It’s been around 2 years since tombola started to investigate the use and potential benefits of container technology, specifically Docker. At times since then progress has been slow and frustrating, but that’s no shock with new technologies. We’ve been running containers in a production environment for just over a year now and I wanted to […]

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At tombola, we use Amazon’s ECS (Elastic Container Service) to schedule and orchestrate many of our services. While this has many benefits to traditional application hosting, it also brings new challenges – Not least of all monitoring. Picture this scenario: You have an application running on a cluster of machines, those machines are completely redundant; […]

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This post is part of a series: Introducing quality, Part 1: Software testing Introducing quality, Part 2: Continuous Integration and Deployment Automation Introducing quality, Part 3: coming soon   In the first part of this series we talked about all the changes we made in the Bingo Platform team to try and improve quality in […]

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I’m sure most developers have at some point been told they are part of a “team”.  But do you feel like you are?  Do you know how a team should work?  It has taken me 6 employers and 20 years to really understand what a team is and how it works in the real world. […]

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