Category Archives: Development Tool

Configuring System Wide Proxy Settings on Ubuntu 16.04

Setting the proxy settings for linux machine is something I've had to do on an increasingly regular basis. With a lot of office machines located behind corporate firewalls, and a need to do development and testing of ideas in an office environment, it has become increasingly important to be able to set up and operate…
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Installing OpenWhisk on Ubuntu Server 16.04 (Part 1: CouchDB)

What is Openwhisk? Openwhisk is an open source serverless compute platform created by IBM. It now has several large, and small, organisation supporting it. You can find out more at the offical Openwhisk web site. The Goal I wanted to checkout Openwhisk, while it has a lovely vagrant demo set-up tool, this wasn't suitable for…
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8 Tips for a 3-minute stand-up

Stand-up - it's supposed to be the time-saving meeting you have once a day to get project status updates. But it can easily become a behemoth, a monstrous overrunning meeting which seems to suck time out of everyone in the team. As a Program Manager at Microsoft the teams I worked with managed to get…
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A Guest Post on Big Data

I've been speaking with guys from¬†Adoreboard a start up based in Belfast, on how Big Data works - from a practical point of view. ¬†The differing data structures often mean that a typical monolithic approach to data storage doesn't always make sense. Bob Marks, from Adoreboard wrote a guest post on all things Big Data…
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