Docker Cloud and AWS

Docker Cloud and AWS

Recently the cloud space has got all Dockery and another tool has popped up in the space from Docker themselves, Docker Cloud. This tool allows you to do all our Docker service maintenance from a central dashboard no matter where we are deployed. What does it do?...

Apache meet Python Flask

Apache meet Python Flask

This guide covers installing and configuring Flask to run on Apache on Ubuntu. Why would you want to do this? In a nutshell, you want to run Python code in a web environment. Prerequisites: AWS EC2 running Ubuntu Server 14 Instructions: Installing the software SSH...

ODE – More on Migrating Configuration Data

Following on Nic's excellent blog on Migrating Configuration Data, I would like to elaborate a bit on the style, which he selected. From the options Nic outlined, he chose the route of grouping objects into a release, packaging up the Config and releasing it. This is...

SAML Proof of concept – Part 3

SAML Proof of concept – Part 3

This is the third blog of a series on SAML, these are the first and second blogs. Great, it's installed and securing the Apache URL, but it doesn't seem complete. One thing becomes clear at this point. SAML only performs authentication if you are building a custom...

If it's not written down, it doesn’t count

If it's not written down, it doesn’t count

From my experience one of the first things that teams learn after writing the ‘front’ of a user story (as a… I want… so that…) is that the ‘back’ of a user story; the acceptance criteria, can make or break it. I started writing a blog about getting good acceptance...

SAML Proof of concept – Part 2

SAML Proof of concept – Part 2

Following on from my previous blog this is where things get harder, well more typing and less clicking anyway. The next piece of the puzzle is, if I deploy something bespoke on Apache can I secure it? I found two guides for installing Shibboleth, there is one on the...

SAML Proof of concept – Part 1

SAML Proof of concept – Part 1

The minimal proof of concept for any SAML solution is to secure two different websites with SAML. For this I decided to secure an off the shelf SAML ready product we had already installed (Qlik Sense) and a simple bespoke application running on Apache. This blog cover...

A Data Warehouse of a Perfect Quality

A Data Warehouse of a Perfect Quality

I was reading a book called Agile Data Warehousing Project Management by Ralph Hughes. There is a phrase in it which I found funny; “Data warehousing teams should be aiming for something very close to 100% accuracy.” Wow! Isn’t it obvious that any team should aim 100%...