It can de difficult to manage support and development of multiple versions of an application through updates of major version changes as versions of the dependencies could be siginificantly different(ie, node 6 vs. node 7). Using Docker to run code directly from a container can help address the headaches of trying to manage multiple versions of an installed program.

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I am a CSM (certified scrum master) and think about these principles both as I facilitate team communication in our agile processes, as expected, and also fit in my Program Management activities. They fit nicely with how I’ve measured success coming from a technical background.

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After installing the various components of Endeca the Platform Services will need to be started to publish changes. If an error occurs where the MDEX isn’t started then check that the Platform Services is configured to correctly point to the MDEX install.

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Docker is a tool for creating VM containers. This article runs through an Oracle Commerce 10.1.2 install using Docker. See github OracleOnDocker.

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Underscore is a great JavaScript utility to get introduced to functional programming. It’s built with a functional programming mindset(immutability and statelessness) while also promoting the use of Functions as 1st class citizens.

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Recently, I was in a meeting with a Senior Director of Architecture from Oracle Commerce (formerly ATG) and he made an interesting observation concerning the non-versioned databases of Oracle Commerce: Cat A/B.

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Using the term “Technical Debt” can mask the problem and needs to be followed with the supporting problem statement, otherwise it could end up as a hallway conversation. I learned about the impact of Legacy code and that was a win for me.

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