TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (2/10/17–2/17/17)

Analysis & Op-Ed: Edge Processing for IoT

Edge Processing for IoT — Industrial IoT customers are looking to “edge processing” for their infrastructure, knowing they can’t “do everything in the cloud,” according to a recent article by The New Stack. Edge processing allows sensors and other IoT devices, “to send readings to a hardware gateway with some processing power that acts as a hub… and is able to determine if any data received is worth acting on,” according to the article. The article examines current offerings in edge processing, “Docker at the edge,” and machine learning at the edge. It provides analysis and predictions for edge processing in 2017. Check out the complete article from The New Stack: EDGE PROCESSING.

Tools, Products, and Services: DigitalOcean Load Balancers, Scope, ChatOps Cog Platform

DigitalOcean Load Balancers — DigitalOcean – a cloud services provider — just launched “Load Balancers,” a service for customers to “distribute traffic across their infrastructure,” according to an article by The New Stack. Load Balancers are $20 per month and will help DigitalOcean customers, “achieve 100 percent uptime for their production workloads.”

Scope — The creators of the Serverless framework recently released Scope, an open source status board that helps with, “managing and informing an open source community around priority issues, pull requests and current status of work,” according to The New Stack. The New Stack compares Scope to Trello, in that it uses “streams of project cards” to show the current status of items within a project. The tool, “allows users to customize columns to show the current stage of open source projects… set desired labels to decide which pull requests, commits or comments need to be shown,” and toggle recently completed items, “on and off, depending on whether project managers want these to be shown.”

ChatOps Cog Platform on Docker — The New Stack recently shared a case study on “How Operable Built its ChatOps Cog Platform on Docker.” (ChatOps refers to a style of collaborative development, “combining tools and conversations” designed to, “solve the problem of distributed team collaboration, whether it’s across tools, languages or locations.”) The case study covers “the benefits of using Docker images as shipping packages,” as well as “the configuration and design,” that were, “necessary to build Operable’s ChatOps platform.”

Tutorials: Using Android Without Google Play

Android Without Google Play — Those choosing to use Android without Google Play Services (perhaps for privacy reasons) will have a hard time downloading applications to their phone. In a recent blog post, Francois-Xavier Aguessy offered a few ways around the Google Play problem. By using gplayweb in Docker, he was able to “easily download applications from Google Play, within a simple responsive web UI.” Check out his complete walkthrough: USING ANDROID WITH GPLAYWEB

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