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.
Endocode is a company inspired and driven by open source methodologies. It is safe to say that we have touched bases with this company called Red Hat in the past. Founded more than 20 years ago, Red Hat has been busy proving that the open source way of developing and contributing software - collaboratively, transparent and meritocratic - is the future of IT. Today, Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT products, with it’s main areas of technologies being middleware, operating system, virtualization, storage, mobile and cloud computing.
And suddenly February is over and March is here. If you took some of our advice to stay warm in February, we might have seen you at the Debian Bug Squashing Party last weekend. And if you missed it, we thought we would share our efforts with you. A Debian Bug Squashing Party is a real-life or virtual event where Debian developers and Debian enthusiasts come together to fix as many bugs as possible in the new Debian stretch.
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.
We’re almost done with 2016 and while on a global scale, this year has been a bit rocky, we have various reasons to look back and be proud of what we have achieved. We have been contributing to Open Source projects: to ConnMan, to systemd, to fleet, to Kubernetes, to the NGINX Ingress Controller, to ofono, to python-oca, to skydns, to the Mattermost LDAP Plugin and a few more. Oh and we also created a tool to create, update and rollout Kubernetes resource yamls from a template.
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.
The EU-FOSSA project is something not only Endocode cares about. You should care about it too. Why? Let’s see what our Open Invention Network representative, European free software activist and CEO (aka the boss boss) Mirko Böhm has to say about it: The EU-FOSSA project’s mission is to “offer a systematic approach for the EU institutions to ensure that widely used critical software can be trusted”. The project was triggered by recent software security vulnerabilities, especially the Heartbleed issue.
Last week Endocode was happy to welcome our friends from the GNOME community to Berlin, and our humble office, for the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest. About 25 GNOME contributors came with the goal of improving the developer tools and documentation for GNOME and related technologies like GTK+ and GLib. Creators of one of the leading desktop technologies for Linux, the GNOME project consists of contributors from around the globe. Periodically, these contributors get together in one location for an intensive few days of work known commonly as hackfests.
After working in software development and data center projects for years, I would like to describe the state of the art of deploying and running software in the data center. This article follows the typical data center stack, starting at the server hardware and storage level, continuing with the hypervisor, operating system, the databases, the application layer, the web server and the network firewall and load balancers. The graphic below shows how far the data center has been transformed by FOSS (Free and Open Source Software).