Why I Went All-in with Containers…and the Fails Along the Way

By Adam Hawkins, IOD Expert
I’ve worked in tech for the last 10 years, mainly building, deploying, and running backend systems. I started out building PHP web services. Next, thankfully, came Ruby on Rails. I took the plunge into single page applications with Ember.js a few years later, but soon went running back to backend and service work.
The company I previously worked for went all in on Docker shortly after version 1.0, so the team and I experienced all the changes that went along with it. My last big project at the company was replacing our hand-rolled Docker orchestration system with Kubernetes. It was a huge challenge, but an impactful learning experience. Now, I want to pass some of that knowledge onto you by sharing my story of adopting, developing, and running production containers.

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Where Did the Old Guys of Tech Disappear to?

By Petar Marinkovic, CTO, IOD
Even though TV has been deemed “bad” for us, I still follow a lot of sports and watch a couple of TV shows here and there. In my defense, though, I don’t binge watch, and I don’t have an active Netflix or Amazon Prime subscription. Being an IT geek, techie, call it whatever you want, it wouldn’t make sense if I didn’t tune into a show that was related to the Internet, gadgets, cloud, or any IT-related topic, right?
Relax, though, this isn’t another blog post trying to convince you to watch “Black Mirror” or “The Handmaid’s Tale.” I’m actually trying to lure you into a much deeper conversation. Just be patient.

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To My Adult Daughters, From a Woman in Tech

By Tina Ornstein, IOD Senior Editor
Several years ago, I had the privilege of hearing the author Amos Oz talk about his book Tale of Love and Darkness. Published in 2002, the book is an intensely personal chronicle of his childhood in Jerusalem on the cusp of Israel’s independence, and his rebellion during his teenage and early adult years against the mores of his Eastern European parents by transforming himself into the quintessential sabra.
He shared that he wrote the book primarily for himself, to help him work through the complexities of his relationship with his parents, and for his children and grandchildren. He was genuinely surprised when the book became a worldwide best seller, translated into close to 30 languages. This led him to the insight that there is nothing more universal than the personal. (more…)

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