There's change coming! In the tech industry that's inevitable, but seriously, there's an exciting new season dawning for the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. That's as much as I can say right now but expect some exciting announcements over the next week or so. For now here is the round up from last week:
1) For those interested in getting regular notifications on new TWICF posts I've written a Spring Boot (CF hosted) signup app. It's working fine however it's a minimal viable release and I'll be extending it over the new few weeks plus documenting the source code. For now you can sign-up here if interested.
2) Leading on from a couple of weeks back, Matt Stine has published his entire MicroServices deck from a recent MeetUp. You can read more MicroService, Spring Boot and Netflix OSS goodness here. Whilst on SlideShare it's worth digging out Dekel Tankel's presentation on the Cloud Foundry story and Andrew Clay Shafer's story on Learn the Past Build the Future. Both articulate the progression and journey of the technologies and trends surrounding the CF journey. In terms of forward looking, ActiveState published a post on what customers want in 2015.
3) ActiveState as usual provided an excellent write up of the recent Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting.
4) Dr Nic released version 0.1.0 of a handy little ops tool, the BOSH CLI Consul plugin, to make it easier to see services deployed across BOSH deployments. For those interested in writing their own plugins there's a great post from Alexander Lomov at Altoros on how to create custom BOSH CLI plugins. Dr Nic has also been doing some good things recently to make BOSH and CF easy to consume in different environments. Last week we talked about his terraform-aws-cf-install. I gave it a whirl over the past few days and found it works very well providing a great streamlined experience of getting CF up on AWS.
5) I'd also like to draw your attention to this blog on the Health Monitor. I went back and re-read this recently. It's a real gem of a post for understanding the value add of CF keeping your apps alive and how to trouble shoot if things go wrong.
6) As usual there was a CF after Dark with a good discussion on Spring XD. If you're going to build apps you are going to have data and SpringXD really helps in tapping and sinking your data sources when moving to a cloud environment.
7) Ever wanted to know what happens when you push an app? Pivotal's Simon Elisha provides a good high level introduction to the CF concepts.
8) I really appreciate working in an ecosystem that fosters positive collaboration and healthy innovation. It's great to see the BlueMix folk talking so nicely on how Pivotal builds CloufFoundry. It was also great for Cloud Foundry to see BlueMix taking a prime time advertisement slot on Championship Sunday.
That's all I've got time for this week but please do ping @duncwinn or @jtuchscherer, if you want to know more about Cloud Foundry or about contributing to Cloud Foundry.