used a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid […]