At work we’ve recently started using Amazon’s EC2 Container Service (ECS) for running Docker images in staging and production. In order to simplify our CI/CD process we wrote a script for triggering blue-green deployments. I wrote an article explaining the how and why over on the Codeship Blog, check it out: https://blog.codeship.com/easy-blue-green-deployments-on-amazon-ec2-container-service/
Over the past several months my team at work has been integrating Docker into our software development life-cycle. We’ve run into several road bumps and come up with solutions to work through them in order that we could have a consistent development experience on Docker. The good folks at Codeship published an article I wrote on the topic. If you’re considering using Docker I recommend you check it out to kick-start your process.
Based on my experience and previous series about the their APIs Nexmo asked me to write an article for publishing on ProgrammableWeb. Of course I said sure, that sounds like fun. So I wrote about Nexmo’s Verify API that makes end user verification quite simple and user friendly. Head over to ProgrammableWeb.com to read my article: http://www.programmableweb.com/news/end-user-verification-even-your-grandma-can-use/sponsored-content/2015/05/12
Remaking the WebEx Free Trials - php|architect September 2011 In November 2010 I had the privilege of speaking at ZendCon, the largest annual PHP conference. I gave a talk about a success story of mine at work using Zend Server and Zend Framework to rebuild our free trials engine. It is a story I am proud of and the work we did continues to serve us well today.