At DeveloperWeek Conference & Festival 2014, Rackspace Director of Training and Education Tony Campbell showcased how to develop on OpenStack. In his keynote presentation, “Developing On OpenStack,” Campbell introduced OpenStack the open source cloud platform co-founded by Rackspace in 2010, which has quickly become one of the fastest growing open source projects in history. OpenStack now boasts more than 13,000 individuals from 132 countries.
MongoDB adoption has exploded in the last few years, making it the leading NoSQL database. This widespread acceptance is largely due to its appeal among developers – MongoDB has many traits that make it the go-to option to rapidly develop applications.
A couple months ago we acquired the team behind ZeroVM, the lightweight open source application hypervisor. At that time we promised that more was coming soon – and now we have started to say what some of the plans are for this new technology.
MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database, incites a lot of passion on the web. There are some who love this schemaless database and others who think it’s overrun with challenges. We polled several of our Rackspace developers and operations engineers to find out what they think of MongoDB.
In The New Kingmakers: How Developers Conquered the World, author Stephen O’Grady chronicles the rise of developers and how they have become a defining force in technology. Developers now rule the world, O’Grady writes as he examines how developers became the most important constituency in business today.
If it wasn’t for the developers, OpenStack wouldn’t exist. Nowhere is that more evident than inside the Design Summit at OpenStack Summit Hong Kong, where developers are hacking on the next OpenStack release – Ice House.
Developers have been buzzing lately about how virtualization containers can boost scale while lowering costs. We are big fans of containers and the ways that they simplify the deployment and management of cloud applications. We think the next step is containerizing and virtualizing the application, not just the machine.