5 Jun 2015 in Deis v1 PaaS

New Maintainer - Matt Butcher

Please join us in welcoming Matt Butcher as a core maintainer of the Deis project!

Matt Butcher is a software engineer, author, and philosopher. He has worked on cloud services, large-scale websites, and a couple of Internet of Things platforms. He has written dozens of articles and is just finishing his eighth book, Manning Press's "Go in Practice" with Matt Farina. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy. He really loves coffee. Really. Loves. Coffee.

Matt lives in Colorado, and will be hanging out in Engine Yard's Boulder office. He'll be working full time on Deis.

Follow Matt on Twitter: @technosophos

21 May 2015 in Deis v1 PaaS

The Deis Open Roadmap and Planning Process

Today I'm thrilled to introduce our new Open Roadmap and Planning Process. This ensures every community member can help shape the future of Deis.

As Deis has grown over the last few months, many in the community have looked for ways to influence the roadmap. Until now, this has required submitting GitHub proposals, starting mailing list discussions or chatting with maintainers in IRC. While all of these methods are still valid, we now have a formal planning process that results in a public roadmap.

Starting now, Release Planning Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of every month, aligned with the Release Schedule. Meetings will take place via a public Google Hangout with access coordinated via the #deis channel on Freenode. We look forward to your participation!

12 May 2015 in Containers, Overview

Linux Isolation Basics

Note: This is part one of a two part series. Read part two.

In the complex world of modern app deployment solutions, containers have been gaining traction as a popular distribution method. But what are they, and why are people so excited about them? This two part series will look into some of the benefits offered.

First, we’ll look at how isolation is generally used to solve a whole class of problems. Next we’ll look at how containers, specifically, makes isolation more manageable. An intermediate familiarity with UNIX-like systems is assumed throughout.

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12 May 2015 in Deis v1 PaaS

Deis at CoreOS Fest

The first CoreOS Fest was quite the event! A big thanks to the CoreOS team for putting on an impressive first conference.

The speaker lineup was amazing and I was honored to be a part of it. I really enjoyed sharing some of the lessions we've learned building platforms on top of CoreOS. In case you missed it here are the slides.

Looking forward to next year!