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Why we Moved From NoSQL MongoDB to PostgreSQL

Shippable was founded almost 5 years ago. What started as simple CI for Docker has evolved into a full-blown DevOps automation platform that supports a plethora of tools and languages, popular third party tools, and very soon, multiple Operating systems. Today we deploy 50+ micro services, along with the core API and UI. We have also grown considerably in terms of employees and we have a mix of folks who have built massive web scale apps and also who are relative new to enterprise grade applications.
 
A couple of years ago, we moved our code base to a monorepo, which helped us scale tremendously in terms of code reuse and overall speed of development. We are extremely proud of our ability to run a resilient service that has 99.99% availability with zero downtime upgrades.
 
From the beginning of this journey, I made a decision to go all in on Javascript as our default coding language.The most important reason for this was that I wanted to hire full stack developers who could work on every aspect of the product, so we chose Angular.js for UI, Node.js for API and schema-less JSON database aka NOSQL MongoDB. We made all technology decisions based on this one philosophy (another blog coming about what i learned and why i am no longer a fan of full stack developers) and it worked beautifully...for a while.

Shippable Podcast #1: Nicole Forsgren on the State of DevOps

Welcome to our first Shippable Podcast. In this installment, Dr. Nicole Forsgren from Chef Software and co-author (with Gene Kim and Jez Humble) of the State of DevOps 2016 Report, discusses the trends she discovered in this year's report, how DevOps has evolved in the past few years, and how organizations are successfully harnessing DevOps to drive application delivery agility.

Q&A with Microsoft's Mark Russinovich

Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems, Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. During DockerCon we had a chance to ask him a few questions about Microsoft's move towards embracing container technologies in Azure. This is a first in a series of Shippable Q&As and podcasts with the minds shaping the world of containers and microservices.