December 30, 2019

Reactivated Blog With Hugo

Somehow over time bitrot appeared in my Hugo setup. Files where ok for a very old version, but config changes no longer followed the newer conventions as suggested by Hugo. Also my carefully adapted theme had fallen to pieces and didn't render no more, so kiss theme to the rescue! Also automation happened and we now have Github Actions which is a perfect solution to build and deploy Hugo pages to GitHub Pages. Read more

March 17, 2017

PentahoNL meetup March 2017 recap

Great vibe, interesting talks We had another great PentahoNL meetup last week. This session was hosted by Rob Smienk at the offices of @MRDM in Deventer. @MRDM is a company specialized in aggregating Medical data and registration data to gather better insights in Medical processes and treatment outcomes. Hospitals and University Medical Centers increasingly need to report and clarify on Costs and Quality of medical treatments. They gather data from connected Hospitals, aggregate and benchmark the results. Read more

December 10, 2016

Setup an easy reverse proxy to the biserver

Problem You have a biserver serving up information either directly or embedded into some website. You need to open up the biserver to the rest of the world but want to prevent access to certain endpoints. These endpoints might serve only internal consumers, or have security implications. We need to limit the attack service of a biserver! Traditionally one would spin up a new server, add an apache config to proxy forward some requests to the backend. Read more

November 19, 2016

Slack update from pdi

Data-transform your slack channels In my humble opinion Slack is a fantastic tool for keeping development teams aligned and informed. It has (irc supported) chat, voice calls, proper code snippet sharing but it really shines in its ability to integrate all that is important to a team. For example we integrate: updates on github, Pull requests, comments, … updates on tickets, new, open, closed tickets updates from ci, builds, tests, the occasional #FAIL updates from deploys instantiated from ci onto the mesos cluster updates on failing services and network components from nagios bash scripts synchronising in the background or via cron One thing was missing Updates from pesky long running etl-jobs, while being away from the vpn-ed carte status page. Read more

May 21, 2016

Running pentaho on mesos - part 1

Introduction I have been amazed by the ease of getting software through the software development cycle once you start doing it the Docker way. I picked it up soon after it came to light, and hammered it hard. At that point I got all developers aligned to use Docker as well. As we started using Docker more extensively, combining different Frontends services and Backends services through Docker compositions, running multiple hosts, intranet, things started to get a bit more complicated. Read more

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