Adrian Cockcroft of Battery Ventures presented at Docker this morning about the adoption of microservices and the role Docker is playing in this new way to build apps. Driving the growth are the growing number of companies that are rebuilding and adopting microservices and DevOps practices. It is a testament to the enormous amount of new business and innovation happening in the microservices space.
Andrew Koenig first coined the term “antipattern” in an article in JOOP, which is sadly not available on the internet. The essential idea (as I remember it ) was that an antipattern was something that seems like a good idea when you begin, but leads you into trouble. Since then the term has often been used just to indicate any bad idea, but I think the original focus is more useful.
Code for the Kingdom is a weekend hackathon series and ongoing ecosystem where the challenges confronting our communities, our society, our families, and our spiritual lives are tackled from a Christian perspective.
Jim Forrester and his Information Services team presented #hadoop and #bigdata at the Nashville Java Users group hosted at LifeWay. It was a great overview of how LifeWay has implemented and is using #hadoop. There were a lot of good questions from the crowd and was a great way to connect with other companies in Nashville that are using these technologies.
Our IT Team has started reading through Cay Horstmann’s book Scala for the Impatient. The goal is to push Scala knowledge through our teams to be able to use it on our products. We’re meeting weekly on Mondays at lunch. If you’re interested in attending show up in the CP lounge at 11:30am. In Nashville and want to join us? Reach out to me jeff.mikres at lifeway.com.