How to Cross Compile Go Programs using Docker

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There are several ways to cross compile Go programs, but the way we’re going to show you is awesome because you don’t have to install any libs or anything. That said, you do need Docker installed, but you already have that anyways, right?

We use this to create our Iron.io command line tool binaries. You can find our tool and build scripts here: https://github.com/iron-io/ironcli

How to Deliver Massive Volumes of Sports Scores and News to over 12 Million Mobile Users at Bleacher Report

How to Deliver Massive Volumes of Sports Scores and News to over 12 Million Mobile Users at Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report (B/R) is one of the leading sports news sources in the country. Second only to ESPN, Bleacher Report is a growing force for team-specific sports content, commentary, and real-time event coverage. B/R’s goal is to deliver a comprehensive experience for sports fans and foster engagement with favorite teams and topics across all major sports. The content that B/R delivers includes curated content originating from featured columnists and external sources, all pushed to fans in real-time. They provide timely and relevant news to sports fans keeping them informed and ahead of the game.

Project Thor Will Deliver First True Hybrid IronWorker Solution

Project Thor Will Deliver First True Hybrid IronWorker Solution

Today, Iron.io announced Project Thor, which is developing the world’s first hybrid job processing system. This is unlike anything we’ve done to date. Unlike previous IronWorker technology, Project Thor is architected to deliver the power of Iron.io to any server in the world in minutes.

With Project Thor, the Iron.io IronWorker Docker container is deployed on a company’s own servers, which then communicates with the Iron.io API. This brings the power of Iron.io’s event-driven computing service to the Enterprise in just a few easy steps. Project Thor seamlessly integrates with existing solutions for container deployment, such as OpenShift by Red Hat, Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Kubernetes.

No lock in, thanks to Docker

No lock in, thanks to Docker

Flexibility and the freedom to choose are among the core tenets at Iron.io. For those who have been following Iron.io posts for some time, we’re sure you’ve read a number of the Docker-related developments we released over the past year, including the previous blog post that IronWorker supports custom Docker images. This is awesome not only for many reasons from a workflow perspective, it also means there’s no lock in.

Treasure Data and IronWorker (repost)

Treasure Data and IronWorker (repost)

Our friends at Treasure Data wrote a blog post about data collection in Ruby and how to run multiple data collection tasks in parallel (or scheduled) using IronWorker. The example from Treasure Data demonstrates what it takes to build a simple logging application in Ruby with IronWorker to manage and log the output to Treasure Data, which can then perform queries.

As noted in the blog, this example is not a complete solution but an illustration to show users what’s possible when combining Iron.io and Treasure Data. Big thanks to John Hammink and the Treasure Data team for their work to educate the community.

Here’s an excerpt from the original post:

GopherFest 2015

On Tuesday evening at the GopherFest 2015 meetup, I had the privilege of speaking alongside Andrew Gerrand, Rob Pike (the creator of Go!) and Steve Francia. If you missed the talks, check out the full recording above. The slides for my talk are on SlideShare. Also, Hakka Labs will be releasing an edited recording of the meetup, which I’ll post here when it’s ready.

First, I want to thank everyone who watched the talks. The Go community is amazing. The in-person turnout of over 300 was incredible, and more than 1,800 people around the world watched the live stream!

My talk was about concurrency in Go. I’d like to expand on what I talked about here.

Concurrency is one of Go’s most significant assets. It’s true that many languages have concurrency primitives, and many even have concurrency frameworks built on top of their primitives to make things more convenient. In fact, writing concurrent code without using a framework is practically impossible in some languages.

How Omaze Delivers Once in a Lifetime Experiences Using Iron.io and Rackspace DevOps

How Omaze Delivers Once in a Lifetime Experiences Using Iron.io and Rackspace DevOps

Blow Sh*t Up with Arnold Schwarzenegger … Be Drawn Into an Episode of the Simpsons … Celebrate the Patriots Victory with Rob Gronkowski.

These aren’t even bucket list items, these are unattainable items. That is, until Omaze gets involved. Omaze is an organization that was founded to drive significantly more money and awareness for deserving causes through the chance to live out dream experiences.

Charities offer up personalized events with their celebrity partners where everyone has the chance to win by donating to the cause. Each experience offers a range of reward levels from signed t-shirts to personalized Skype sessions to Twitter mentions, and once the experience is placed up on the Omaze site, the countdown begins to the winner of the grand prize. The growing number of high profile celebrities participating to provide such unique opportunities begs the question – what’s your dream experience?

Full Docker Support for IronWorker

Full Docker Support for IronWorker

A couple of months ago, we announced a new workflow for IronWorker based on Docker that enabled you to test your worker code locally on the exact same environment as it is when running on the IronWorker cloud. The initial feedback we received was pretty consistent: “This is great, but can you make it more flexible when it comes to using images?”

Up until now, you had to use one of our predefined Iron.io images (or stacks as we used to call them). Although these images cover most major languages and OS packages that you might want, that didn’t match the needs of all users.  At Iron.io, we know empowering the developer is key. That includes enabling developers to make choices about how they use Docker.

Today, we’re announcing full Docker support allowing you to use any Docker image, including your own custom images. This feature is in beta and is only available on dedicated accounts to begin with, please contact us if you’d like to try it out.

DockerWorker Unplugged

DockerWorker Unplugged

Today, the world revolves around developers. Digital businesses are becoming a significant part of the landscape. Traditional business thrives on its responsiveness to customers and how it handles business data. People used to talk about the Era of Information Technology, however now we’re in the Era of the Developer.

Fast-moving businesses recognize the need to give developers the tools, platforms, and application services developers require to get things done. Equally important is getting obstructions out of the way of developers and allowing them to move fast. What do developers need to be successful in this modern world? They need self-service, on-demand capabilities, immediate scale, and little to no operations. Simply put, developers want to write code – and do so in a manner that lets them focus on writing code without having to manage tools and infrastructure. The overhead of managing infrastructure or dealing with a mismatch between development and production systems, steals precious cycles from a developer’s main driver – writing code.

Hubble Gets Lean With Microservices and Iron.io

Hubble Gets Lean With Microservices and Iron.io

As microservices continues to spread through the industry as a dominant pattern for building modern cloud applications, marquee examples from large-scale companies such as Netflix and Twitter may appear daunting to companies still on a growth path. When powering through agile cycles to release new features at a rapid pace, the last thing on your mind is maintainability. Well, maybe not the last thing, but it is a lesser concern.

It’s rare to have the foresight to recognize future bottlenecks early on, so when we came across a series of blog posts by Tom Watson, the CTO and Co-founder of Hubble who did just that, we took notice and had a quick chat to discuss his experiences. As it turns out, taking a moment to reflect on how things scale as they grow actually put them in a position to release features quicker and more effectively by injecting a lean methodology of focused microservices development patterns and operations.