KSH93 cool features for scripting

From time to time, I’m involved into a trolling conversation when any linux kiddie tells me: Bash is really the superior shell I totally disagree, but as I’m getting older, I don’t argue anymore. Anyway, in this post I will expose two arguments, or I should say two reasons, why I usually use ksh93 to run my scripts. Note I’m really talking about the engine of the script, (the shebang definition).

TOSCA lifecycle as a digraph

About TOSCA The TOSCA acronym stands for Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications. It’s an OASIS standard. The purpose of the TOSCA project is to represent an application by its topology and formalize it using the TOSCA grammar. The [TOSCA-Simple-Profile-YAML-v1.0] current specification in YAML introduces the following concepts. TOSCA YAML service template: A YAML document artifact containing a (TOSCA) service template that represents a Cloud application. TOSCA processor: An engine or tool that is capable of parsing and interpreting a TOSCA YAML service template for a particular purpose.

Playing with (Openstack) Keystone

In the cloud computing, alongside of the hosting monsters such as amazon or google, there is the Openstack Platform. Openstack is not a single software, it is more a galaxy of components aim to control the infrastructure, such as hardware pools, storage, network. The management can then be done via a Web based interface or via a bunch of RESTful API. I would like to evaluate its identity service named keystone and use it as a AuthN and AuthZ backend for my simple_iaas example.