This week has been a milestone for Cloud Foundry. There is a huge CF presence at the Open Stack Summit after just completing The Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara which had over 1500 attendees and sixty five technical talks that can be view here. The only downside of the conference was the amount of abuse I got for not releasing a post over the last three weeks. So here goes:
Cloud Foundry Blogs
Cornelia Davis wrote a blog on Cloud Foundry Ops. It's a good lesson in avoiding really insidious bugs, why you should avoid using ephemeral ports and why the Platform keeps you safe. You should also go back and her first and second in the series if you've not done so already.
On the back of the summit Stephen O'Grady from Redmonk discussed three questions on CF. I love this quote:
The Cloud Foundry Foundation’s primary responsibility should ultimately be to the users, which means ensuring maximum interoperation between competing instances of the project. All of which explains why core.cloudfoundry.org will be interesting to watch.
On the topic of quotes, the Top 100 Cloud Foundry quotes from Altoros' Alex Khizhnyak is an amusing and thought provoking read.
Not directly CF focused but after reading Little Brother a few years back it was great to hear directly from Cory Doctorow on this very challenging talk I CAN'T LET YOU DO THAT DAVE: why the opposite of "free" is "slave".
From the summit I got a lot out of the 90 slides from Andrew Clay Shafer on Devops, microservices and platforms, oh my!. It resonated with Sam Ramji's analogy of the difference in perspective from laying brick, building a wall, to building a Cathedral.
In addition to the summit topics there have been a number of good posts on the topic recently. Spring's Oliver Gierk spoke on Spring Cloud at microXchg in Berlin recently and Navrup Johal from Active State posted a solid article on MicroServices Tips and Tricks.
All Things Bosh
- Bosh plays a crucial role in the CF ecosystem. Recent advances in Bosh are making it easier to use and consume. Dr Nic highlights some of the salient point on Stark and Wayne's journey with all things Bosh. This is a gem of a post for anyone looking for a practical working knowledge of Bosh. An interesting stat: Bosh allows for continuous upgrades, proved out by Cloud Foundry cutting 12 releases in the first 4 months of 2015.
Installing Cloud Foundry, CI, CD, ++
Last post we discussed using Terraform to deploy CF to AWS. This time around Chris Weibel from Stark and Wayne brings us Deploying CF on OpenStack using Terraform.
Cloud Foundry Foundation
- Big news the foundation is growing with JPMC becoming the newest member. I also enjoyed listening to the community talks from various foundation members, specifically this talk from GE.
I feel we've only just scratched the surface on the Cloud Foundry related news this week. If you are interested in receiving notifications about new posts at This Week in Cloud Foundry, please sign up here. If you think we missed anything important, please ping @duncwinn, @jtuchscherer or @thisweekincf and we will add it next week. Thanks and enjoy.