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A collection of Software and Cloud patterns with a focus on the Enterprise

Tag: configuration


Hopefully it’s obvious that separating configuration from application code is always a good idea. One simple and effective way I’ve found to do this in my python (think bottle, flask, etc.) apps is with a simple JSON configuration file. Choosing JSON makes sense for a few reasons: Easy to read (for humans) Easy to consume (by your application Can be version alongside application code Can be turned into a configuration REST service Here’s a short example of how to do this for a simple python application that uses MongoDB. First the configuration file.......

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The most strikingly different characteristic of Docker, when compared to other deployment platforms, is the single responsibility per container Design (although some see it differently). One reason this looks so different is that many application developers view the complete software stack on which they deploy as a collection of components on a single logical server. For developers of larger applications, who already have experience deploying distributed stacks, the security and configuration complexity of Docker may feel more familiar. Docker brings a fresh approach to distributed stacks; one that may seem overly complex for......

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Today I was working on a small web application that will run on a corporate intranet. There was an existing LDAP server and many existing web apps use the authentication details cached in the browser (Basic Authentication) to identify a user and determine access levels. My application is written in PHP and I wanted to leverage this same mechanism to determine the current user and customize my application. Since my searches on Google didn’t pull up anything similar, I want to document what I did. I did explore the possibility of using PHP’s......

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