Running Splunk In Docker

Running Splunk In Docker is about as easy as it should be

You have fully embraced the world of Docker hosted containers, and no longer have the patience for local installations of “Enterprise” software that requires a developer account to download. Fortunately, there’s a Splunk Enterprise Docker Image just for you. It even comes preconfigured with a 500M per day developer license. No account required!

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From Ember to Elixir

For the past year or so, I’ve been working on some interesting features in a bunch of different Ember apps at Wombat, but recently I’ve had the opportunity to learn a new language and help support our backend team on our Elixir API.

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Consumer Driven Contracts

In the past I have written about what a microservice architecture looks like and some of the tradeoffs that come with it. One of the biggest gains this architecture brings you is the ability for many people to be working on different projects at the same time. Inevitably the services you are writing will be used or you may need to consume someone else’s API to get your work done.

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UX Design & Uncertainty

When we talk about how to design something for a given user experience we are usually discussing the trade offs between a feature request, and the best solutions we can bring to address it. This solution however comes with varying degrees of uncertainty behind how much we actually understand the user’s needs. As discussed in my previous need validation blog post, this can be a lot more deceptive than it originally sounds to get right.

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