23 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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…defend. The proof is that nearly all of the largest and most successful web companies today use it ( Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr, Box, etc.), and myriad other web and traditional companies use it too. MySQL works, but it's not a panacea and successful companies realize this. I'll talk more about this at this later.

Is it fast and reliable?

The have been rough spots, like MySQL 5.0 and the MySQL-Sun-Oracle transition, but MySQL is past these. The history …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 5 days ago.
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Is this a soap opera? It turns out Google and not Facebook is buying Titan Aerospace , makers of high flying solar powered drones. Google's fiber network would make a great backbone network for a drone and loon powered wireless network, completely routing around the telcos.

Building Carousel, Part I: How we made our networked mobile app feel fast and local . Dropbox changes to an eventualy consistent / optimistic replication syncing model to make their app "feel …

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By Eric Wilinski of New Relic 6 days ago.
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…Cartwheel, a mobile commerce application that offers customers in-store savings earned via Facebook. "[It] started out in small corners of development and infrastructure teams," writes Dan Cundiff , a technical architect at Target, "and has since caught on like wildfire." Now Target sponsors Minneapolis DevOpsDays meetups, and has hosted its own internal DevOpsDays, which even included developers from Nordstrom, a retail competitor.

Nordstrom

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 12 days ago.
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…you've ever bought something online, done online banking, checked your email, or even checked your Facebook or Twitter account, you've made use of OpenSSL. Whenever you visit a site whose URL begins with https:// rather than http://, not only do you see the lock icon in the address bar, you're making use of software that follows the TLS/SSL protocols that specify how to encrypt data. By following these protocols, your communications with that site is scrambled in transit …

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Media: ADMIN Magazine, Datanami, DBTA, Linux Journal, Linux Pro Magazine, O 'Reilly, Software Developer's Journal

Open Source Appreciation Day: Tesora, hastexo, CentOS

Open Source Appreciation Day

Special thanks go to our partners who helped put together the OpenStack Today and CentOS Dojo Santa Clara events on Monday during the inaugural Open Source Appreciation Day . Attendees …

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 14 days ago.
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Phil Dibowitz , production engineer, Facebook

Jon Cowie , senior operations engineer, Etsy

Jez Humble , principal at Thought Works, author of Continuous Delivery and Lean Enterprise

Ariel Tseitlin , partner, Scale Venture Partners

Mandi Walls , web scale operations, Chef

Looking forward to seeing all of you for what will no doubt be a dynamic conversation!

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…gets unnecessary grief. When most people think of analytics, they envision Google or Facebook following your every move on the web to figure out what sort of ads to show you while you are browsing. This is pretty creepy.

Admittedly, it's pretty easy to shift over to the creepy side of analyzing user data, but that doesn't mean that all data analysis is bad. In fact, it is essential if you want to run a successful product.

When I took over Glassboard , there wasn't …

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