Blogs

ECS Cluster Scaling in EC2 (Part 2)

April, 2019 This is the second entry of the ECS Scaling blog that covers how to properly scale the EC2 cluster of instances that are running your ECS Tasks. The ability to run your own cluster of EC2 instances with ECS is a viable solution.

Customizing uPortal (Part 4)

April, 2019 Previously in this series, we covered suggestions on how to write customizations for uPortal 5 using Decorator and Strategy patterns. Here, our last post, we cover how to add such custom classes to your uPortal-start repo.

Customizing uPortal (Part 3)

April, 2019 Strategy pattern is a pattern that encapsulates more than one implementation of some feature and makes these implementations interchangeable. How is this done in practice? Let us continue with another real example from uPortal.

Customizing uPortal (Part 2)

April, 2019 You can use design patterns to limit custom code changes in uPortal 5. In this post, we provide a real example of applying Decorator to uPortal5.

Customizing uPortal (Part 1)

March, 2019 Release 5.0 of uPortal brought major changes to tooling, deployment, and split the uPortal repo in two. While there were several other changes, like renaming all the packages from org.jasig to org.apereo, the tooling, deployment and repo changes have a significant impact on customizing uPortal.

Takeaways from the February 2019 IMS Meeting

March, 2019 The most recent IMS quarterly meeting was held last month in Tempe, AZ, hosted by ASU. We had meetings at Skysong, with IMS's Digital Credentials Summit taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The meetings that I attended were the Caliper Analytics and EDU-API groups, plus the first day of the Digital Credentials Summit. Here are some of the highlights from my week in Arizona:

Choices for IAM Application Docker Images

January, 2019 This is the third post in a three part series. In the first part, which was posted more than a year and a half ago, I described Unicon's IAM Docker images. In the second post, I listed the Internet2 TIER program's Docker images. In this, the final post, I discuss the pros and cons of the various versions of the images.

How Do Your Favorite Books Compare in a VR World?

January, 2019 If you could search your own library of books digitally, how would you do it? Would you do a simple text search for certain keywords or phrases? Simple text searches can be powerful but typically only answer the question "where are these terms mentioned in my books?"

TIER Docker Images

January, 2019 This is the second posting in a three part series. In the first part, which was posted more than a year and a half ago, I described Unicon's IAM Docker images. In this post, I list the Internet2 TIER program's Docker images. In the final post, I discuss the pros and cons of the various related images.

Q4 2018 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

January, 2019 The quarterly openEQUELLA Open Source Support (OSS) Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, share happenings in the community, and describe opportunities to engage further with Unicon.