Monitoring container health in Rackspace Carina

Edited Feb 3, 2016. @everett_toews submitted a pull request that greatly simplified some of my scripts. I've updated this post to reflect his suggestions. Disclaimer: Carina is currently in beta (as of February 2, 2016) and should not be considered production ready. That hasn't stopped me, but you should…

Introduction to CoreOS Training Course

I'm happy to announce that my O'Reilly video training course is now available on Early Release. The course is called Introduction to CoreOS: Learn to Deploy, Monitor, and Scale Containerized Applications, and it's based on my experiences deploying Yodlr and other scalable applications using CoreOS. You will start by learning…

JavaScript / NodeJS Call For Presentations

NOTE: This information has been moved to GitHub A list of upcoming NodeJS / JavaScript CFP. Last updated August 4, 2014. NodeConf Oneshot Budapest CFP - Nov 21th 2014, Budapest, Hungary - Due ASAP (mid-Aug? 2014) ForwardJS CFP - Feb 3-5th 2015, San Francisco - Due Sept 1st 2014 NationJS CFP…

First BayArea Ansible Meetup

tldr; talks: Videos should be posted at some point... Getting MEAN with Ansible - Me! - Slides and code Ansible + Rackspace - @shaunak - Code Automating the Public Cloud Layer (AWS) - @JaimeGagoTech - Slides and code Related links There were some good questions, one of which was how does…

The Hazards of Proclaiming 'Fanatical Support'

I'd like to preface this by saying these comments, opinions, and views are my own and in no way represent my employer, coworkers, or any one else. [Edit: One of the downsides of running a beta version of Ghost is that there aren't any comments. If you would like to…

BayNode February Lightning Talks

This is a summary post of the recent BayNode February Lightning Talks hosted by ASTi Labs at Silicon Valley Pad. I really had a great time taking in the lively discussions throughout the event. It's events like this that make me want to organize more! The Growing BayNode Family One…