Welcome to the Newsweaver Technical Blog

The intention of this blog is to describe our experiences building software here at Newsweaver.

Why are we doing this? Well, software development at Newsweaver, and we would say, everywhere else, is only possible because of collective contributions made by many individuals and companies within the industry.

Using Google to understand what others are doing and how they have solved problems has become our most powerful tool. At Newsweaver we have learned a lot from the community. We think we can and should contribute. This blog is us beginning to pay it back.

Below you will find a non-exhaustive list of the technologies we use in Newsweaver. Clearly we have a lot of people to thank. Many of the articles we will publish will be related to this software infrastructure.

DataBases

Cassandra http://cassandra.apache.org/
MySQL http://www.mysql.com/

OS, Deployment

SeLinux http://selinuxproject.org/
CentOS 7.0 http://www.centos.org/

Languages and frameworks

Java http://www.java.com/
Scala http://www.scala-lang.org/
Ruby https://www.ruby-lang.org
Swagger http://swagger.io/
Dropwizard http://dropwizard.io/
Freemarker http://freemarker.org
Angular https://angularjs.org/
Highcharts http://www.highcharts.com/
Spring https://spring.io/
Bootstrap http://getbootstrap.com
PhantomJS http://phantomjs.org
Spark https://spark.apache.org
Hibernate http://hibernate.org

Development Tools

Eclipse https://eclipse.org/
IntelliJ https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/
SonarQube http://www.sonarqube.org/
Jira https://www.atlassian.com
Bamboo https://www.atlassian.com
Confluence https://www.atlassian.com
Stash https://www.atlassian.com
Git http://git-scm.com/
Maven http://maven.apache.org/
Gradle https://gradle.org/
Kafka http://kafka.apache.org

Deployment & Service Discovery

Ansible https://github.com/ansible/ansible
Docker https://www.docker.com/
Kubernetes http://kubernetes.io/
SmartStack https://github.com/airbnb/smartstack-cookbook
Zookeeper http://zookeeper.apache.org/

Monitoring

Graphite http://graphite.wikidot.com/
Grafana https://github.com/grafana/grafana
Pingdom https://www.pingdom.com
Logstash http://logstash.net

Hardware

15" Mac Book Pro http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/

Hopefully our contribution will be of use to others. If it is please let us know!

If you do happen to be a member of any of the teams that have developed any of the software above and happen to be in Cork, Ireland, we will buy the beer!

Sean Griffin
CTO Newsweaver

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