25 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 day ago.
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…imperative.

You can see echoes of this same process in Open Source projects like Linux and the libraries and frameworks that get themselves reconstructed in each new environment.

The patterns of recurrence in software are the result of Darwinian selection process that keeps simplicity and value alive in human minds.

A blog post on Persuing Wabi has some fabulous photos of the shrine along with a brief description of why it's the way it is:

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…it's mature, proven to be stable and useful, and it has delivered on the promise of being a free, open-source RDBMS that's stable and useful. As a business product, the concern is manageability: deploying, scaling, monitoring, maintaining, etc. These are not new concerns; the difference today is focus: in the past these mattered less because we still had core usability and performance issues, but today MySQL usability and performance are solved problems. Mark Callaghan's …

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Joe Brockmeier, Open Source & Standards, Red Hat

Two Years Living Your Future

Joe Miller, Lead Systems Engineer, Pantheon

Running MySQL on CentOS Linux

Peter Zaitsev, CEO and Co-Founder, Percona

Notes on MariaDB 10

Michael Widenius, Founder and CTO, MariaDB Foundation

Happy Tools

Jordan Sissel, Systems Engineer, DreamHost

Thank you to all of the presenters at the Open Source Appreciation Day events …

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…be very helpful when creating geo-enabled applications. In this post I will show how we can obtain open-source GIS data, convert it to MySQL and use it in our GEO-enabled applications. I will also present at the upcoming Percona Live conference on this topic .

Data sources ( US)

For the U.S. we may look at 2 major data sources:

1. ZIP codes with latitude, longitude and zip code boundaries (polygon). This can be downloaded from the U.S. Census website: US Zipcodes…

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By miraculous1 of mir.aculo.us 12 months ago.
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this gist with instructions on getting decent rendering quality .

*To accommodate passing parameters along from an HTML email to our Rails app, I've released URLcrypt, an open-source, MIT-licensed Ruby library for ‘elegant' encrypted URLs . Alternatively, you could also use a table the holds tokens, but I find encrypting the account/user id information a more scalable solution.

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By Serdar Sutay of Chef Blog 9 days ago.
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Finally, as usual Chef DK is Open Source. Feel free to open a Github issue or send a PR. Yes not a typo, I meant to say Github issue. We're working on our contribution and issue tracking processes to make it easier to contribute and send us feedback. Stay tuned for more updates on this but feel free to use Github issues on chef-dk project.

Awesome Chefs

Thanks for hanging on and getting to the end of this long post. A lot of good work went into Chef DK. Even though …

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 1 year ago.
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…support, earlier access to upcoming changes, and additional rich features on top of the functionality in open-source Chef. Further, Private Chef's basis on open-source Chef also aligns with our own open philosophy allowing us to contribute back to the greater Chef community."

Pretty cool right?

Even cooler is the fact that Facebook played a role in field-testing the code base for Chef 11 , continuing its commitment to open sourcing its best practices and tools …

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By Stephen Delano of Chef Blog 14 days ago.
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Ohai Chefs! As most of you are already aware, the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug has exposed a giant hole in the security of the Internet over the past few days. Yesterday we released updates to the Chef Server (both Enterprise and Open Source) to address this bug, and we provided instructions on how to properly upgrade an affected server to address the compromised components of your Chef infrastructure. At that time, we incorrectly instructed you that the client keys used to authenticate with the Chef Server were safe:

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By Bryan McLellan of Chef Blog 1 year ago.
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For those of you with extensive deployments of the open-source Chef 10 Server already, we will be relasing migration tools in the future.

Only 64-bit systems are supported at this time. Packages are available for these platforms: Ubuntu 10.04 Ubuntu 11.04 Ubuntu 12.04 CentOS 5 CentOS 6

Chef 11 Client

This release contains new features and some important refactoring of existing parts of the client.

Chef:: Node::Attribute has been completely overhauled. These …

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By John Resig of John Resig 14 days ago.
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The code must be Open Source and up on Github.

Some of these rules were arbitrary. The code doesn't technically need to be written before midnight of the day of but I wanted to avoid staying up too late writing sloppy code. Neither does the code have to be Open Source or up on Github. This just forced me to be more mindful of the code that I was writing (thinking about reusability and deciding to create modules earlier in the process).

Thus far I've been very successful, I'm …

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