Everett Toews

Helping you shave narwhals

    A First Look at Panamax

    30 Aug 2014
    Panamax is billed as Docker management for humans. In its current form it’s basically a web application (both with a UI and API) running on a CoreOS host where you can stitch containers together using a GUI to create a working application architecture. Then you’re able to save Panamax templates that represent that architecture. It seems the idea is that you should be able to use Docker and its ecosystem tooling via this GUI rather than via the Docker CLI/API. It’s still early days for Panamax and it has a ways to go before delivering on its “Docker management for humans” billing.

    Walk n' Doc

    24 Jun 2014
    A common complaint about many open source projects is documentation. Insufficient, incorrect, non-existent, hard to find, and difficult to update are things we typically all hear. There are a lot of different ways to tackle these problems. There’s no silver bullet but one of my favourite tactics is lowering the barriers for absolutely anyone to walk up and contribute documentation.

    Jekyll as a Service

    18 May 2014
    Like many other developers, I’ve decided to abandon WordPress and use GitHub’s Jekyll as a Service for my blogging platform. Most developers focus on the how when they write their “I’ve switched to Jekyll” post. I’m thankful to all of those developers because their work has made my transition easier. However, I’m going to focus on the why for this post.

    DevStack Icehouse on the Rackspace Cloud

    18 Apr 2014
    Here’s how to deploy DevStack for OpenStack Icehouse on the Rackspace Cloud. You can use DevStack for testing/development of OpenStack or just learning a bit more about OpenStack and how all of the pieces fit together.

    South By Slash West

    23 Mar 2014
    Simply put, SXSW 2014 was awesome. This year I had a workshop titled Cloud Portability with Multi-Cloud Toolkits accepted. With that came a Gold badge and full access to SXSW Interactive. It’s a pass to insight into the tech industry and I tried to make full use of it.