18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 4 days ago.
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Chef's support for partner platforms, including AWS, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Rackspace, and VMware, see this separate news release .

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"Many of the world's leading companies and technology providers are betting on Chef as the de facto standard for web-scale automation in today's IT-powered economy. Our accelerating sales and community growth are built on a strong foundation of customer and partner support, enabling us to deliver …

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 4 days ago.
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- IBM: Chef integrates with IBM SmartCloud to automate configuration management and application delivery in IBM's OpenStack-powered cloud. IBM has released cookbooks for both SmartCloud and its WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile . These provide reusable code for rapid resource provisioning and full application lifecycle management. In addition, Chef recently released test code that supports the IBM AIX operating system

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 7 days ago.
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Intel CPUs and isn't pricing against like spec'ed machines; IBM Softlayer pricing is still higher; Moore's law dictates price curves going forward.

Seth Lloyd: Quantum Machine Learning - QM algorithms are a win because they give exponential speedups on BigData problems. The mathematical structure of QM, because a wave can be at two places at once, is that the states of QM systems are in fact vectors in high dimensional vector spaces. The kind of transformations …

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By Adam Prattler of RubyLearning Blog 1 month ago.
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…faster. The nation's four largest banks are joined by international giants Amazon, IBM, and Oracle to invest heavily in cloud computing.

Similar to the Australia Post and Medibank Private, NBN Company is a Government Business Enterprise, said to be "applying commercial best practice to achieve results for the benefit of all Australians." The NBN of Australia is a leap forward into the future for Aussies!

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By Tony of Transcending Frontiers 1 month ago.
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Sublime migration too. For a time though I found myself in the Java community working with IBM's Application Developer and that's where I came to terms with what an IDE is.

When I started to explore RubyMotion and got sucked into the "What editors can I use next?" game, I dabbled with RubyMine and was a little surprised. IDEs for me in the past have meant memory bloat and user interface lag but the JetBrains guys have done a great job optimising resource …

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By Asami Novak of New Relic 3 months ago.
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…marketing exec, used to be a programmer just like you. But after years of working at companies like IBM, HP, and Oracle, he eventually found a new line of work : voice acting.

Now a full-time voice actor, Marks was able to launch his second career with the help of Voices.com. Founded in 2004, Voices.com is an online marketplace that connects businesses with professional voice talent. Radio and television stations, advertising agencies, and Fortune 500 companies …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 3 months ago.
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…acquisition of IBM's ThinkPad , along with the rest of IBM's PC business. Lenovo played it smart and didn't fix what wasn't broken, namely the ThinkPad name as well as its look, which is descended from the original ThinkPad "bento box" design created by Richard Sapper in 1990. Lenovo founder Liu Chanzhi says that the three things that Lenovo from the IBM acquisition were:

The Thinkpad brand

More advanced PC manufacturing …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 3 months ago.
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Macintosh, he started his presentation with a story. He introduced an antagonist, IBM, the other dominant computer company of the time, who had a long history and great success, but a vision so blinkered that they blew several opportunities to lead and were perenially playing catch-up. Then he introduced the hero, Apple, the industry's last, best hope for stopping IBM from completely dominating the computer industry and hobbling it with its lack of foresight. Finally, he shows how the …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 3 months ago.
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…top 500 sites are nearly 1s faster (by the median), and on mobile it is closer to 1.5s faster.

In 1956 we may not have had BigData, but BigStorage was definitely in. Amazing picture of IBM's 5 mega-byte drive weighing in at more than 2,000 pounds.

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By Sylvia Vu of New Relic 6 months ago.
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CEO Thomas J. Watson, Sr. ca 1935, addressing the graduates of IBM SSE

I've been gratified to observe in the smaller technical communities in which I've had the pleasure and honor of working a ruthless egalitarian streak centered on competence. Gender, skin color, spiritual persuasion, gender-identity, political leanings, and unfortunate team affiliations didn't matter. All one needed to do was ensure customers were satisfied, work got done, and/or the code compiled and …

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