What does it take to be a DevOps Engineer? With Martyn Pratt and Jack Sheppard

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Here at AL, we strongly believe we have some of the most talented DevOps engineers in the industry. But, what does that actually mean? With the DevOps movement growing and skills being high in demand; what does it mean to call yourself a DevOps engineer? And, more importantly, what skills does that give you that […]

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Blue-Green Deployment with Route53 and CloudFormation by Yufang Zhang

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Having an automated deployment process, or Continuous Delivery can hugely speed up the time to get a “done” software released. Blue-Green Deployment, as one of the techniques being used in it, can reduce downtime by having two identical production environments. Only one of the two environments have live traffic going in at any time. For […]

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Using Let's Encrypt and Docker for Automatic SSL

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If you have a dockerized webapp and you want to deploy an https version of it, with the least amount of buttons pushed, you’re in the right place! In addition to designing the acme protocol, creating the open source letsencrypt client and issuing free certificates to anyone! The good people at Let’s Encrypt also make […]

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Rapid Development with Node.js

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The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how quickly you can build complete applications with Node.js. This adventure came about whilst working on an engagement. The customer wanted to build a request broker between two systems that needed to be integrated together, both having their own REST APIs. The customer in this case opted […]

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Driving HP Network Automation via SOAP and python

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HP Network Automation provides a comprehensive web services interface that uses the SOAP protocol. Though the API is functionally comprehensive, the documentation relating to how to drive it is thin on the ground. This article shows how to initiate a connection with HPNA, login, call a method and read the results. It uses python and the ZSI web services toolkit.

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