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Links for 2014-10-21

  • BioBrick

    Holy shit we are living in the future.

    BioBrick parts are DNA sequences which conform to a restriction-enzyme assembly standard.[1][2] These Lego-like building blocks are used to design and assemble synthetic biological circuits, which would then be incorporated into living cells such as Escherichia coli cells to construct new biological systems.[3] Examples of BioBrick parts include promoters, ribosomal binding sites (RBS), coding sequences and terminators.
    (via Soren)

    (tags: via:sorenrags biobricks fabrication organisms artificial-life biology e-coli genetic-engineering)

  • Is Docker ready for production? Feedbacks of a 2 weeks hands on

    I have to agree with this assessment — there are a lot of loose ends still for production use of Docker in a SOA stack environment:

    From my point of view, Docker is probably the best thing I’ve seen in ages to automate a build. It allows to pre build and reuse shared dependencies, ensuring they’re up to date and reducing your build time. It avoids you to either pollute your Jenkins environment or boot a costly and slow Virtualbox virtual machine using Vagrant. But I don’t feel like it’s production ready in a complex environment, because it adds too much complexity. And I’m not even sure that’s what it was designed for.

    (tags: docker complexity devops ops production deployment soa web-services provisioning networking logging)

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