WE DID IT! DataStax Astra isĀ GA

Yesterday we finally went full GA (Generally Available) with DataStax Astra. For the quick TLDR think of it as Apache Cassandra that you can spin up as a service and use in about a minute. I, as I wrote about some months ago, joined the engineering team to help build out the system! I quickly got to reconnoitering the role and working toward build out of features, which now are available to you!

Cedrick Lunven on Creating an API for your database with Rest, GraphQL, gRPC

Here’s a talk Cedrick Lunven (who I have the fortune of working with!) about creating API’s for your database, your … More

Some JavaScript API Coding With Restify & Express & Hacking it With cURL …Segment #2

Ah, part 2! If you’re looking for part 1, click this link. Review: In the last blog entry I went … More

Some JavaScript API Coding With Restify & Express & Hacking it With cURL …Segment #1 (with some Webstorm to boot)

So often I end up putting together some RESTful services (or the intent is to at least build them with … More

Going Hard Core: Vmware’s Cloud Foundry Forks Uhuru & Iron Foundry Review

Back in December Uhuru Software and Tier 3 released two different forks of Cloud Foundry that enabled .NET Support. I wasn’t sure which I wanted to use, since I had some serious Cloud Foundry work I was about to dive into, so I’ve picked them apart to determine how each works. This is what I’ve found so far. Uhuru

Source Code
Public Site: http://www.uhurusoftware.com/
Community / Support Site
Community LinkedIn Site (Mostly “biz” oriented)
What Uhuru Software is…
Micro Cloud VM/Installers (requires registration)
Iron Foundry

Source Code
Public Site: http://www.ironfoundry.org/
Community / Support Site
Iron Foundry Blog
VM Download (For Micro Cloud Foundry)
That covers the basic links to the downloads, community, and other points of presence, now it is time to dig into some of the differences I’ve found. First though, I got a good environment setup to test each of the forks, from within the same Cloud Foundry Environment! So this is how I’ve set this up…