Joyent Blog

  • February 14, 2017

    Systems We Love comes to Minneapolis by Bryan Cantrill

    When we put on the inaugural Systems We Love in December, we didn't really know what to expect. As it turns out, the event was terrific — and now we want to take the show on the road! We are pleased to announce that we're bringing Systems We Love to Minneapolis on March 16th!

  • February 6, 2017

    The liberation of RethinkDB by Bryan Cantrill

    I have long been a fan of RethinkDB, finding it to hit a sweet spot: developer friendliness (I <3 ReQL!) with Jepsen-grade robustness. This is the same ethos that we aspire to at Joyent, and that RethinkDB was born proprietary but later made open source made it feel like even more of a kindred spirit: I have leapt the chasm twice (first at Sun with what became illumos and then later at Joyent, where we open sourced our entire stack), so I felt I personally understood some of the arduous path that RethinkDB had walked.

  • February 2, 2017

    Optimizing your Docker operations for Triton by Casey Bisson

    Triton is the best place to run Docker images, but migrating from a world of VMs to a hostless Docker model requires translating some of the operations and thought processes around containers so that you and your containers can truly be free to run on bare metal and scale in the cloud.

  • January 27, 2017

    Joyent + Hart Fireside Chat by Joyent Joyent + Hart Fireside Chat

    Joyent's CTO Bryan Cantrill and Hart's President, Mo Alkady and Sr. Devops Engineer, Christopher Dickey talked about what both organizations are currently focused on, what challenges they are facing, and what technologies they are using to help solve those existing pain points.

  • January 26, 2017

    Secrets management in the Autopilot Pattern by Tim Gross

    No matter how we deploy our applications, managing secrets invokes the chicken-and-the-egg problem. Applications built with the Autopilot Pattern can be easily made to leverage secrets management services. Learn how to use Hashicorp Vault with Autopilot Pattern applications, with an example showcasing Jenkins CI.

  • January 24, 2017

    Hitting the moon on the first shot by Richard Kiene

    Building the software that powers the cloud is exacting work. The path to building innovative solutions that simultaneously maximize both performance and reliability leaves no room for mistakes, but Joyent software engineer Richard Kiene explains how Joyent's approach has also been liberating and exhilarating for him.

  • January 19, 2017

    Node.js at Joyent by Wyatt Lyon Preul

    An exploration of the Node.js journey that Joyent embarked on. Also, on overview of the various projects where Joyent uses Node.js. Furthermore, this post describes the benefits of choosing Node.js for microservices.

  • January 17, 2017

    Video: using Triton Container Name Service with Docker by Alexandra White Video: using Triton Container Name Service with Docker

    Learn how to add Triton CNS, a free and automated DNS solution which offers consistent and predictable addresses for changing infrastructure, to your Docker instances on Triton.

  • January 12, 2017

    Containers and microservices and Node.js! Oh, my! by Wyatt Preul

    Learn microservices, Node.js, and containers by example using the provided application. This post walks through an example application that is split out into Node.js microservices running in Docker containers.

  • January 10, 2017

    Video: introducing Triton CNS by Alexandra White Video: introducing Triton CNS

    Introducing Triton CNS, a free and automated DNS solution which offers consistent and predictable addresses for changing infrastructure, for your instances on Triton.

  • December 21, 2016

    Reflections on Systems We Love by Bryan Cantrill

    Last Tuesday, several months of preparation came to fruition in the inaugural Systems We Love. You never know what’s going to happen the first time you get a new kind of conference together (especially one as broad as this one!) but it was, in a word, amazing.

  • December 21, 2016

    Enterprise Native Mobile Apps with Node.js & Containers (Synchro Labs) by Bob Dickinson, President and CEO, Synchro Labs

    Building high-quality, native mobile apps can require significant time and cost, and require skill sets that enterprises don’t have in house. The resulting apps can be difficult to manage, update, and secure.

  • November 11, 2016

    Autopilot Pattern Nginx with automatic SSL certificates by Jason Pincin

    A tutorial on using the Nginx Autopilot Pattern blueprint.

  • November 11, 2016

    WordPress on Autopilot: easy scaling and automatic SSL by Casey Bisson, Jason Pincin WordPress on Autopilot: easy scaling and automatic SSL

    Joyent and 10up introduce Autopilot Pattern WordPress implementation that makes it a snap to build and operate WordPress websites at any scale.

  • November 9, 2016

    Announcing the 2016 Node.js & Docker Innovator Program Finalists by Shubhra Kar

    After reviewing hundreds of applications from talented tech innovators, we’re pleased to announce the 2nd annual Node.js and Docker Innovator Program finalists. Follow along during coming year as we highlight these tech innovators, learn why they selected Node.js and Docker, and share their production best practices and user stories. One of these finalists will also be honoured with the Innovator of the Year award.