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Why Application Modularization Matters: Testing By Ruben Orduz Preface A few weeks ago my colleague PJ Hagerty wrote about driving your existing monolithic application toward a more modular design. This time around I'll dive a little bit deeper into its importance and the benefits of application modularization. The Case One of the most important best practices in application development is testing, and more specifically automated and continuous testing. When your application is a monolith with multiple functionalities and responsibilities, automated testing becomes massively unwieldy. To illustrate this issue let's use the following illustration of conceptual (and, admittedly trivial) photo gallery web application: Say you want to test Login functionality. After writing some basic testing setup and "plumbing" code, etc., you can start writing tests against the Log... (more)

The Zombie Apocalypse and Other Cloud Infrastructure Concerns | @CloudExpo #IaaS #Cloud #OpenStack

The Zombie Apocalypse and Other Cloud Infrastructure Concerns By Liz Durst Last month, I returned from an overseas trip to a friend’s wedding to find the zombie apocalypse happening in my neighborhood near downtown San Jose. People of all ages and demographics united together in what looked like strange cult gatherings in public parks, stumbling around the streets of the South Bay with eyes glued to their phones and occasionally yelling something strange like, "OMG I hatched a Nidoking!" Cars would come to abrupt halts in front of me at unexplained times—I half expected a scene fr... (more)

Jesse Proudman IBM Distinguished Engineer | @DevOpsSummit #OpenStack #DevOps #Microservices

Congratulations to Jesse Proudman on Becoming an IBM Distinguished Engineer! It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that Jesse Proudman, Blue Box CTO, has been appointed to the position of IBM Distinguished Engineer. Jesse is the first employee at Blue Box to receive this honor, and I’m quite confident there will be more to follow given the amazing talent at Blue Box with whom I have had the pleasure to collaborate. I’d like to provide an overview of what it means to become an IBM Distinguished Engineer. IBM Distinguished Engineer – What is it? Becoming an IBM Distin... (more)

Cloud for Financial Services By @BlueBox | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Cloud is Perfect for Financial Services; Financial Services are Perfect for Blue Box PCaaS By Bob DeSantis Financial services organizations were among the earliest enterprise adopters of cloud computing. The ability to leverage massive compute, storage and networking resources via RESTful APIs and automated tools like Chef and Puppet made it possible for their high-horsepower IT users to develop a whole new array of applications. Companies like Wells Fargo, Fidelity and BBVA are visible, vocal and engaged supporters of the OpenStack community, running production clouds for appl... (more)

HIMSS15: Healthcare Needs a Cloud Wellness Plan By @BlueBox | @CloudExpo

HIMSS15: Healthcare Needs a Cloud Wellness Plan By Mark van Oppen The healthcare world is often overwhelming, and as a first time HIMSS exhibitor we were amazed at the scale and complexity of the event, not to mention the number of "cloud" providers who didn't actually offer cloud services. The frenzy of activity at HIMSS15 was a fitting reflection of the overwhelming nature of the healthcare system. Fortunately, we got better and better at navigating the show as the conference progressed, made great connections and left with significant promise for building new relationships ... (more)