Great vibe, interesting talks We had another great PentahoNL meetup last week. This session was hosted by Rob Smienk at the offices of @MRDM in Deventer. @MRDM is a company specialized in aggregating Medical data and registration data to gather better insights in Medical processes and treatment outcomes. Hospitals and University Medical Centers increasingly need to report and clarify on Costs and Quality of medical treatments. They gather data from connected Hospitals, aggregate and benchmark the results.
Problem You have a biserver serving up information either directly or embedded into some website. You need to open up the biserver to the rest of the world but want to prevent access to certain endpoints. These endpoints might serve only internal consumers, or have security implications. We need to limit the attack service of a biserver! Traditionally one would spin up a new server, add an apache config to proxy forward some requests to the backend.
Data-transform your slack channels In my humble opinion Slack is a fantastic tool for keeping development teams aligned and informed. It has (irc supported) chat, voice calls, proper code snippet sharing but it really shines in its ability to integrate all that is important to a team. For example we integrate: updates on github, Pull requests, comments, … updates on tickets, new, open, closed tickets updates from ci, builds, tests, the occasional #FAIL updates from deploys instantiated from ci onto the mesos cluster updates on failing services and network components from nagios bash scripts synchronising in the background or via cron One thing was missing Updates from pesky long running etl-jobs, while being away from the vpn-ed carte status page.
Introduction I have been amazed by the ease of getting software through the software development cycle once you start doing it the Docker way. I picked it up soon after it came to light, and hammered it hard. At that point I got all developers aligned to use Docker as well. As we started using Docker more extensively, combining different Frontends services and Backends services through Docker compositions, running multiple hosts, intranet, things started to get a bit more complicated.
Last month we gathered for the second Pentaho NL meetup. @Incentro were sponsoring the location (their office at former Airport Ypenburg) as well as some excellent food and drinks, much appreciated guys! Again we had an impressive turn up, some new faces, some more familiar, a good mix for sharing and discussing life, the universe, and well, Pentaho stuff… Data Virtualization with PDI Community Edition Edwin Weber Edwin challenged the demo-gods, they got the better off him.
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