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Learn about various tried-and-tested strategies that will help you ship code faster

David Grimes

Recent Posts

QCon Adventure: Containers Ahoy

 

Shippable had a booth at the QCon conference in New York this year where I had the opportunity to reach out to people about our containerization process and DevOps philosophy. The East Coast megalopolis is an impressive display of human engineering. I've been there before but mostly only visited rural historic sites. This time I was in the busy downtown tech scene  ... and having a few adventures along the way. 

Containerized Microservices with Docker & NodeJS

 

Your application has been chugging along nicely when suddenly it grinds to a halt, again! After debugging thousands of lines of code you finally found the one tiny piece that caused it, but you have to reinitialize your whole service to fix it. How can you avoid this painful process every time your application inevitably breaks? By smashing it into pieces, and then letting each piece do its own thing! Thus your monolithic application becomes a series of interchangeable and easily manageable microservices.

MicroService

Shippable is evolving constantly to help developers ship code faster by building the best continuous integration and delivery platform. The newest improvement to our infrastructure is the introduction of microservices. Our API not only handled http calls, it processed the tasks itself, so we're moving the processing of tasks into a microservices. Microservices are self-managed, self-contained units that monitor dependencies, listen to changes, and complete tasks delegated to it. In this way we can take out the parts and put in new ones without disturbing other services.