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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 short URL to the original URL and issue a HTTP Redirect back to your browser to send you off to the original long url website. So, what’s a guy, or gal, to do if they want to set their status programmatically on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, or the other gazillion social networking sites ... (more)

Node.js ABC’s - J is for JavaScript By @JoePruitt | @DevOpsSummit #IoT #API #DevOps #Microservices

Node.js is an open source runtime environment for server-side and network based applications.  At it's core, Node.js uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine to execute client code and a large portion of the core basic modules are written in JavaScript.  Since, for all practical purposes, writing Node.js applications is writing JavaScript applications, it makes sense to try to understand the gist of what JavaScript is. What is JavaScript JavaScript is primarily a client-based dynamic scripting language most commonly used within web browsers as client-side scripts to interact with the... (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)

Unix To PowerShell - Basename

PowerShell is definitely gaining momentum in the windows scripting world but I still hear folks wanting to rely on Unix based tools to get their job done.  In this series of posts I’m going to look at converting some of the more popular Unix based tools to PowerShell. basename The Unix “basename” command will delete any prefix up to the last slash (‘/’) character and return the result.  For my PowerShell implementation, I’ve switched the slash path separator character with the Windows backslash (‘\’) path separator.  PowerShell does have the Split-Path cmdlet that will parse a pat... (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)