At the beginning of last year, our Berliner Googlers matched us with Quandoo, one of their customers, and asked us to help them with migrating their workload to the Google Cloud. Quandoo is a Berlin based online restaurant reservation platform that connects restaurants and diners around the world via a table reservation system. In 6 years Quandoo seated more than 190 million diners in 18000 restaurants. This 10 month gig at Quandoo’s office in the nice neighborhood of Prenzlberg in Berlin offered us the opportunity to showcase our skills in Kubernetes, automation and continuous integration (CI).
“You build it, you run it” is not a philosophy that can easily be taken to non web tech industries. This harsh reality is something we ran into while making our journey through the automotive industry. But if we cannot duplicate this philosophy outside of our web tech bubble, maybe it’s possible to create a mentality that at least supports the feeling of responsibility for every line of code that eventually finds its way into a product.
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like Marty McFly somehow stole 2017 because it’s almost over and I’m sure it was only yesterday that we shared what Endocode achieved in 2016. Yet somehow, here we are and a lot has happened in 2017. We continued to shape our concept of life-long learning in tech in the Endoctus Academy, and started a new initiative to improve the overall state of FOSS compliance.
Endocode usually supports companies that already work in a DevOps mode or are at least planning to do so. The automotive industry is different. Companies active in this sector have a long history in designing & building hardware as well as software - which is what they are really good in. Buzzwordy topics like DevOps, CI/CD and others are not something they really care about. But things tend to change.
Habitat is a new open source community build by the team at Chef. Habitat aims to bring together the different participants in a devops process by acting as a one-stop solution for building, deploying and configuring your applications. Recently, Endocode has been working within the Habitat Community to develop support for crucial technologies that others may wish to use as dependencies in their own plans. In this blog post we describe how we went about building one of these enterprise plans: CrateDB.
Welcome to 2017! As winter is holding Berlin in it’s icy grip, we have come up with a few things you could do in February to keep yourself warm and busy at the same time. Though we might have been a bit quiet in January, we have used this month to prepare a few events for February that you should definitely consider joining – and not just for the benefit of our working heaters.
November is a busy month. But if you get the chance, there are three days that you should definitely spend in Berlin and more importantly at two very specific events: ConfigManagement Camp and DevOpsDays! ConfigManagement Camp is a conference for everyone interested in Open Source configuration management. 2016 is the first year that ConfigManagement Camp leaves Gent for a one day single track event in Berlin. And if you’re here for ConfigManagement Camp on the 15th of November, you should definitely stay for DevOps Days on the 16th and 17th of November.
It’s DevOps Days! On top of that, it’s ConfigManagementCamp in Berlin. We would like to take this occasion to celebrate these two conference that aim at the same thing Endocode does – to bring together development and operations. To welcome the swell of great people that this sweeps into our city, we are happy to announce the next meetup on the 14th of November. Our topic will be “Changes in the world of DevOps”.
Endocode is excited to announce their partnership with CHEF.io, a company that loves DevOps just as much as we do. Born with the DevOps movement, Chef has distilled the experiences of successful web innovators into patterns that characterize the DevOps workflow. These patterns have been incorporated into the Chef automation platform, making Chef our partner on the journey to DevOps. As DevOps consultants we have been working with Chef’s technologies in various projects, with different clients over a period of time.
Introduction Computer clusters have been with us quite a few years now in one form or another, but several trends have come together to make them incredibly important today. Low-cost commodity hardware, ubiquitous fast networking, and solid distributed systems have all helped usher in today’s era of server farms and “Big Data”, things which make clusters a critical tool. In a cluster, multiple computers (or nodes) are connected together through a network.