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Casey Justus

Casey Justus

Casey Justus is a 15-year veteran full stack developer. As an avid open source advocate, he has made contributions to jQuery Mobile and Lobano. The user group he co-founded, upFront, is one of the largest user groups in the midwest and focuses on front-end web development technologies. When he's not coding he can be found spending time with his amazing wife and daughter, Jennifer and Kessler.

Managing Docker Containers with OpenShift and Kubernetes

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For the last few years, Docker containers have been all the rage in the DevOps world. After all, what’s not to like? They allow you to strip out 99% of stuff in your VM and just deploy your code.

Containers can save resources, speed deployment, scale well and offer more fault tolerance. But how do you manage them?

In my experience, the Docker Machine and Docker Swarm stack hasn’t lived up my to expectations. It has a limited API, no support for monitoring and logging, and much more manual scaling. AWS’s EC2 containers scale well, but you’ll be locked into Amazon.

In my opinion, the best current stack for Docker containers includes Kubernetes and OpenShift. In this blog I will give a brief introduction to Kubernetes + OpenShift with an eye for what they do well…

Cleaning up Boilerplate Backbone Views

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“And you think you’re so clever and classless and free.” ― John Lennon One common complaint developers have with Backbone is the proliferation of repetitive boilerplate code. How many Backbone apps have a view like this declared over and over? This isn’t a problem inherent with Backbone, but a problem with developers writing repetitive boilerplate code. One possible solution is to …