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Cloud Foundry can be wonderfully simple to use for 99% of web applications. It is now even more wonderful and more simple by allowing us to install Debian packages. Cloud Foundry containers do not grant…

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OpenCV is a fast computer vision and deep learning library. We're excited to make OpenCV available to every Cloud Foundry application through a new buildpack: https://github.com/cloudfoundry-community/opencv-buildpack What can OpenCV do? Firstly,…

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The BOSH v263 release added an exciting new feature - the ability to run one-off tasks (called errands) inside existing instances. A BOSH deployment is the top-level first-class citizen of running things with BOSH. Typically…

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Gemalto's https://cf-hsm.io is HSM-as-a-service with the API being the Open Service Broker API. This was fantastic as I'd been working on a CLI that interacts with any Open Service Broker API called Eden.…

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Here's the problem. I am working with the same system but three distinct environments - running different versions and having different purposes. All three look exactly the same. It gets very confusing. The following is…

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I have been investigating using BOSH with Windows stemcells to help Windows developers have all the delights of BOSH for their deployment lifecycle. Very quickly in the journey I created bugs that needed debugging, and…

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For the last year or so, at Stark & Wayne we've been developing production-grade data services that support highly available failover and automatic disaster recovery. We are planning for these data platforms to run 1000s…

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One of the greatest devops tools in 2017 will be BOSH - the outer shell for cloud software. I recently summarized why BOSH is still unique in our profession in an article BOSH turns five!…

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BOSH helps us with many simple conventions: packages are a single folder full of files, job templates are a folder full of monit script, bin and configuration files, and manifests have a nice structure to…

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