Listen to this – Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Podcast has launched!

Part of being in the GCP (Google Cloud Platform) Insiders program (through eMind where I work for) is you get access to cool new resources early on :-)

I love learning through audio, podcasts being one big source of information. So I hooked to the new Google Cloud Platform Podcast and I can see it looks great. Here is why:

  1. Enthusiastic hosts! Francesc and Mark really love what they do and its catching :-)
  2. Each of the chapters focus on a topics that’s part of the GCP Platform, providing both information as well as real world scenarios and implementation details using the technology
  3. The “Question of the week” section deals with interesting cases which come from the field
  4. Timely review of stuff related to GCP

All good stuff and pack in a 25-30 minutes bundle you can consume easily on the way to the office. As to the actual topics and Podcast feeds, and Social Media channels, just head to the GCP podcast page.

Got any other Cloud, Big Data, DevOps related podcast we should listen to?

(Native) Docker Windows Containers Revealed

If you were wondering how exactly does Native Docker for Windows Server look, you would love this Native Docker containers on Windows walk through done by Microsoft Channel9 Visual Studio podcast.

Here is what I loved about it:

  1. General yet very good explanation of what docker is all about and why should you care
  2. What does Native Docker for Windows look like (basically the host for containers is based on Windoes Core edition)
  3. Clarifying the confusion around the mixing of Linux Windows and Docker
  4. Live Demo of launching Windows Docker containers right from Visual Studio deploying the .NET application you develop and into Azure host

Got any other great Docker resources you want to share?



Amazon AWS lifts the limit on SQS meesage delivery size to from 256k to 2GB!

Another cool leverage of AWS S3 service, this time for Amazon SQS

“…Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) now has an Extended Client Library that enables you to send and receive messages with payloads up to 2GB. Previously, message payloads were limited to 256KB. Using the Extended Client Library, message payloads larger than 256KB are stored in an Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket, using SQS to send and receive a reference to the payload location…”