Nowadays we see more and more intelligence added to our applications. This can be in any form but mostly we see it in the form of predictions or some form of recognition. This added value comes at a price and requires a new way of working within our established Software Engineering practice.
Posts by Erik Pronk
Infrastructure automation basically is the process of scripting environments — from installing an OS to installing and configuring servers on instances. It also includes configuring how the instances and software communicate with one another, and much more. Automation allows you to redeploy your infrastructure or rebuild it from scratch, because you have a repeatable documented process. It also allows you to scale the same configuration to a single node or to thousands of nodes. In the past years, several open source and commercial tools have emerged to support infrastructure automation. These tools include Ansible, Chef, Terraform and Puppet. They support cloud platforms, but also virtual and physical environments. On Google Cloud Platform you have the possibility to use Cloud Deployment Manager. The Cloud Deployment Manager allows you to automate the configuration and deployment of your Google Cloud with parallel, repeatable deployments and template-driven configurations.
Op de eerste volledige conferentie dag van JavaOne stond natuurlijk meteen de keynote gepland. Het eerste gedeelte van de keynote werd verzorgd door de hoofdsponsor Intel en was best vermakelijk al lag de salespitch er wel dik bovenop. Intel lanceerde 2 opensource producten voor de Java community: