How to Log Technical Debt Like You Mean It

Posted on July 24, 2015
Log Technical Debt Like a Pro

Before you can log technical debt, of course, you should know what it is and why anyone should care about it. The Wikipedia article on technical debt sums everything up nicely. For more, in-depth, information I strongly recommend going through these articles written by Martin Fowler on the matter. Why and Who Should Log Technical Debt Why should anyone log technical debt? Why not just tackle technical debt as we see it and leave the code clean ...

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Build Wowza Modules Using Wowza Gradle Plugin

Building Wowza applications with the default ant script is a bit outdated, so I wrote a post on building Wowza with Gradle. Now I've gone a step further and built a Wowza Gradle Plugin to help you better control your build life cycle. Loading the Wowza Gradle Plugin 1. Create a file named wowza.plugin in the root of your project, next to your build.gradle, containing the following: (more…)

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Wowza with Gradle. There is a Better Way Than Building with Ant!

Posted on January 25, 2015
Building Wowza with Gradle

Developing Wowza modules usually includes setting up the Wowza IDE (or a standard Java IDE). It may or may not auto-generate an ant build script that packages the sources as a jar library and deploys them to the local Wowza server. That is all pretty good... but you still have to do manual tasks like running test suites and restarting the service! This Gradle thing is nothing short of magic! Building Wowza with Gradle offers great opportunities ...

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How to Stream Media?

Posted on January 24, 2015

A question we hear every so often is "How to stream media and implement a streaming service for my web platform?". And of course (like all good engineers) we say "That depends!". It depends on the business model, the content, and the traffic. However, the basic setup is more often than not the same. Adding bells, whistles and load balancers is possible down the line with a little bit of planning. The infrastructure we will present here is a ...

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Basic Guide to Online Streaming Business Models

Posted on October 22, 2014

Multimedia streaming business models come in a variety of shapes. The dimensions that define the different models are monetization strategy and revenue source. The monetization strategy defines what exactly is being sold. The streaming industry offers a variety of services that can be sold such as ads (pre-roll, mid-roll, post-roll, and surrounding), media access: per time unit, subscription, and streaming as a service (SaaS). The revenue ...

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