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Minishift on MacOS

This article is about how to run minishift on MacOS. You can run your experiments locally on minishift, before going to the OpenShift production. You will need homebrew for the installation on your Mac.

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Happy New Lunar Year 2019

This blog post is a little treat for all geeks. In short, we will introduce logstash to ingest data into Elasticsearch. The occasion is to celebrate today the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year. 2019 is the Year of the Pig. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their round faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well. The common belief is that pigs are blessed with luck and have a beautiful personality. See below the fortune output for the year of the pig.

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Working with Arrays in Linux Shell

One necessity is dealing with Arrays as a data structure in any language or interpreter. The Linux Documentation Project has lots of documentation but lacks IMHO concise and straightforward examples. I created this example, as recently I have struggled myself how to operate on arrays. I spice it up with some ASCII art from asky.io (♥_♥).

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Manage multi-container setups with Docker Compose

Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. With Compose, you define the services that need to run in a YAML file. Then bring up the services by using the docker-compose command.

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Use Kibana heat maps for Crime Mapping

In my last articles, I have introduced the foundations for storing geospatial information in Elasticsearch. For various use cases, Kibana and the Elasticsearch Query DSL offer powerful features to solve specific problems.

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Support medical cases with the Elastic Stack

In my previous article, I have introduced one of the geospatial capabilities of Elasticsearch. In this article, we continue with geo-distance analysis and geo-coverage in the area of Health in Switzerland.

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Geospatial Information with the Elastic Stack

The Elastic Stack is an open source foundation that offers data solutions from any source and any format. Digitalisation is just the start of exciting data exploration. We start our journey with geospatial information.

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Thanks. Danke. Merci. Grazie.

By the end of September 2018, my last day of work for a payment service processor ended. It was a tough decision to leave behind a great team and safe environment to face a new challenge. The chance to work with cutting-edge technologies and products convince me to take the opportunity. I leave with love and respect for the past years. I think the best occasion to part ways if there is nothing left to remove for a working solution.

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Check connections for a Docker container

Docker has its strength by isolating applications through containers. Each container has its namespace and a network subsystem. Starting with Docker containers there is a different approach to check connections for your running application.

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