In an open retrospective, Eden Shochat, from Aleph VC, asks what they could do better to help the companies they invest in. I really appreciate the openness of the Aleph VC blog and if they are willing to ask what they could do better, I’m willing to make some suggestions.
Year in review
There is no question in my mind that Docker was, by far, the most disruptive technology of 2015. What barely registered on the radar for many in 2014, became something shiny in Q1, advanced to thinking material in Q2, reached “you have to be crazy to run that in production” by Q3, and is now on everyone’s three year plan.
To make a long story short:
- Containers were a great idea 12 years ago and Docker has brought containers to Linux and managed to improve on the concept.
...announced as GA last week, was Triton- a Docker API compliant (for the most part) service running zone based Docker containers on bare metal in the cloud. If running on bare metal weren't enough of an advantage, Joyent completely abstracted away the notion of the Docker host (ie. the cargo ship). Instead, your Docker client speaks to an API endpoint which schedules your bare metal containers transparently across the entire cloud.
In case you were wondering why I haven’t written a word in the past two months, the answer is CodeFresh. We’ve been working day and night with our private beta customers to make CodeFresh the fastest and easiest way for you to hack on your code.
What is CodeFresh?
It’s super simple. It’s super fast. It’s easiest to explain with a quick walkthrough:
With the recent and ongoing DDOS attacks against Github, many sites hosted as Github Pages have been scrambling to find alternative hosting. I began writing this tutorial long before the attacks but the configuration you find here is exactly what you need to serve static content from multiple providers like Github Pages, Divshot, Amazon S3, etc.
In my previous article, I introduced the major components of Cedexis and how they fit together to build great multi-provider solutions. If you haven’t read it, I suggest taking a quick look to get familiar with the concepts.
In this article, I’ll show you, step-by-step, how to build a robust multi-provider, multi-platform website using the following Cedexis components: