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Doesn't dockerfile initial configuration defeat one of the key arguments of docker?

I'm very excited about Docker, if you're a developer in a big project you've suffered too much at the machine hands of environments and multi-platforms. One of the key selling points of Docker is ...
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Is a Mission Oriented Architecture (MOA) a better way to describe things than SOA?

I might sound like a troll, but I would like to seriously understand this deeper. The place I work at has started to use the term MOA, versus SOA as we believe it drives more clarity and want to ...
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Consuming JSON stream into AWS Database on the cheap [closed]

I'm working on a project that needs to consume a JSON stream (approximately 1MB / minute), and parse and insert objects into a database. Amazon's DynamoDB or SimpleDB seem like attractive options for ...
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How do cloud platforms-as-a-service measure CPU time?

I'm currently assessing Google App Engine, and one of the answers from Hidden limitations of Google App Engine? stated: Performance will surprise you. GAE is optimized for many tiny queries and ...
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What should I do to scale out a high-traffic website?

What best practices should be undertaken for a website that needs to "scale out" to handle capacity? This is especially relevant now that people are considering the cloud, but may be missing out on ...
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What cloud technologies should Application Architects know about?

There is so much going on in the cloud, acronyms like PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, (any more?) that I'm losing track of what technologies are important (within each category) how relevant each one is. What are ...