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When building a CMDB, separate the UI from the API

One lesson I’ve learned in building CMDBs is to cleanly separate the UI from the web service API. In the Java world, for example, this means that the API should be its own package (e.g., WAR file). The UI should … Continue reading

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Why I’m pretty excited about using Neo4j for a CMDB backend

Zkybase is my first open source configuration management database (CMDB) effort, but it’s not the first time I’ve built a CMDB. At work a bunch of us built–and continue to build–a proprietary, internal system CMDB called deathBURRITO as part of … Continue reading

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