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Container vs Package Deployments

Ever run into this scenario? Your team has competed its development, reviewed and tested the code on their dev systems and check it into the code repository.  The build system has compiled the application, run the unit tests and whatever else it needs to … Continue reading

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boot2docker Cheat Sheet

boot2docker – Remote Docker daemon boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s. boot2docker is required if you want to … Continue reading

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Docker Cheat Sheet

My last post took you though setting up boot2docker on your system and provided a quick cheat sheet on how to configure and interact with it. In this post I will be laying out a running list of the commands I use … Continue reading

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Setting the $JAVA_HOME environment variable on OSX 10.5 or later

Setting the $JAVA_HOME environment variable on the Mac OS can be a little confusing. I hope this clears things up. Open either ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile in your favorite editor. I am using TextMate and I prefer editing ~/.profile. Add “export … Continue reading

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Enable Apache on Mountain Lion

Mac OS X Mountain Lion comes with Apache installed but not enabled. Here are the steps to re-enable Apache 1. Open the OS X Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/) 2. Create and open an Apache user configuration file named for your account in … Continue reading

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A PostMortem Template

In my last 2 posts I discussed the importance of engaging in a postmortem at the end of your projects and promised to provide a template that can be followed when gathering feedback prior to the meeting and consolidating feedback … Continue reading

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Wanted: Post-Mortem – Those without Courage and Optimism need not apply (Part 2)

Part 2: A Post-Mortem takes Optimism In my last post, I wrote about post-mortems and how they require courage to perform well. In this post, I will focus on the need for optimism. The most important aspect of the post-mortem … Continue reading

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