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How to work with Elasticsearch in .Net

Take advantage of the open source search engine using C# to search and analyze your application’s data in real time

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Why Microsoft will drive serious Linux innovation

Microsoft, while maintaining its commitment to Windows, has made the necessary steps to not merely run on Linux but to help shape the future of Linux

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Windows Amazon EC2 tutorial: How to set up an EC2 instance

EC2 has changed quite a bit in the last five years, so whether you are new to EC2 or an old hand, it’s worth a look at how to launch your own EC2 instances today

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Mesosphere taps Kubernetes for container orchestration

Longtime Kubernetes competitor Mesosphere joins the bandwagon, making Kubernetes available with DC/OS

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Review: Red Hat does Docker the hard way

Project Atomic pours Kubernetes and Red Hat engineering into a state-of-the-art container host, but be prepared to roll up your sleeves

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How to use the object pool design pattern in C#

Boost application performance by using the object pool design pattern to recycle objects that are expensive to create

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Microsoft linker tool shrinks .Net applications

The .Net IL Linker reduces the footprint of .Net apps by discarding unused libraries and references, although it's still in the preview stages

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How to get started with Akka.Net

Take advantage of Akka.Net to build concurrent, fault tolerant, event-driven applications using the high-level abstractions of the actor model

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Review: VMware’s Photon OS shines for Docker containers

Optimized for the VMware hypervisor, Photon OS is an easy-to-use container OS with all the advantages of virtual hardware

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6 tips for the paranoid Windows traveler

Travelers carrying confidential or privileged corporate information need to take steps ahead of time to ensure that private data stays private. Watch this video for 6 quick tips.

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Orchestration tools fully exploit Linux container technology

Once companies get past the “let’s see how these container things work” stage, they end up with a lot of containers running in a lot of different places

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Docker Enterprise now runs Windows and Linux in one cluster

The new version of Docker's professional version lets applications across multiple platforms -- Windows, Linux, and IBM System Z -- run side by side in the same cluster

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RancherOS: A tiny Linux for Docker lovers

Rancher Labs takes the container paradigm to its final destination with a completely Dockerized operating system

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How to use Apache Kafka messaging in .Net

Take advantage of the fast and scalable open source message broker to meet high-volume data processing challenges on Windows

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How to (not) use the large object heap in .Net

Understand why the large object heap in .Net is prone to fragmentation and how to use memory more efficiently

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9 crushing performance problems in scalable systems

We have no shortage of ways to slow complex systems to a crawl. Fix these nine, and a tenth will be along soon

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Red Hat's Boltron snaps together a modular Linux server

The Fedora Modular Server project experiments with a new way to deliver multiple versions of packages side-by-side, each with their own development life cycles

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How to write performance tests using NBench

Take advantage of NBench to analyze code throughput, memory allocations, and GC overhead in your .NET application

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