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October 2021

Deploy Friday: E78 Highlights from the international PHP conference

This year's PHP Conference Munich is wrapping up, and we'll be taking a look at the state of PHP, as well as the synopsis of a few of the top sessions, including the keynote, "Coding against climate change – Sustainable software engineering". Speakers Carsten Windler and Stefan Priebsch join me to give a report from the ground, and to discuss the following topics.

How Power Apps Drives Innovation in App Development?

There are many areas where #powerapps help you to innovate in your app development journey. Watch the video in full to know what are they Over 2.5 million platform developers are now actively building apps, analyzing BI, and automating workflows in low code. 86% of the Fortune 500 are now using Microsoft Power Apps along with thousands of organizations of every size, sector, and geography. The number of monthly active Power Apps users has grown more than 250% since this time last year, and those users are accessing nearly 4 times as many applications in production.

Dynamically control your custom metrics volume with Metrics without Limits

Sending custom metrics to Datadog allows you to monitor important data specific to your business and applications, such as latency, dollars per customer, items bought, or trips taken. And tags are key to being able to slice and dice these custom metrics to quickly find the information you need. But collecting enough custom metrics to have complete visibility can be cost prohibitive. For example, you might run microservices instrumented across thousands of containers.

Create a static version of your blog using WordPress and Gatsby

At FlashDrive.io we use every day and love modern static websites frameworks like Gatsby, Hugo, Jekyll, and more. Gatsby, for its huge community and user base, is the first framework to have a complete build add-on developed on FlashDrive and we love playing with Gatsby every day (some of us are even a little too more invested in the project... we love you E, but get back to work!!). What's also great with Gatsby is that it comes with a large set of plugins to connect with various CMS.

LogDNA vs. Logz.io

Logz.io is a SaaS (software as a service) provider with an observability offering made up of various managed open source technologies. These technologies include the Elastic Stack for logging and SIEM (security information and event management), Prometheus, for monitoring, and Jaeger for tracing. The company positions itself as an alternative to the Elastic Stack (or ELK Stack), which is made up of Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats.

OpenStack vs AWS: which one is better for you?

OpenStack vs AWS is a discussion that almost every organisation must conduct when adopting a cloud strategy. This is because OpenStack and AWS are undoubtedly some of the most popular cloud technologies in both public and private cloud space. While AWS is the most popular commercial cloud platform, OpenStack remains its most popular open source equivalent. Both have their own pros and cons. But which one is better for you?

Writing Ansible Playbooks for New Terraform Servers

Over the past few years, cloud computing has enabled agile, dynamic management of software and hardware components, on-demand. Nowadays, we can define our desired infrastructure in as little as a few lines of code, and we can provision real servers on cloud providers like AWS or Azure. Terraform is an open-source infrastructure-as-code (IaC) tool that has become the de facto solution for provisioning one aspect of those components.