19 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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By Asami Novak of New Relic 1 day ago.
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Let's face it: Despite the widespread adoption of DevOps among companies like Google, Amazon, and Twitter, the rest of the enterprise world is still trying to catch up. Whether you're looking for help making the transition or are simply looking for tips to do DevOps better, you'll get the chance to do both at New Relic's upcoming Future Talk with Mr. DevOps himself Gene Kim .

Author of "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps…

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…You will also create a mash-up of some common APIs such as Google Maps and Twitter and make them work with one another. One of the new features we will look at in this book is an API-only application with no frontend. At the end of the book, you will learn how to use HTML5 concepts to your advantage and extend the Rails framework with reusable engines.

This book is designed to update, upgrade, and improve your knowledge of Rails 4, as well as your applications.

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It's not advice about scaling a Twitter, but of building a million user system, which is the sweet spot for a lot of projects. His conclusion rings true: Building scalable systems is not all sexy roflscale fun. It's a lot of plumbing and yak shaving. A lot of hacking together tools that really ought to exist already, but all the open source solutions out there are too bad (and yours ends up bad too, but at least it solves your particular problem).

Here's a gloss on the six lessons …

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 5 days ago.
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…else all together, we hope you'll join us in making IT better for everyone."

- Nathen Harvey, Director of Community, Chef

Additional Resources:

Get started with Chef

Learn more about Enterprise Chef

Follow Chef on Twitter @ chef

Join us at ChefConf 2014

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 5 days ago.
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…operations."

- Adam Jacob, chief technology officer, Chef

Additional Resources:

Access the full report, "Developers: The Emerging Power Class"

Get started with Chef

Learn more about Enterprise Chef

Follow Chef on Twitter @ chef

Join us at ChefConf 2014

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 8 days ago.
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…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 so that it's incredibly, …

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On ZURB 8 days ago.
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…comprehensive. We have opened more avenues for engagement ( Forum, GitHub, Twitter) and will continue to grow those. Here's how you can contribute:

Start a discussion on the Forum . If you have an idea for a feature request or a change in Foundation, the Forum is a great place to get backing for it.

Help categorize issues . On GitHub, help determine if an issue is a bug or implementation error. Implementation errors can be sorted in the Forum. See a bug reported …

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…Galera/Codership, Google, Rackspace, Tesora, Twitter, Yelp

Exhibitors: Attunity, Blackbird (formerly PalominoDB), Dropbox, Etsy, FoundationDB, HGST, Rocket Fuel, RSSBus, ScaleArc, ScaleBase, Severalnines, Sphinx, Tokutek, VividCortex

Other: Devart, Facebook, Webyog, MailChimp

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

Open Source Appreciation Day

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 10 days ago.
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I saw some kvetching on Twitter to the effect that the logo designer heard about Heartbleed before the distribution maintainers at e.g. Ubuntu and RedHat did. This kvetching is wrongheaded, because the logo designer only needed the instruction "We have a project named Heartbleed. Come up with a logo which says serious danger ." rather than "Apropos of nothing, mostly non-technical logo designer, the heartbeat protocol in OpenSSL 1.0.1a through 1.0.1f has been fubared …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 11 days ago.
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This photo's been floating about Twitter and other online venues for the past couple of weeks. We're firm believers in this philosophy, so we're more than happy to share it with you:

The quote is attributed to Rear Admiral Grace Hopper , whose achievements in tech are notable. Here's the first paragraph of her Wikipedia entry:

Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 - January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy …

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