19 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 4 days ago.
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In a recent thread on Hacker News discussing recent AWS price changes , seldo mentioned they use AWS for business, they just never use EBS on AWS. A good question was asked:

How do you even do anything without using EBS?

Amazon certainly makes using EBS the easiest path. And EBS has a better reliability record as of late, but it's still often recommended to not use EBS. This avoids a single point of failure at the cost of a lot of complexity, though as AWS…

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 5 days ago.
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Chef surveyed 1,000 software developers in the U.S. to determine trends in their business, societal, financial, and political behavior. Key findings from the survey include:

Staying Power: Developers are invested and committed to their companies and see longevity in their careers. There is a common perception that those involved in software development are constantly changing jobs. Despite the wealth of opportunity available to them, Chef's survey found that …

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 5 days ago.
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Rackspace using Enterprise Chef as part of its DevOps Automation Service is an important benchmark for IT automation:

- Enterprise Chef sets the standard for cloud automation: Enterprise Chef allows you to interact with the Rackspace cloud, OpenStack, and PaaS environments via the knife command line , making it an ideal automation platform for cloud infrastructures. Enterprise Chef can scale to accommodate up to10,000 nodes under …

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 15 days ago.
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(Let me preempt the Hacker News comment from somebody who doesn't run a business: Why would you use DMS when you could just as easily run your own mail server and send the mail directly? Answer: because that introduces new and fragile dependencies whose failure would only be detected after they had failed during a business catastrophe and, incidentally, be designed to avoid spending an amount of money which is freaking pigeon poop.)

So how do we charge for Tarsnap that accomplishes …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 21 days ago.
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tedchs : I'd like to propose a new rule for Hacker News: only if you have built the thing you're saying someone should save money by building themselves, may you say the person should build that thing.

lamby : Bezos predicted they would be good over the long term but said that he didn't want to repeat " Steve Jobs's mistake" of pricing the iPhone in a way that was so fantastically profitable that the smartphone market became a magnet for …

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…on regular days, one mention from Yahoo's homepage or from Hacker News will change that in a moment. Thread Pool will act as protection from overloading a database.

There is also another application for Thread Pool. I often see that application layer creates its own connection pool (think Java), and with ~20-30 app servers it can get to ~3000 connections, and this is already problematic... but not for Percona Server!

The post 16000 active connections - Percona Server continues …

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By Christian Neukirchen of chris blogs 3 months ago.
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I had one final issue, which is rather niche: My newsreader gnus connects to my NNTP feed via a SSH hop. The configuration looked like this: (setq gnus-select-method '(nntp "localhost" (nntp-address "myshellhost") (nntp-rlogin-program "ssh") (nntp-open-connection-function nntp-open-rlogin) (nntp-end-of-line "\n") (nntp-rlogin-parameters ("nc" "mynntpserver" …

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On Lee Munroe 3 months ago.
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Like Hacker News but for designers. Users submit, vote and comment on daily design news.

3. Hacker News

If you work in tech HN is the source of all news worth reading.

4. Twitter

Follow a bunch of designers and people you respect and admire, who share good links. I favorite any links that look useful and go through them later.

5. Products/Dev Tools

Also keep an eye on Leanstack , Product Hunt and Beta List from time to time for …

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By Lew Cirne of New Relic 3 months ago.
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Santa Clara University's Law program. I'm extremely excited about these additions to our team !

Please join me in welcoming Sarah and Robin to the New Relic family.

The post More Company News: Square CFO Sarah Friar is joining our Board! appeared first on New Relic blog .

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 15 days ago.
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News Highlights:

Chef gives developers the ability to configure, test and deploy Windows and Linux resources in minutes, empowering faster software delivery without manual management.

- Robust PowerShell Integration: PowerShell is now native to the Chef Client, making the Chef experience natural for Windows users. The deep integration of PowerShell and Chef makes automating Windows environments with Chef and migrating Windows environments to Azure as easy …

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