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Introducing CNAB: a cloud-agnostic format for packaging and running distributed applications 

“The day of the distributed app is near.” That is the mantra we’ve been repeating for years. But with robust cloud offerings, the microservice pattern, orchestration platforms like Kubernetes, and the REST-ification of everything, we’re already there. It is the day of the distributed application. Almost. We’ve gotten the “distributed” thing down, but in doing...

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Join us for Pre-KubeCon Community Workshops 

Headed into Seattle early for KubeCon North America? Join your open source friends for community workshops at the Seattle Microsoft Reactor on Monday, December 10th. We have an agenda packed with free hands-on learning with our open source Kubernetes tools, including  Virtual Kubelet, Draft, Brigade, Helm, and more. We’ll also introduce you to a new...

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Use case: Modern Service Mesh with Consul on Azure (Part 2) 

This is the second part of a two-part series introducing you to HashiCorp Consul on Azure. In the first part, we took a look at the service discovery properties of Consul and deployed a Consul cluster in Azure. In this second part, we will discuss properties that turn Consul into a full-blown service mesh solution as...

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Use case: Modern service discovery with Consul on Azure (Part 1) 

Overview This two-part article introduces you to Consul, a service mesh solution from HashiCorp. In the first part, we will focus on its service discovery use case, frame the problem that Consul was designed to solve and will go over basic architectural principles underlying the system. Then, we will show you how you can deploy...

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Hacktoberfest: Tips for growing open source communities in October and beyond 

For the last four years, DigitalOcean and GitHub have spearheaded Hacktoberfest, a month-long open source initiative that encourages people of all experience levels to contribute to open source projects. The premise is straightforward: open five pull requests (PRs) in any GitHub-hosted open source project and earn a limited-edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. People have credited Hacktoberfest for...

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13 things to look for at SpringOne Platform 

It is going to be a crazy week for sure! On September 24th, Microsoft will be present at SpringOne Platform in Washington D.C. to share the latest and greatest news about Java and Spring cloud-native development with Microsoft tools and Azure services. And while that’s happening, Microsoft Ignite, will be at full blast with its...

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We’re joining Hacktoberfest 2018 

October 1 UPDATE: additional information on how to participate is now available here.  We’re excited to announce that we’re participating in this year’s Hacktoberfest! An annual celebration of all things open source, Hacktoberfest launched as a partnership between DigitalOcean and GitHub in 2014 and rallies a global community of contributors, with last year’s event drawing...

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Securing Kubernetes workloads in hybrid settings with Aporeto 

Centralized visibility and security for applications distributed on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and private clouds Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes it simple to deploy a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure.  AKS reduces the complexity and operational overhead of managing Kubernetes by offloading much of that responsibility to Azure and handling critical tasks like health monitoring...

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Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary 

We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open source contributors from across the company will be there showcasing some of their favorite open source technologies and community projects throughout many breakout...

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How to process streams of data with Apache Kafka and Spark 

Data is produced every second, it comes from millions of sources and is constantly growing. Have you ever thought how much data you personally are generating every day? Data: direct result of our actions There’s data generated as a direct result of our actions and activities: Browsing twitter Using mobile apps Performing financial transactions Using...

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