Blogs

After having looked into Vagrant, it became clear that Puppet and Chef are “the” tools to do the structured and repeatable configuration of machines. I picked the recent book “Learning Chef” to learn and experiment a bit. Tools The book uses the recent Chef Development Kit which should...

After looking a bit into Docker, I went on to look into Vagrant, another well-known tool to provision and configure virtual machines. To learn about Vagrant, I read the book “Vagrant: Up and Running“. This O’Reilly book is well-written and the examples all work. While doing...

The holiday period between Christmas and New Year is an ideal period to catch up on some reading and experimenting. Devops and tools such as Docker, Vagrant, Chef, Puppet and Ansible were on my radar for a while. So finally some time to dive into...

One of the clients that I’m working for discovered a problem with a SOAP web service querying an LDAP. The service could contain a ‘*’ in plain text in possibly different fields in the message. When the service is called it uses the ‘*’ as...

While re-reading the Microservices article by Martin Fowler, I was triggered by the following footnote #7: We can’t resist mentioning Jim Webber’s statement that ESB stands for “Egregious Spaghetti Box”.  I viewed the presentation – from 2008 – in which Jim Webber and Martin Fowler...