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Whether you are ready to start coding your first Node.js project, or if you are a seasoned veteran and need finish up a new exciting project, odds are you will need some functionality that has been written many times before by others.  One of the beauties of the internet is the ability to create and share things.  Node.js is a great language set in itself, but one key selling point is the vast amount of code that is available for free download. The Node Package Manager, also known as npm, is a software system that automates the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing Node.js packages.  As of Node.js version 0.6.3, npm is bundled and installed with the environment so once you have access to the node command line tools, you also have access to the vast number of shared packages available to you. As of this writing, there are over 180,000 packages ava... (more)

DevOps 101 - Collaboration By @JoePruitt | @DevOpsSummit #API #DevOps #Microservices

In my previous articles on the history of DevOps, I outlined the following pillars of the DevOps methodology Management Integration Communication and information sharing Collaboration Automation Measurement The Fourth Pillar The fourth pillar is Collaboration.  Collaboration is defined as: "working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals." In traditional separated organizations, there is not often collaboration between the design, development, testing (QA), and deployment (IT) functions that go with the application delivery lifecycle. As I mentioned in my last article,... (more)

DevOps 101 - Integration By @JoePruitt | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

In my previous articles on the history of DevOps, I’ve outlined the following pillars of the DevOps methodology Management Integration Communication and information sharing Collaboration Automation Measurement The Second Pillar The second pillar in the DevOps stack is that of Integration.  DevOps integration targets quality testing, feature development, and product delivery.  Integration, or more specifically, Systems Integration is the process of linking together different computing or component systems and software applications physically or functionally to perform as a single ... (more)

Introducing AskBing The PowerShell Bing Twitter Proxy

Last week I posted a PowerShell function library for Microsoft’s newly introduced search engine at Bing.com.  The function library was appropriately named PoshBing. There was a log of interest in the script so I quickly moved it off my blog and onto a CodePlex project under PoshBing. Working on the command line is fun and all, but since I spend a good portion of my time accessing my twitter account, I figured it would be a bit of fun to integrate it with my previously released PoshTweet PowerShell twitter library. So, after an hour or so of coding it up and creating the @askbing ... (more)

Shrink-Url – Use PowerShell To Shrink Your Urls

Shrinking your Url’s is all the rage nowadays.  If you are on Twitter, then odds are you have used one.  Despite CodingHorror’s distaste for them in his recent blog post on Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web since 2002, they are a fact of life when we live in a world of 140 character status updates. So what’s a URL shrinking service anyway?  Well, to put it simply, you supply them with a URL, they then supply you with a shorter URL containing a lookup “key”.  When future requests are made to this shorter URL, connections are routed to that services website where they convert the... (more)