Posts By: Vassili van der Mersch

Exploring the Cloud Laboratory: Advances in Biotech & Science-as-a-Service

It isn’t much of a stretch to imagine a world where biology is accessed and modified through API calls. Not only is this not science fiction, but the first laboratory science APIs are already available. Science-as-a-Service (SciAAS) companies have started popping up, with the intent to accelerate scientific research and improvements in biotechnology. Read more

Automated Testing for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. Every object you see around you — whether it’s your fridge, your electric toothbrush, your car, even your clothes, are about to acquire a form of sentience.

Some of them already have. Read more

The Present and Future of Configuration Management

DevOps is the set of tools, processes and activities that modern software development teams put in place in order to ensure that they can convert code into live applications in a stable and repeatable way. It’s a bit of a catch-all term, and can be broken down into different areas. Read more

Reach DevOps Zen with These Continuous Integration Tools

Continuous Integration (CI) is a part of the DevOps process that aims at integrating code written by a team of developers. This involves building the code along with dependencies, testing it against a prepared set of unit and integration test suites, and creating reports listing the resulting artifacts. Read more

Tools Built on Top of The Docker API

Docker is a popular new technology that lets development teams bundle applications in virtual containers to easily build and deploy them. We’ve previously seen how Docker reduces the complexity of DevOps workflows and encourages the practice of immutable infrastructure, where the entire application, along with its underlying operating system, is recreated and redeployed as a lightweight container for each change to an application, rather than relying on incremental updates. Read more